At the entrance to the Augusta Raurica site, about 17km east of Basel on the south bank of the Rhine, the Römermuseum features an authentic Roman house among its many impressive historical exhibits.

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Nearby Basel attractions

1. Augusta Raurica

0.01 MILES

About 17km east of Basel, on the Rhine's south bank, Switzerland’s largest Roman ruins are the last remnants of a colony founded in 43 BC, the population…

2. Feldschlösschen Brewery

3.32 MILES

In Rheinfelden you'll find the Feldschlösschen brewery, 18km east of Basel and housed in a 19th-century building with a name that means ‘little castle in…

3. Fondation Beyeler

5.03 MILES

This astounding private-turned-public collection, assembled by former art dealers Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, is housed in a long, low, light-filled, open…

4. Schaulager


Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this sharply contoured, modernist art bunker displays huge video screens on the front facade, giving you a foretaste of…

5. Museum Jean Tinguely

5.42 MILES

Designed by leading Ticino architect Mario Botta, this museum showcases the playful, mischievous and downright wacky artistic concoctions of sculptor…

7. Zentralstellwerk

5.75 MILES

You have to love the Swiss for enlisting some of the world's best-known architects, albeit homegrown ones (Herzog & de Meuron), to design something as…

8. Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

5.83 MILES

Down by the riverfront, this extension of Basel's Kunstmuseum has a focus on visiting exhibitions of contemporary art (1990s and later) and a small…