Roman Limes near Arnhem Netherlands via Fort Meinerswijk Arnhem

Former Roman Empire frontier in bid as World Heritage Site

The Netherlands is to lead the way, in cooperation with the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, in applying for the “Wet Limes” region to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The application is to be submitted to UNESCO in Paris on Thursday, January 9, 2020. A decision could be announced by July 2021.

The Lower German Limes runs between Bad Breisig in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, through the state of North Rhine-Westfalia, to the seaside resort Katwijk in the Netherlands. The approximately 400-kilometer-long border area follows the course of the Rhine River and was a frontier during Roman times.

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