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Augusta Raurica

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A walk through antiquity

Fantastic place for everyone. There is plenty to see outdoors and there's a small museum onsite... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2015
Chad B
Don't miss the reconstructed house

This is a fun place to get exposure to Roman ruins. You can make. A day of it or just visit the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
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“roman ruins”(14 reviews)
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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
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Giebenacherstrasse 17, Augst 4302, Switzerland
+41 61 552 22 22
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Fantastic place for everyone. There is plenty to see outdoors and there's a small museum onsite. It's a great place for children and there are many activities, but you have to check the dates and times. Not everything is in one place, either. I like...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank Chad B
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This is a fun place to get exposure to Roman ruins. You can make. A day of it or just visit the museum and areas near the parking lot.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Very interesting place spread out over a small area. Lots of relics and information giving you an idea of Roman life in the town. The museum is also superb with an 8 franc entrance fee. Take a picnic if the weather is good. Within easy...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank gwenllianpepi
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Who is expecting to find such fantastic Roman ruins in a sleepy Swiss town? While there are not a lot of ruins, there are enough to make for a very pleasant stroll around. The museum building across the street has a few interesting displays, especially...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank EDLichtenstein
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The ruins are very well maintained as would be expected of a historic sight in Switzerland . What is brilliant is the the ruins are placed among residential houses, so some people have to drive through them to get to work in the morning. However...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank FrankDiscoveries
Reviewed 22 September 2014

What a disappointment! After having read up about the historic Augusta Raurica and making the effort to travel to Augst in order to see it, we were not very impressed. The structures were covered by a temporary stage, which really hindered our view. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank GeorgeJWM
Karin K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Augusta Raurica, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2014

Dear George So sorry that you didn't like our Roman Town. Could it be that you - according to your description - visited just one of the theaters in the center? Unfortunately you choose the moment in which we have our summer-festivals in the ancient...More

Reviewed 14 July 2014

Free trip on 81 bus from Basel (if staying in hotel you get free pass. ) Site and ruins are free entry. Museum worth the entry fee to see how Romans lived and rooms furnished often with finds from the site. Largest find of roman...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank bdenhow
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Soak up some history and discover strange facts about the Roman way of life. Why not bury the dead baby under a brick inside your house for instance. The theatre is beautiful to behold and we will definitely be back for one of the concerts...More

Reviewed 13 May 2014

After reading all the reviews I really expected to find something big with large well conserved ruins. I was quite disappointed. The ruins are not very well conserved. Quite a lot has been rebuild. It is not a ruin city, you have to walk quite...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank AnneCe1980
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I stopped here because I had traced my genealogy to two nearby villages and saw this as a local attraction near Basel. I brought my dog and walked all around. It did not take more than perhaps 45 minutes. There were additional places to walk...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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29 July 2018|
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Response from augustaraurica | Property representative |
Outdoor areas, including monuments, sites and animal park: free admission.
Augusta Raurica Museum including the Roman house: Adults: CHF 8.– Children/adolescents (6 –17 years): CHF 6.– 
School children, students: CHF... More
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2 April 2017|
Response from Tsalib | Reviewed this property |
We took a tram to the train station, then took the train out to Augusta Raurica.