The limekiln in Bad Münstereifel-Iversheim is one of several kilns that were already constructed and used by Roman legionnaires around 100A.D. Originally consisting of four ovens, they were initially reconstructed and expanded by the Romans after their destruction through the attacks by the Franken after 270 A.D., but were abandoned hastily around 300 A.D. In 1966 the limekilns were discovered when water pipes were being laid. Since then six complete kilns have been laid open and documented.
One of the kilns was reconstructed and actually functioned. The kiln walls contained Dolomite, which the Romans dug out of the slopes above.