Mosaic floor in the Roman Museum Grabenstätt
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The archeological excavation sights take you back to the years 250 AD at eleven different former Roman towns directly next to Lake Chiemsee. After the little ones of the family have experienced the history of the region with the Roman boy Marcus and the Celtic girl Annilio, they can now explore the Roman region themselves. Museums, circular routes and monuments offer the older members of the family a glimpse of Roman life in the past.

History of the Roman Region

The Roman region Chiemsee was founded in 2018. About 2000 years ago, Romans and Celts lived side by side in the region around Lake Chiemsee and greeted each other with the word "Salve". Many of the Romans were destroyed when the two clans were driven out by the Alemannic hordes. However, archaeologists continued to find Roman sites, houses and living materials well into the 19th century. Nowadays the Roman region explains the life of the Romans and Celts in a story about the different Roman places. Finds can be examined at the eleven locations and the life of the two cultures can be experienced through active design. The various stations are easily and quickly connected to each other by well-developed bicycle and hiking trails.

The Roman region of Chiemsee was created with the help of archaeologists, with the support of the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and the Archaeological State Collection and with funding from the LEADER European funding program via the LAGs Chiemgau Lake District and Chiemgau Alps.

Mosaik im Römermuseum Grabenstätt
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Roman places

Bernau: On the Hizelsberg in Bernau there is an archaeological monument of a Roman estate and there is also a window into the past through which you can experience Roman life for yourself.

Prien: You can also explore a ground monument of a Roman estate in this Roman town.

Bergen: Celtic iron from Noricum is exhibited in the Maxhütte in Bergen and another Roman archaeological monument can be seen in Holzhausen near Bergen.

Pittenhart: This Roman town is characterized by its Roman silhouettes and the Roman cult site on the Höhenberg.

Grabenstätt: There are three Roman sights here: a Roman tombstone above the church door of St. John's Church, one of the two Roman museums in the Grabenstätt palace economy and in Erlstätt the archeological monument of a Roman estate.

Breitbrunn: The fifth archeological monument of a Roman estate is exhibited in Unterkitzing near Breitbrunn.

Bad Endorf: This is where the walk-in labyrinth of the Romans is located.

Grassau: A Roman tombstone can still be seen in the Grassau Church of St. Margaret.

Chieming: In this Roman town you can see Roman finds in the home of the Roman town and in the nearby village of Stöttham there are reconstructed Roman stones.

Seeon-Seebruck: Here is the second Roman museum, the Museum Bedaium, and there is also an archaeological circular route in this Roman town.

Aschau im Chiemgau: Roman finds were made in this Roman town up until the 19th century and are now on display in Aschau im Chiemgau. From Aschau you can see the former Roman escape caves, which you can also visit.


The Roman region offers a lot for children to discover. A short story, in which a Roman boy named Marcus and the Celtic girl Annilio have different adventures in the eleven Roman towns, takes the children to the year 250 AD. After that, they can put their knowledge to the test by solving the riddle and even get a certificate. In some Roman places there are active stations for the little ones, e.g. B. an archery range and a maze. The Bedaium Roman Museum also offers child-friendly tours.

You can read the whole story here.


If you have any questions, you can contact the responsible tourist information office in the Roman town.

Roman explains the history of the Romans in the Roman town of Seeon-Seebruck to the children
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Roman region Chiemsee

You can find more information directly at the Roman region.

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Would you like a puzzle rally?

Do you know Roman history or have you already visited some of the stations in the Roman region? Then test your knowledge at the online puzzle rally.

It's this way
Couple walks on Chiemsee
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Urlaub direkt am Chiemsee

View from the Chiemsee to the Fraueninsel
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Sights to see & places to visit

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Roman museums in Chiemgau

Römermuseum Bedaium Seebruck

The Bedaium Roman Museum is located in the beautiful community of Seebruck am Chiemsee. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans - with sea air in your nose and mountains in view.

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Römermuseum Grabenstätt

Building materials and tools, agricultural equipment, household items and crockery that are over 2000 years old are on display there.

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Museum Maxhütte

Currently closed for renovation work, expected reopening in spring 2022

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