© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Schneeschuwandern im Mühlviertel in der Nähe von Bad Zell.

Roman archaeological site villa "Rustica" -

Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • Suitable for groups

As one of the last visible signs of the historical past of the Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting market, in Totenhölzl - about 1 km from the outskirts - are the remains of a Roman country house, once part of a large-scale settlement, built around 160 AD.

The walls were exposed by Dr. Vetters 1951, after another looming decay, it was restored in 1997.

The Villa Rustica is a seven-room building, and the foundations of four rooms can still be seen today. The Romans have by no means foregone the well-known "living comfort", as evidenced by a kind of underfloor heating in which smoke was channeled through the entire house. A piece of a lead pipe was also found in a room that may have served as a kitchen. This in turn proves that at least one of the rooms was running water. Under no circumstances should this Roman country house be a single homestead, because in Urharting, a few meters above, the foundations of a much larger Roman estate could be located, but these were no longer uncovered.

Text: Kulturbegleiter and Kultur-Netz

How do I get there? Walking past the train station, at the end of the sports field, diagonally across the street, I see a large building painted yellow. I leave it on the left, cross the railroad tracks and stay on this path until after about 500 m I come to a wooded area where the "Roman villa" is also located. (Text Kulturbegleiter)

Coming by bike along the Roman Cycle Path (Römerradweg) on the detour from the main route from the Lambach power plant. More information about the Römerradweg at: https://www.roemerradweg.info

Accessibility / arrival

About 1 km from the centre of Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.

We recommend that you travel by public transport!

Bus-train information

By train: Arrival with the Vorchdorfer Bahn 160 from Stern & Hafferl. So you can use the direct connection to Vorchdorf or Lambach.

by bus: OÖVV bus line 504
Nedyharting - Bad Wimsbach - Stadl-Paura - Lambach - Edt bei Lambach - Gunskirchen - Wels
with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 80 from Vorchdorf to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
Min. Call the taxi center 1 hour in advance on 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.

by bike: on the R 11 from Grünau im Almtal or Wels to the center of Pettenbach

by car:
Motorway A1: Leave the west motorway A1 in Vorchdorf and follow the Pettenbacher Straße to the center of Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.
Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!

Travelling by public transport
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  • Free entry
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  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer

Please get in touch for more information.


Roman archaeological site villa "Rustica" -
4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Phone +43 7245 25055

Contact person
Villa Rustica
Marktgemeinde Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Phone +43 7245 25055

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