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Augusta Raurica hosts the annual Roman Festival (Augst)

August 26 - August 27

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Roman Festival Augusta Raurica

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 700 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 the Roman times – from playing a traditional Roman game to forging pins and even racing a chariot. After a fun workshop or seeing an exhibition, bite into a crunchy suckling pig and head to see some performances at a real amphitheatre – the best-preserved ancient theatre north of the Alps.

Roman Festival Augusta Raurica(Photography copyright Susanne Schenker/roemerfest.ch)

The weekend’s line-up is immense and if you would like to enjoy it without rush, stay overnight and get the special Roman Festival package which includes a free entrance for both days, a night in a hotel, breakfast and a gift.

Opening times: Sa from 10 AM to 6 PM, Su from 10 AM to 5 PM

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