In Brey you get a front-row view of majestic Marksburg Castle on the opposite
bank of the river. But Brey itself also boasts an interesting history going back
to Neolithic times.
Archaeological finds provide evidence of this early settlement. Later on the Romans, too, were among those who inhabited this area. Numerous relics have been unearthed which bear witness to Roman life in Brey, including the remains of a Roman water supply system. The accessible section of the tunnel of the
Roman water conduit is about 40 metres long. It was hewn out of the slate rock at a depth of 4 to 4.5 metres and water still runs through it today. Guided tours are available. Extensive archaeological field surveys were carried out between 2003 and 2005 and have established the course of the Roman water conduit over a distance of more than 660 metres. Today Brey is a modern residential community with some fine half-timbered buildings in the village centre. The residents of Brey are very aware of their historical heritage. There are numerous clubs and recreational activities and a whole series of seasonal festivities takes place in Brey throughout the year, attracting visitors from near and far.