Almost 2,000 years ago, Pforzheim originated as the Roman settlement Portus. Original finds show the exciting life of the Romans in this interesting museum.
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Almost 2,000 years ago, Pforzheim was founded as a Roman settlement.
Roman settlement. What did the Roman "Portus", meaning "ford" and
"ford" and "harbor", look like? Where did the inhabitants? What did they believe in? What deities did they worship? How did they live and work? What role did the Limes play in the development of the Roman city, which perished around 260 AD?
The answer can be found during a visit to the Archaeological Museum at the Kappelhof with a large number of original findings from Pforzheim and the Enzkreis. In addition, the archeological site with the foundations of Roman residential buildings point to a high standard of living and a flourishing turnover of goods in the former Portus.
Special tours by appointment.
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How to get there
Arrival by car:
By car you can drive directly to the Old Town Church. On the left side of the church there are some parking possibilities. The museum is only a few steps away.
Arrival by bus:
Take bus line 3, 6 or 9 to the bus stop Altstädter Brücke.