Archaeological Garden (Augsburg)
The open space used as an archaeological garden was to be built over in 1991 and an underground car park built underneath. During extensive excavations between 1992 and 1996, foundations and finds of a large Roman building (probably thermal baths) were found on the site. On July 1, 2010, the Augsburg city council decided to keep the site. Together with the Langner Foundation , the city of Augsburg was able to raise funds for keeping and designing the archaeological garden and bought the site from the Catholic Church.
The preparatory excavations took place on an area of around 2,000 m². The archaeological park has an area of approximately 400 m².
The garden in Äußere Pfaffengässchen was opened on July 8, 2011.
In the area of the archaeological garden are the ground monuments: D-7-7631-0514 (capital of the Roman province of Raetia ) , D-7-7631-0520 (medieval and early modern findings) and D-7-7631-0529 (monastery of the early Modern times ).
Most of the facility is without a roof. On the slightly raised rear area, visitors can get a Mediterranean impression in summer due to the open location and the plants. The example buildings hypocaust heating and infill as well as the preserved hearth are covered.
There is a public drinking fountain in the complex.
- short video report (a.tv) from the opening
- Establishment of an archaeological garden. Site of the Langer Foundation
- report. In: Augsburger Allgemeine , July 2, 2010.
- Page of the city of Augsburg ( Memento of the original from December 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Sebastian Gairhos: The newly opened archaeological garden in Augsburg . In: Monument preservation information . tape 151 , March 2012, ISSN 1863-7590 , p. 46 + 65 ( blfd.bayern.de [PDF; accessed on December 13, 2015]).
- Bavarian Monument Atlas
- Drink water on the go ( Memento of the original from February 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.