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The Return of the Roman Legion

The Return of the Roman Legion: Roman Heritage in Upper Austria


This year’s Upper Austrian State Exhibition is all about the Romans. From 27 April to 4 November 2018, the state exhibition is offering a multi-layered insight into the life of the Romans 1,800 years ago, taking visitors on a quest back to the time of the “Imperium Romanum”. Visitors can expect excavations, experiments, impressive original finds, research adventures for aspiring archaeologists, interactive apps and virtual worlds to explore the former Roman Empire in Upper Austria. The exhibition is mainly located in the city of Enns, the oldest city in Austria, and also makes appearances in Schlögen and Oberranna in the Upper Danube Valley.

The Romans on the Danube in Upper Austria 

For more than 500 years, the Roman Empire – with its legionnaires, craftsmen and farmers, its architecture, forts and baths – made its mark on our country and has left lasting traces behind. Roman soldiers built legionary camps, forts and watchtowers along the Danube, not only securing the northern border of the Roman Empire for centuries, but also bringing the achievements of Roman civilisation to this region, reflected in a lively cultural exchange and thriving economy.

Enns – trade and military centre
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