Obernburg was elevated to the status of city in 1317 by the Archbishop of Mainz. The well-preserved towers and gates of the historic centre are evidence of the city's importance as a trading centre. Many festivities are celebrated in the historic centre with its timber-framed buildings. Obernburg lies along the Franconian "Rotwein-Wanderweg" (red wine hiking route).
Region: Obergermanischer Limes
The historic centre of Obernburg lies above the Roman fort. The fort was surrounded by its vicus; there was a harbour at the Main. Obernburg became famous far beyond its boundaries through the excavation in 2000 of a beneficiarius station, the equivalent of a Roman police station, which was located at the beginning of the modern Römerstraße. The features were well preserved under the mud layers. Examples include the Mediterranean-style courtyard with a fountain and the dedication area with over one hundred altars.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung