In the 5th century the bishop of Augusta Rauricorum (now called Kaiser Augst), 71 m.
The rivalry of the two Powers in the East, cunningly exploited by the Kaiser, was growing more and more acute.
In his time many fine palaces and beautiful villas were built in Syria, and Becker's conjecture seems not altogether improbable, that from this period dates the palace of Mashetta, the façade of which is now in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum at Berlin, as perhaps also the country houses discovered by Musil in the land of Moab.
The town hall, decorated with frescoes by P. Janssen (b.1844), and the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum are the most noteworthy secular buildings.
Brunsbuttel is the west terminus of the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, which is closed there by double locks.