Can there be any more authentic way of experiencing history than to walk among 2,000-year-old ruins, or to touch an object once held in Roman hands?
In Switzerlandâ€™s oldest city, stroll among the ancient monuments and see what it feels like to touch original artefacts. Sit in the theatre, perhaps, and conjure up the thrill and spectacle of a live performance; ponder, in front of the largest silver treasure from late antiquity, on the corrupting power of wealth; or get a feel of the lifestyle of the period in the reconstructed Roman House. Or why not roll up your sleeves, join a genuine excavation and experience the spine-tingling feeling of bringing 2,000-year-old objects to light. Augusta Raurica offers an experience like none other.
Augusta Raurica, one of the most attractive recreation areas in the vicinity of Basel, is the oldest Roman colony on the Rhine. Explore the old Roman town, where about 20,000 people lived.Stroll through the Roman House and see how fruitfully Rome's Mediterranean civilisation merged with the indigenous Celtic lifestyle. The silver treasure at the Roman Museum is also worth a visit.
Mon: 1 - 5 pm
Tues to Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
How to get there:
By train to Kaiseraugst or Bus 70 from "Basel Aescherplatz" to Augst.