Divitia-Deutz Fort

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Historic site
Cologne on the right bank of the Rhine also has an ancient history in the form of the Divitia fort. A fort was built there at the beginning of the 4th century under Emperor Constantine to improve the protection of the border. Parts of the fort's foundations, especially those of the east gate, have been bricked up and are still visible. Most of the western side disappeared in the course of the riverbank regulation in the 19th century. Perhaps the most beautiful element, however, which is still preserved, can be seen on the Rhine boulevard. The so-called "ham cauldron" is integrated into the boulevard and stands out as a semi-circular element.

The Divitia is not to be regarded as a singular defensive structure. It stands in the context of the Roman Limes, which secured the empire on its eastern border for centuries and extended right across what is now Germany, especially along the Rhine and Danube. The Lower Germanic Limes, i.e. the northern part of the Roman border defence system along the Rhine, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2021.

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Eligibility

  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • for Children of all Ages

Parking facilities

Divitia-Deutz is located on the right bank of the Rhine in Cologne, within walking distance of the Cologne Deutz Messe railway station. Accessibility by local and long-distance transport is thus guaranteed.
The Cologne public transport company's light rail service can also be used to reach the Deutzer Freiheit stop, which is directly adjacent to the Divitia. Lines 1, 7 and 9 serve the stop.

Nearby

Divitia-Deutz Fort
Am Deutzer Kastell
50679 Köln

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