During ancient times, the name of Mainz was Mogontiacum. You still find several Roman remains in the city. For example, the ruins of the Roman theatre stand next to the railway station named Mainz Römisches Theater.
The Horseshoe Tower (Hufeisenturm) in Tulln remains from the ancient military camp Comagena. The Roman name originated from an equestrian unit descending from the region of Commagena.
This monument in Cividale del Friuli remembers Julius Caesar, who founded the city in 50 BC. Its founding name was Forum Iulli. The name of the area of modern Friuli originates from this ancient city name.
Before entering Venice, I visited the archaeological site of the ancient Altinum near Quarto d’Altino. There, I saw the remains of a Roman street. The nearby Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Altino displayed a bunch of ancient findings.
This model represents the ancient forum of Cambodunum. This Roman city stood on the grounds of today’s Kempten. In the Archaeological Park Cambodunum (APC), you will find reconstructed temples of the former Roman settlement.
The ancient Roman name of Ljubljana was Emona. Today, one can still see some Roman elements in the city. E.g. this redesign of a part of the Roman town walls was created by architect Jože Plečnik.
This wall of Seggau Castle (Schloss Seggau) near Leibnitz is a heaven for friends of Roman history. You find there an extensive lapidarium with ancient tombstones. More artefacts are shown at the Roman museum in Wagna nearby.
Lermoos is situated at a historic route which was even used by the ancient Romans. This clever example of offline ‘augmented reality’ reminds of the fact that there was a Roman path made of trunks leading through the swamp between Lermoos, Ehrwald and Biberwier.
Mosaic at a building in Vienna mentioning that the right principal gate (porta principalis dextra) of a Roman camp was situated here in 1st century. The name of this camp was Vindobona. More…
During a Roman festival at the archaeological park of Carnuntum I watched a reenactment of a Roman wedding. That way I learned about the tradition, that the Roman bride is cloaked. More…
On a train journey from Vienna to Carntuntum-Petronell I took this photo of an ancient Roman monument. The structure is part of the archaeology park Carnuntum. Local people call this monument Heidentor (Pagans’ Gate).
Reconstruction of an ancient Roman sewer cover seen at the Archaeological Park Carnuntum located in the Austrian state Niederösterreich (Lower Austria). More…