Niedernberg is located where the Odenwald meets the Lower Main
plain. The historic centre contains carefully restored tmber frame
buildings. They illustrate the history of the town which has
expanded tremendously in the last decades.
The Main bridge, opened in 2001, and the connection to the Autobahn make Niedernberg attractive for small-to-medium-sized companies. The Niedernberg Lakes, a recreation area of lakes with swimming areas, is in the south of the town.
Region: Obergermanischer Limes
A cohort was
stationed in antique Niedernberg. Its function was to control the
areas where the Leidersbach and the Altenbach flowed into the Main
at what is now Markt Sulzbach. Placed near to the Main bank, the
praetorian front was oriented to the flow of the river. The modern
Hauptstraße approximates the "via principalis", main road. The site
of the Roman wall is marked on the ground in front of the
The most important find is a fountain shaped in the form of Silenus' head. This is on display in the Stiftsmuseum Aschaffenburg (Fig. see Link to Fort Niedernberg, left column).
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung