The Rankweil open-air museum exhibits three buildings belonging to a Roman estate dating from the 1st to the 5th centuries AC.
In the first half of the 1st century AC, Roman settlers erected a farming estate on a scree of the river Frutz, in the middle of the Bresner Weitried marsh, which consisted of several buildings. To date, three buildings have been studied archaeologically.
The building in the northern part of the complex which was discovered in 1996 and studied between 2002 and 2007 served as a residential building, from the 2nd century AC at the latest and is considered the main building of the estate.
The second building further south, known for decades as the ”Open-Air Museum Römervilla”, was also used for residential purposes. In its essential features, this building was most likely constructed as early as in the 2nd century AC.
Design: marte.marte architekten, Completion: 2009
Function: museumOpening hours
Accessible at any time. Info boards on site.
Author: Architektouren Vorarlberg
letzte Änderung: 20.02.2018