The Greinberg, 500m high, lies between Miltenberg-Altstadt and Miltenberg an den Main.
The peak of the Greinberg is between the cohort
fort and the numerus
fort. This is the site of a prehistoric bank and ditch within
which a temple complex was built, dedicated to Mercurius
Cimbrianus and Mercurius Avernoricus. To the south of the
shrine the so-called "Touton stone" was discovered.
Another temple in the shape of a rectangle was located at the northwestern bluff.
Finds from the mid-5th century indicate that people were present at the site during the period of the Franconians at the Main.
Two temple complexes; location of the "Touton stone" find.
Current State: The walls of the Mercury temple at the Greinberg plateau have been seriously damaged.
Monument Protection: Yes
Research: The temple complex at the plateau was found during excavations in 1845. In 1881 the second temple was discovered. The "Touton stone" was found in 1878.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung