The Eastern Fort in Welzheim was built during the second century AD and inhabited by Roman soldiers of the Ala Scubulorum.The town was home to two forts at this time but not much remains today of the much bigger Western Fort as the town has been built on top of it.
The forts in Welzheim were some of the biggest forts along the Upper German Limes, the Eastern fort spreads over 4.2 ha and has been reconstructed.
To enter the open air museum you will pass from the reconstructed entrance gate with its massive stone towers, the towers are accessible. Once inside you will find a number of stone monument, many bear reliefs with religious scenes.
Further there is a Roman Bath, a well, and the Southern entrance to the fort to be seen. Many of the findings from the site are on exhibit in the museum of Welzheim.
The Eastern Fort with its archaeological park is part of the Limes, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is open all year round, the entrance is free. Guided tours can be arranged.