Roman Cavalry Fort - North-west Corner
Römisches Reiterkastell Aalen - Nordwestecke
Der Eckturm des Kastells liegt hier ungefähr in der Mitte der St. Johann- Straße. Die 277 m lange Nordfront mit den Spitzgräben, der ca. 6m hohen Wehrmauer mit sechs Türmen und der mächtigen Porta principalis sinistra direkt vor dem Limesmuseum verlief Hang abwärts bis zum Ende der heutigen Friedhofsmauer des St. Johann-Friedhofs. Vor dieser Nordseite des kastells könnte der Exerzierplatz/ Campus gelegen haben, auf dem die Soldaten mit ihren Pferden militärische Übungen, Turniere und Paraden durchführten.
Covering an area of around 6 hectares, the large garrison was situated on a south-eastern slope as can still be clearly seen from outside. From this position the soldiers had an excellent overview and, in particular, they were able to control the important road connections to the west though the Rems valley in the direction
The corner tower of the fort was roughly here in the middle of St. Johann Strasse. The 277-metre north front, with the trenches, the 6-metre defensive wall with six towers and the mighty porta principalis sinistra directly at the Limes Museum, ran down the slope to the end of the present-day wall of the St. Johann cemetery.
The parade ground / campus, where the soldiers and their horses engaged in military exercises,
tournaments and parades, was probably here on the north side of the fort.
Location. 48° 50.152′ N, 10° 4.976′ E. Marker is in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, in Ostalbkreis. Marker is at the intersection of Sankt-Johann-Straße and Kastellstraße, on the left when traveling south on Sankt-Johann-Straße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sankt-Johann-Straße 7, Aalen, Baden-Württemberg 73430, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Römisches Reiterkastell Aalen - Nordostecke / Roman Cavalry Fort Aalen - Northeastern Corner (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line).
Regarding Roman Cavalry Fort - North-west Corner. ("Limes" is latin for limit or border.) The marker is located across the street from the Limes information center, and perhaps 100 meters uphill of the entrance to the Limes fort museum.
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