The LIMESEUM remains temporarily
closed due to high incidence.
If the incidence value is below 100 again and we are allowed to reopen, you will be informed here.
If the incidence value in the district of Ansbach is between 50 and 100
If the incidence value rises above 100, the LIMESEUM must unfortunately remain closed.
The current incidence values can be found at:
We are pleased to welcome you to the LIMESEUM Ruffenhofen! Due to the current situation, please note the following points for your own protection and that of others:
If the value is less than 50, a visit is possible without registration. In any case, please provide the contact details of one person per household, the number of persons and the period of the visit.
Please only enter the building if you do not have a fever and have not had any contact with people who have contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Please wear an FFP2 mask in the museum. If you do not have an FFP2 mask with you, you can purchase one from us for €2 for the museum visit.
Please keep a distance of 1.5 m from others.
Please disinfect your hands. There are dispensers with disinfectant in the entrance area, by the cloakroom and at 5 locations in the museum.
For reasons of hygiene, a few stations in the museum cannot be used at present:
- the touch station
- the smelling station
- the dressing station
- the reading corner
We have developed an approximate tour of the museum with red arrows stuck to the floor so that it is easier for you to keep your distance from other visitors.
Drinks and ice cream from our museum café are currently available for you to take away and then enjoy.
Despite the restrictions, we wish you a pleasant stay!
The team of the LIMESEUM Ruffenhofen
Our next special exhibition:
Myth of the Wolf
The LIMESEUM, which opened its doors 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 provides visitors with an area to relax. The multipurpose room can also be rented for lectures and external events in the evening (via contact).
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