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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

 
Königsfelden Abbey

Contact

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

 
Wildegg Castle

Contact

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

 
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

 
Königsfelden Abbey

Tours for schools

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

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Archaeological research

A whole series of spectacular finds

The soil around Vindonissa has been excavated and researched for more than 100 years in pursuit of archaeological evidence of the legionary camp and its civil settlement. Archaeologists repeatedly come across spectacular findings that provide fresh insights into what life was like 2,000 years ago.

The depots and archives now contain hundreds of thousands of items and archaeological information that sheds light on the world of the Romans in Vindonissa. Some of this treasure trove is now on show at the Vindonissa Museum in Brugg. In Windisch it is possible to view the structural remains dating back to the time of the legionary camp in the form of stations along the Legionary Trail.

The terrain in Windisch and Brugg continues to yield spectacular archaeological discoveries to this day. The most recent examples are the site of the eastern camp gate discovered by archaeologists of the canton of Aargau in 2014 and the previously unknown burial ground in Brugg-Remigersteig, which was unearthed in 2012. The burial ground at the foot of Bruggerberg was situated on the main road to Augusta Raurica. In addition to more than 140 graves, the excavations also brought to light an excellently preserved burial monument and the gravestone to go with it. The latter tells us that the grave belonged to Maxsimila from Bologna, who died at the age of 40, and her 10-year-old slave Heuprosinis.

Current excavations

Canton archaeologists are involved in a number of research projects relating to the Vindonissa excavation site. The Vindonissa Professorship for Roman Provincial Archaeology at the University of Basel Department of Classical Studies also makes an important contribution to research into the Roman site. A key focus here is collaboration with neighbouring scientific disciplines such as archaeobotany and archaeozoology.

For more information on current excavations in Vindonissa and elsewhere in Canton Argovia see www.ag.ch/archaeologie (in German).