One museum is situated in of the oldest buildings of Fließ; the other is found in one the village’s most contemporary: Both museums are located on the Via Claudia Augusta, the Historic Roman Road that dates back over 2,000 years. This ancient Roman road linked the valley of the Po River with Rhaetia (modern Southern Germany) across the Alps. The Archaeological Museum Fließ houses archaeological finds excavated at the prehistoric burnt offering place at nearby Gacher Blick, Bronze Age treasures from Moosbruckschrofen and the Bronze Treasure of Fließ that is associated with Hallstatt Culture. The Via Claudia Documentation Center reveals the history of Via Claudia Augusta, which was traced out as a connection between Italy and the foothills of the Alps in 15 B.C. when Drusus, the Emperor Augustus' son in law, was waging a campaign in the Alps. The road was extended in 46/47 AD under the reign of Emperor Claudius. On display are archaeological finds from along the road as well as a copy of the Tabula Peutingeriana, an illustrated itinerarium (in effect, a road map) showing the cursus publicus, the road network in the Roman Empire.
Archaeological Museum Fließ & Via Claudia Documentation Center
May through October: Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00am – 12:00 noon and 3:00pm – 5:00pm
November through April: Guided Tours of the Museum for groups of 10+ are available by appointment
- Family friendly
- Possible in rainy weather
Both museums are located at the village center of Fließ.