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Roman Ruins in Basel

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im trying to find out how to get to the Roman ruins in basel.
dose anyone know how to get there which bus or tram?

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Old 27.03.2012, 19:44
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Re: Roman Ruins in Basel

Did you mean this ?

http://www.augustaraurica.ch/e/menu/index.php

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There are two or three slow boats a day (May–Oct only) from Basel to Rheinfelden, stopping at the jetty at Kaiseraugst, about fifteen minutes’ walk below the Roman Museum. Otherwise, regular local trains take about ten minutes to Kaiseraugst, or bus #70 from Basel’s Aeschenplatz goes every twenty minutes to Augst village, some ten minutes’ walk from the museum.
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Re: Roman Ruins in Basel

www.augustaraurica.ch and they have the information ther for you in English.
I hope that is the site that you meant.
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im trying to find out how to get to the Roman ruins in basel.
dose anyone know how to get there which bus or tram?

Possibly the most boring day out you could ever imagine.
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Possibly the most boring day out you could ever imagine.
That would honestly depend on your love of archeology and ancient history.
I would be thrilled to spend a day discovering the ruins and admiring the architecture of more than 2000 years ago.

Helvetia was a pivot for Roman commerce.
It's absolutely fascinating that so many of the finds are really good condition and can be seen.

A great place to take children too
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Possibly the most boring day out you could ever imagine.
It's a pleasant cycle ride to/from though, if you take the right route (i.e. the bike paths rather than along the main road).
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I would be thrilled to spend a day discovering the ruins and admiring the architecture of more than 2000 years ago.
Believe me, it is NOT Pompeii.
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Believe me, it is NOT Pompeii.
And not every city is New York, but that doesn't mean it isn't to be visited or enjoyed!

I particularly enjoy ancient cultures and their remains, even though I understand why someone would find them unintesting.

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Believe me, it is NOT Pompeii.

Yes, ok, the Swiss never did excited like the Italians, even back then
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I would be thrilled to spend a day discovering the ruins and admiring the architecture of more than 2000 years ago.
The ones you built in your childhood then?
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Believe me, it is NOT Pompeii.
Captain M, I think that's a tad harsh.

No it isn't everyone's cup of tea, it isn't Pompeii and Basel isn't London either, but it is a well preserved site and if you are interested in Roman stuff it is interesting.

Almarwood, watch out for the Augusta Raurica end of summer (usually last weekend of August) show if this kind of thing lights your fire.

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It's a pleasant cycle ride to/from though, if you take the right route (i.e. the bike paths rather than along the main road).
We were doing a random cycle and ended up there by accident - it was a pleasant surprise and I think worth a visit especially on a nice day.
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Re: Roman Ruins in Basel

Augusta Raurica was founded by the Roman Chief who also founded Lugdunum, so that says something I guess about both cities.
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I've never heard of this before, thanks for the idea OP, I for one would find this interesting, will definitely give it a look.
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Possibly the most boring day out you could ever imagine.
I really don't see why one has to be so negative about this. It all depends on one's expectations. If you have to set a bar and keep searching for faults or keep judging whether something is "good enough", then you are bound to be disappointed or bored. If you can enjoy the facts of life, and look at the bright side of small enjoyable things, then it can be very rewarding.

My kids love Augusta Raurica. I love it, and yes, I have visited Italy, I have done 7 full days of visiting the remains of ancient Rome, I have seen London and other sites, so my point of reference is not too limited. If anything, the Swiss keep the site alive and lifely during the yearly Roman Festival during summer, when they all dress up and walk in Roman uniforms or Roman dresses and populate Augusta Raurica every last weekend of August.

Directions of how to get there can be found here.
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Re: Roman Ruins in Basel

I like visiting places as well, but half a rebuilt amphitheater and an open drainage pipe didn't really do it for me.

Avenches is a much better bet, and you can visit Payerne, Murten and Estavayer-le-lac to boot.

Each to his own.
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I like visiting places as well, but half a rebuilt amphitheater and an open drainage pipe didn't really do it for me.

Avenches is a much better bet, and you can visit Payerne, Murten and Estavayer-le-lac to boot.

Each to his own.
Do you mean the amphitheater or the theater? The theater is actually the best conserved building of it's type north of the alps...have you visited the museum?
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I live here and was lucky enough to go on a guided tour. Number 81 bus from Aeschenplatz (outside the Migros bank) or take the train to Kaiseraugst.
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Do you mean the amphitheater or the theater? The theater is actually the best conserved building of it's type north of the alps...have you visited the museum?
OK, time I conceded this one.

Visit the ruins, they're freakin' awsome!

You will NOT be disappointed!

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OK, time I conceded this one.

Visit the ruins, they're freakin' awsome!

You will NOT be disappointed!
lol, what made you change your mind? Mentioning of the theatre? Did you go to Kaiseraugst this afternoon and received some local blessing?
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