Romans, Celts & Alemanni
After the Great Wall of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Limes is the longest archaeological monument in the world. Parts of this Roman past can still be seen and experienced today in the Swabian Alb. The Celts, called "celtae" or "galli" (Gauls) by the Romans, also lived throughout Central Europe. The Greeks called them "keltoi", which means the "sublime" or the "brave". The end of Roman rule in the southwest of what is now Germany came when the Alamanni pushed through the Limes on a broad front around 250 AD. Traces of these powerful people can be found today all over the Swabian Alb.