Königsfelden Abbey

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Address Kloster Königsfelden – Museum Aargau 5210 Windisch Tel. 0848 871 200 Contact Organisation Museum Aargau Management Member Contact Dr. Marco Sigg Director E-Mail Dr. Angela Dettling Deputy Dire

 
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Vindonissa

MUSEUM SITES IN VINDONISSA Vindonissa Legionary Trail The Roman adventure park offers play/theme tours, events, roman overnight stays, guided tours and much more. Vindonissa Museum The Vindonissa Muse

 
Vindonissa Museum

Guided tours for groups

A day trip to the Vindonissa Museum is packed with highlights for groups: start an interactive adventure tour as an archaeologist, book a guided tour or discover the exhibitions on your own. All offer

 
Vindonissa Museum

Tours for schools

At the Vindonissa Museum in Brugg, pupils can experience Roman history at first hand. The guided tours and other offers can be booked in English on request Turn archaeologist, discover small treasures

 
Vindonissa Museum

Roman adventures for families

The Vindonissa Museum offers great attractions for children: discover Roman history, turn archaeologist and solve tricky puzzles! The Vindonissa Museum in Brugg is an exciting destination for families

 
Wildegg Castle

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Address Schloss Wildegg – Museum Aargau Effingerweg 5 5103 Wildegg Tel. 0848 871 200 Contact Organisation Museum Aargau Management Member Contact Dr. Marco Sigg Director E-Mail Dr. Angela Dettling Dep

 
Wettingen Abbey

Guided tours for groups

Wettingen Abbey offers guided tours for groups. On request, they can also be organised in French. Offers for groups (in German) contact +41 (0)848 871 200 Send a message Telephone availability Tuesday

 
Vindonissa Legionary Trail

Guided tours for groups

An excursion to the Vindonissa Legionary Trail is packed with highlights for groups. Some of the offers can be booked in English on request. Swap your jeans for a Roman tunic and follow the legionarie

 
Lenzburg Castle

Excursions for families and children

Lenzburg Castle offers excursions for children and families. Visit the castle dragon Fauchi and discover the castle as a knight or princess! Lenzburg Castle is an exciting destination for families whe

 
Königsfelden Abbey

Guided tours for groups

Königsfelden Abbey offers guided tours and workshops for groups. These can also be booked in English on request. Experience Königsfelden Abbey as a group. Museum Aargau offers numerous guided tours an

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Erhaltene Offiziersküche aus dem römischen Zeitalter (Culina Centurionis) im Legionärspfad Vindonissa

Roman sites

The officer's – Culina Centurionis

Even at a legionary camp, high-ranking officers lived fairly comfortably in their own houses. One of these is preserved at Vindonissa. Its canteen and the food waste discovered reveal that high standards of fine dining were maintained even out in the provinces. This roman site can be visited with museum admission.

The residential building of a high-ranking officer with a surface area of some 1,100 m2 was situated directly on the main camp road running from east to west (via principalis). In pre-Roman times a huge trench from a Celtic fortification had been located here. The Romans removed the fortification wall and filled the trench so as to be able to build their camp on it.

As the centuries passed the fill layers in the Celtic ditch gradually sunk down, causing the excavation layers from Roman times to subside as well.

Go underground and explore this roman site!

Today, visitors to the Legionary Trail go underground where they come across the exceptionally well-preserved remains of this residential building. The "sunken" Mediterranean-style canteen with its large cooking stove is a particularly spectacular feature. The likewise well-preserved cooking waste and food remains have been archaeobiologically examined and show just what exquisite meals the chefs would prepare for the officer and his guests: roast suckling pig, songbirds, venison, Mediterranean mackerel and oysters were particularly popular - evidence of choice southern European cuisine in the middle of the Helvetian province.

The Romans loved to throw lavish banquets followed by drinking sessions. These were private functions, the aim often being to impress guests by serving expensive, elaborately prepared dishes. But it was important to keep the simple soldiers amused, too - not just the higher-ranking officers. Taverns were provided for this purpose. One such taberna was situated directly adjacent to the officer's residential building. For anyone staying overnight at the camp it was the perfect place to take a nightcap.

This roman site can be visited with museum admission.