Villa Otrang, relicts of Roman glory
Precious remains of a grandiose country estate rescued! The 19th century was an exciting time for archaeology, because people became ever more enthusiastic about history. When a farmer stumbled across precious mosaics while working near Bitburg, he didn’t just plough over them. The find was secured and protective buildings were erected, which themselves are now protected as well. Just go and see it. Today, we know that there was once a huge estate near the village Fließem, with a richly decorated manor house, baths and even its own temple complex. Of course, there was also a heating system. The residential tract included a commercial sector with various buildings. Today, the precious mosaic floors that once adorned the manorial rooms fascinate. The villa faced the important Roman road from Trier to Cologne, and if you carry on to Bitburg you will come to an important former Roman street settlement with a large fort. The city’s Roman history is revealed through an interesting, multi-media archaeological trail.
A station along the Roman roads.