Propsteier Villa

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View of room I towards the south
Reconstruction drawing, with Jupiter's column (not verified) and millstone (verified)
with a view from the southwest

The Propsteier Villa is the remnant of a Roman villa rustica on the southeast slope of the Propsteier Forest in the area of ​​the city of Eschweiler in the city ​​region of Aachen .

In an archaeological excavation and documentation carried out from autumn 1880 to autumn 1881 , it was dated to around 300 AD because of a copper coin of Emperor Valerian (reign 253–260 AD). Among other things, cellars, a courtyard, a pistrinum (grinding mill room ) with a millstone made of Eifel lava , a kitchen (room I), a bathing system with hypocaust and drainage ducts with a lead pipe were proven. The Propsteier Villa was found by chance in the summer of 1876. The hill there was popularly called the “Teufelsburg” in the Eschweiler district of Röhe .



  • Fritz Berndt: A Roman villa near Stolberg . In: Zeitschrift des Aachener Geschichtsverein , Volume 4, 1882, pp. 179–188, ISSN  0065-0137 .
  • Franz Cramer: excavations and finds from prehistoric and Roman times in Eschweiler and the surrounding area . Eschweiler 1905.
  • Walter Kaemmerer: Eschweiler in its history. Part I: The past . Eschweiler 1964, p. 86.
  • Propsteier Villa (= series of publications by the Eschweiler History Association. Volume 23). Eschweiler Geschichtsverein, Eschweiler 2004, p. 168, ISSN  0724-7745
  • Nico Biermanns: Oysters, olives and wine from the Mediterranean. The 'villa rustica' in the Propsteier forest . Script from March 2016 ( PDF on )