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The Roman town only a stone’s throw from Basel in SwitzerlandAn outing for the whole family that offers much and costs little.The imposing Roman theatre, the authentic Roman villa, the mysterious well shaft, the biggest silver treasure of late...more
This is a nice place to walk around and look at. It is quite large so it is more of a place to walk around on a nice day rather then spend time inside. Bring a picknick, there are many places to eat, relax in...More
Augusta Raurica just outside Basel used to be one of the biggest if not the biggest roman settlement north of the Alps. There is still lot to see. It has a museum, an Amphitheater where concerts are played once in a while and a big...More
This is an awesome site to visit. You don't necessarily think of Roman ruins when you think about Switzerland but this adds to your trip tremendously. Take a couple hours to explore the ruins and museum.
Roman ruins in Switzerland. Have visited Augusta Raurica twice now. Once for the annual Roman Festival (Römerfest Augusta Raurica) they have every August and just the other day.
The festival was excellent. Well spread out, and lots to see. Had gladiator battles, cavalry chases, a...More
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Karin K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Augusta Raurica, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018
Thank you for your feedback and visit. We are sorry to hear, that you only saw a few birds. At the animal parc you can see special breeds that were popular with the Romans. As for example the “Valais landrace sheep”, “Nera Verzasca...More
One of the best examples of Roman influence. The museum, great collection of artifacts and wealth of information. Reconstructed example of a "typical" Roman home, the theature, temple ruins. For the person with a true interest in Roman history, this is it in a nutshell....More
These are the ruins of the oldest Roman colony on the Rhine. There are ruins here that have been dated back to 6 BC. That alone makes it pretty cool. Several areas have been excavated. For example, the amphitheater and some dwellings. You could easily...More
It's a 20 minute train ride from Basel and another 10 minute walk but it is well worth it.
More than 10,000 people lived in this Roman settlement along the Rhine, and for a few hours you can visit this incredible site that has a...More
Museum staff were friendly and helpful to us deaf couple. They spoke English. The museum was on the small side for such a large Roman site but their silver plate collection was fantastic. Clear explanations and interesting for schoolkids too, as a good number were...More