Habsburg Castle


Getting here Arriving by car We generally recommend arriving by car. The steeply sloping access to the castle courtyard is closed off with a barrier. Visitors with reduced mobility may enter the court

Lenzburg Castle


Getting here Arriving by car Visitors with reduced mobility can park at the rear entrance of the castle by appointment (follow the "Lieferanten/Behinderte" sign). From this entrance (ring the bell at

Wildegg Castle


Getting here Arriving by car Visitors with reduced mobility may drive up to the castle gate. However, no parking spaces are available here. We kindly ask you to park your vehicle in the general car pa

Königsfelden Abbey


Getting here Arriving by car Visitors with reduced mobility can park at the meeting centre of Königsfelden Psychiatric Services. From there it is about 4 minutes to the convent church on a level path.

Hallwyl Castle


Getting here Arriving by car Parking spaces for visitors with reduced mobility are available directly adjacent to the castle. There is also a disabled parking space in the general car park. Getting he

Vindonissa Museum


Getting here Arriving by car Parking spaces for people with reduced mobility are available at the Eisi multi-storey car park in the centre of Brugg. The short distance to the Vindonissa Museum is flat

Wildegg Castle


Enjoy the unique ambience of Wildegg Castle in the bistro, on the loggia or the terrace facing the courtyard. Admission to the castle bistro during museum opening hours is free of charge. CHF, EUR and

Wettingen Abbey

Contact & About us

Address Museum Aargau Klosterhalbinsel Wettingen (Wettingen Abbey) Klosterstrasse 10 5430 Wettingen Send a message ​​​​​​​ Organisation Museum Aargau Management Member Contact Marco Castellaneta Direc

Vindonissa Museum

Treasures from Vindonissa

Admission: Museum entrance fee Useful information The archaeological tour is included in the museum entrance fee . Registration is not required. Adults can also complete the tour without the treasure

Vindonissa Museum

Opening hours and entrance fees

Opening hours Regular opening hours Monday closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1 pm – 5 pm For schools and groups on request additionally 10 – 12 midday Saturday closed Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm *Spe

Nachgebaute Mannschaftsunterkünfte Conturbernia (Mannschaftsbaracke) mit Schildern im Legionärspfad Vindonissa

Roman sites

Roman camp – Contubernia

Vindonissa Legionary Trail houses the only Roman legionary dwellings in Europe to have been precisely reconstructed based on archaeological findings. It provides a unique insight into the everyday life of a Roman legionary camp. The dwellings can be visited with museum admission.

The accurately reproduced dwellings of the legionaries (contubernia) are absolutely unique in Europe and offer overnight stays for families, schools and groups. They have been reconstructed using wood, clay and limestone based on the methods that would have been deployed between 30 and 45 AD. During this period, the 13th Legion was stationed at Vindonissa with approx. 5,000 to 6,000 soldiers.

The contubernia reproduced here were built entirely by hand - just as the legionaries themselves would have built the originals. The materials used, the construction techniques and the dimensions have been recreated as faithfully as possible down to the last detail. The scientific basis for this was provided by archaeological excavations at Vindonissa and other Roman military camps.

Space was very limited

A contubernium (shared barrack room or tent) consisted of two rooms. The legionaries used the front room to keep their weapons and equipment in, while the rear room was for living and sleeping. They would also cook in the contubernium as evidenced by the fireplaces found. Eight legionaries cohabited in a contubernium so space was very limited.

Generally speaking, ten contubernia went together to form a troop barracks (centuria). With a total of 80 men, the unit was commanded by a centurio or officer. His dwelling was at the head of a troop barracks and was considerably larger and more comfortable than the legionaries' dwellings.

Work which required space such as cleaning and repairing weapons was presumably carried out under the covered porch (porticus). In a legionary camp there were also large workshop buildings (fabricae) in which specially trained craftsmen soldiers (immunes) carried out various types of work such as fashioning wood, metal and leather. Alongside there were also smaller workshops (fabriculae) which were directly attached to the contubernia.

The contubernia be visited with museum admission.