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The Roman Festival at Augusta Raurica (Augst)
Aug 6 - Aug 7
Glorious outfits, gladiator fights, centurions on horses, delicious Roman food, enchanting music, and ancient crafts – the biggest Roman Festival in Switzerland has it all.
At the annual Roman Festival, over 30 special stations and more than 500 international participants will create an impressive scene of the times of the Roman city Augusta Raurica that used to stand here hundreds of years ago.
It’s not just about the looks, though. It is more about learning by doing and trying out many things typical in Roman times. You could try playing a traditional Roman game, forge pins, and even race in a chariot.
After a fun workshop or seeing an exhibition, bite into a crunchy suckling pig, Parthian chicken, or Lucanian sausage. Then, see a performance at the amphitheater - the best-preserved ancient theater north of the Alps.
The weekend's line-up truly is immense, featuring everything from theater performances to gladiator fights and chariot races.
And if you would like to enjoy it without rush, book an overnight stay in a nearby hotel. The Roman Festival package comes with entrance tickets for both days, a night in a hotel including breakfast, as well as a special gift.
Festival opening times: Sa from 10 AM to 6 PM, Su from 10 AM to 5 PM