Nr. on the small map: 2 (Miltenberg)

Around 159/169AC, the Romans extended their borderline, the so-called Limes, all the way to the “Miltenberg Mainknie” (Main River Knee) and thus, secured the passage from a river to a land boundary with two forts. Almost 500 soldiers, infantry as well as cavalry, protected the fort Cohort, west of today’s town. Being pushed by the Teutons, the Romans pulled their troops back towards the Rhine River around 260AC. On top of the remains of said fort, the town Wallhausen, predecessor of Miltenberg, was laid out.

Findings of this fort and of the town Wallhausen can be admired inside the „Museum Stadt Miltenberg”, located at the Market Square.