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Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Augusta Raurica near Basel. The extensive museum park, with its impressive ancient ruins, Roman house, and museum, is one of the region’s tourist highlights.

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  • Admire the largest bronze model of a Roman town ever made
  • Hear the exciting story of how the largest surviving silver treasure from antiquity was discovered
  • Take a seat in the massive theatre, which accommodated over 10,000 people in Roman times
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Over 10,000 people once lived in the Roman city of Augusta Raurica on the River Rhine. Discover the fascinating traces that they left behind on this introductory tour. Find out all sorts of interesting things about the public life of a Roman town. Start by seeing a unique bronze model of the city, where you will learn everything about Roman town-planning. In the authentic reproduction of a Roman house, you will learn about aspects of Roman domestic life. Did you know that underfloor heating is a Roman invention? In the museum, there is an opportunity to admire the largest silver treasure from Roman antiquity and discover all sorts of interesting facts about Roman military and mercantile history. Finally, in the majestic theatre, you can be transported back, just for a moment, to the days when it was the scene of thrilling spectacles, witty comedies, and bloody gladiator fights.
  • Access to the museum
  • Tour of Augusta Raurica on foot
  • German-speaking tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    At the bronze town model in front of the theatre, Giebenacherstrasse 17, 4302 Augst, Schweiz

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    •  Guided tours in 2021: Wednesday May 13, Sunday May 23, Sunday June 13, Sunday September 5, and Sunday October 3
    • Duration: 1 hour approximately
    • Start: 2:00 PM
    • Price: CHF 16.–/CHF 8.– (including access to the museum)
    • Tour is conducted in German
    • Group tours are available, on request, in German, French, English, Italian, and Spanish. There may be slight variations to the tour content
    • Not all parts of the tour are easily accessible. Wheelchair users will require assistance
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    Leider wusste man bei Start der Führung nichts von unsere Reservierung und wir waren auch nicht auf der Teilnehmerliste für die Führung um 14:00h… An der Kasse zeigte man sich sogar sehr erstaunt, dass wir noch hatten buchen können, da diese Führung wohl schon seit Tage ausverkauft war. Die Situation war etwas unerfreulich, auch wenn wir am Ende Glück hatten, da 2 Personen von der Teilnehmerliste nicht aufgetaucht sind und wir deren Plätze einnehmen konnten. An dieser Stelle nochmals herzliche Dank an die Angestellten der Augusta Raurica für ihre Flexibilität!

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    25 May 2021

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    Product ID: 214299