Seligenstadt has many visitors, thanks to the former Benedictine monastery with the Einhard basilica. In 815 Einhard, the tutor, biographer and consultant to Charlemagne, founded the Franconian settlement Obermulinheim. Seligenstadt, which became a "freie Reichsstadt" in 1307, boomed with trade and commerce in the Middle Ages. Historic handicraft markets that still take place today are a reminder of this past. Well-tended timber frame houses enhance the historic Old Town.
Region: Obergermanischer Limes
fort, which today lies beneath the Old Town north of the former
Benedictine monastery, was the northernmost fort at the Main Limes.
An expansive civil
settlement surrounded the fort that was located on a raised
terrace. The find of an inscription indicates that markets were
regularly held here in Roman times. Pottery finds show that the
area was resettled after the Roman troops retreated around 260
Stones from the decayed fort were used to build the Benedictine monastery.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung