Basel today stands proudly as the culture capital of Switzerland – however, it was once a very different place.
Two thousand years ago, a little further along the Rhine, a small tribal settlement laid the foundations of modern day Basel. Today, Augusta Raurica is the largest archaeological park in Switzerland and a must-see for the elite traveler. This historic site is home to more than 30 unique monuments, a restored 1,800-seat theater, a picturesque Roman house and the largest Late Antique silver display, plus a charming animal park complete with woolly pigs and Nera Verzasca goats. Augusta Raurica is much more than just a historical site, as it offers fun interactive experiences such as Roman bread baking and real archaeological excavations. A fabulous day out for the elite traveler who enjoys living history.