Welcome to the monuments and sites of the Danube Limes!
The Roman Limes is the single largest cultural heritage monument in Europe approved as a multinational, serial “Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site” by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2005.
The Danube Limes forms an impressive archaeological landscape
with hundreds of military installations – fortresses, forts, watchtowers and adjacent civil settlements. Those monuments tell the vibrant story of the Roman frontiers centuries-long evolution and culture. The remains of the fortified frontier, both above and below ground, are often in a remarkably good condition. They have been well integrated into the landscape and certainly deserve more attention and care.
Protecting our Limes heritage from destruction
After surviving since antiquity these archaeological remains are more threatened than ever before, because of rapid urban and rural development. The extension of the transnational UNESCO World Heritage Site “Frontiers of the Roman Empire” into the Danube countries, initiated by Hungary and Slovakia in the Central Europe project “Danube Limes – UNESCO World Heritage” (2008-2011) will now take the results and lessons learnt on to the next level in establishing collaboration with partners linked to cultural heritage protection and marketing into the Lower Danube countries.
Institute for History, University of Vienna
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 14277 27216; +43 6991 1079715
Fax: +43 14277 9272