The LIMESEUM is a barrier-free building that enables people with walking disabilities to visit.

Dogs are not permitted in the museum (with the exception of guide dogs).

We offer guided tours through the LIMESEUM for groups. Please register ahead of time so that we can ensure that everything runs smoothly.

In addition to age-appropriate guided tours for school classes, there are also various museum educational programs , that are currently being expanded. In addition to visiting the LIMESEUM, we offer guided tours through the Roman Park Ruffenhofen.

In addition, there are public tours every month, for which no registration is required. You can find out the dates for the next public tour here. The meeting point is always at the museum ticket office.

To shorten the waiting time or to take a rest before a tour of the Roman Park, we recommend our small museum café, where you can enjoy drinks, cakes and ice cream.

Photos: Oliver Heinl

The LIMESEUM, which opened in 2012, was the first new Limes Museum built in Bavaria since the Limes was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Designed by the Munich architecture firm Karl + Probst, the round construction is optimally integrated in its natural environment. The wood and glass facade provides visitors with a constant visual connection between the themes and objects of the exhibits and the adjacent World Heritage property itself. This experience peaks with the view from the panorama window onto the fort in the Roman Park. The perspective enables us to understand the dimensions and layout of this archaeological monument.

The permanent exhibit in the LIMESEUM is a modern display of the portion of the Limes between Mönchsroth and Arberg, with a focus on Ruffenhofen. The concentration here is on a portrayal of life at the Limes as well as the topics of wood preservation, the military, and the daily life of civilians.

The soldier December,whose name has been found in sources from the Ruffenhofen fort, accompanies visitors throughout the museum with tales about his life in exhibits, audio stations, and a film. Children can experience day-to-day life at the Limes first hand at our activity stations.

The small café offers visitors a place to pause. The multi-purpose room (using the contact form) can be rented for lectures and external events in the evening.


You can find offers for school classes and the holiday offers for children in August / September 2021 under Museum Education

Events can be found under Home - Your Visit - Current Issues - Program ->  Dates

Schematische Darstellung der einzelnen Bereiche des LIMESEUMLIMESEUM - Innengliederung

1 Museum Café
2 entrance area
3 Use of quotations for Limes
4 Typical Rome!
5 A limit for Rome
6 Soldiers for Rome
7 Museum Cinema
8 Life in the vicus
9 Special exhibition area with panoramic window