About the institution

Off to visit the Roman period! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and on display in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.

Summer 2019

Spectacle in the Roman theatre
An ambience reminiscent of 1800 years ago: the tiers of the impressive theatre in Augusta Raurica at the time would have been packed with up to 10,000 spectators. Today, there is seating for only 2,000 visitors. The atmosphere, however, is still beyond compare.

The largest Roman festival in Switzerland takes place in Augusta Raurica annually on the last weekend in August. The colourful festival is well known far and wide and attracts thousands of visitors delighted to be transported back to the Roman period. One of the secrets of its success is its unique atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic monuments and entertaining spectacles, visitors learn about modern scientific research presented in an easily comprehensible manner.

The next Roman festival will take place on 24 & 25 August 2019.

Further information:




Giebenacherstrasse 17 | 4302 Augst
T +41 (0)61 552 22 22 | Fax +41 (0)61 552 22 61

train S1 from Basel SBB > Kaiseraugst, bus 81 from Basel Aeschenplatz > Augst
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - Museum accessible, outdoors partly accessible with accompanying person


CHF 8.-/6.-

Museums-Pass Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Opening hours

Museum, roman house, open-air sites, roman animal park and protection houses: Mon -Sun 10 -17

Special opening hours

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2018: closed
25.12.2018: closed
26.12.2018: 10 - 17 h
31.12.2018: closed
01.01.2019: closed

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2019: closed
25.12.2019: closed
26.12.2019: 10 - 17 h
31.12.2019: closed
01.01.2020: closed