Augusta Raurica

The fascinating Roman town of Augusta Raurica is one of the region's most significant attractions. Impressive monuments, interesting workshops, tranquil walks and secluded country picnic spots turn a trip here into an unforgettable experience.  

In front of the Augusta Raurica museum in Augst you will find – almost as an introduction to the Roman town – the largest bronze model ever made of a Roman town. At 14 m² across and weighing 1.2 tons, it gives an excellent idea of the size and splendour of the former metropolis. You can see – and touch – temples, theatres, villa districts and the craft quarter. The imposing theatre, the authentically decorated Roman villa, the mysterious well shaft, the largest hoard of Late Antiquity silver, and the cute animals in the zoo, are all there to be discovered, either as part of a guided tour or at your own leisure. You will get a particularly good impression of the ruins during the annual Roman festival, in which more than 700 people take part, or at a show in the theatre, where the thrilling atmosphere makes it feel like it did 1800 years ago.  

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Augusta Raurica

Giebenacherstr. 17
4302 Augst

+41 61 552 22 22

opening hours

daily from 10am to 5pm.

Visitor's Pass

50% discount on admission

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