Off to Roman Antiquity!
History and tradition
Nature and environment
The erstwhile capital city of the Regio Basiliensis still has much to offer: the largest Roman silver treasure, the impressive theatre, the atmospheric Roman house or the new city model made of bronze. However, life in antiquity can be experienced most authentically in one of the numerous workshops. Baking bread, making pottery or perhaps a fine perfume essence? No matter what you choose, an unforgettable experience is always guaranteed - for Augusta Raurica is the perfect excursion destination.
Zoo Augusta Raurica
In Augusta Raurica alone over four million animal bones were found. Our knowledge of antique breeding is derived from these findings, and also from antique literature and Roman depictions. Today visitors can encounter here curly-coated pigs, Eringer cows, coarse-hair sheep, Nera-Verzasca...
The Roman festival of Augusta Raurica
The yells of the crowds, the rattle and clash of weapons, the roar of legionaries, the laughter of children, the cries of vendors, the singing of musicians and, in the background, the sounds of craftspeople plying their trades and the all-pervasive scent of wood fires, roast suckling pig and horse...
Oils and other lotions
This activity (tour or workshop) will be conducted in German. This offer may be available in English on request. Please contact our visitor service, tel. +41 (0)61 552 22 22 or email@example.com. Workshop: Aromatic ointments and fragrant oils have always been very popular. On a tour of the...
Combat school for gladiators
Workshop: Did you ever dream of standing in the arena as a gladiator? Under the guidance of one of our experienced fighters, you will learn all about the combat techniques and weapons used by these top athletes of the ancient world. You’ll train and eat as they did 2000 years ago. And along the way...
Stone on stone
This activity (tour or workshop) will be conducted in German. This offer may be available in English on request. Please contact our visitor service, tel. +41 (0)61 552 22 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop: The impressive monuments in Augusta Raurica were built with the simplest of...
Bread Baking: From grain to Roman bread (in english)
Workshop: How was grain processed into bread 2000 years ago? You will experience this together step by step as you make a tasty loaf in the Roman way. Firstly you will grind the grain in a Roman stone mill before kneading and shaping the dough according to your own ideas. Then the loaves will be...
Suitable for families
Opening hoursOpen all year
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
+41 61 552 22 22