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...
International Museum Day – At home with the Romans
Today, iPads, games consoles, spaghetti and potato chips are left outside. Instead, you can put on a tunic, eat lying down and learn to play Roman games in the Roman house. For more on the International Museum Day go to: www.museums.ch Admission is free and bookings are not necessary free...
Patterns from coloured stones - Make your own mosaic
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: Mosaics were a favourite form of interior decoration in Roman times. First we’ll...
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...
Suitable for families
Opening hoursOpen all year
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
+41 61 552 22 22