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Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

Aventicum

  • Rue Centrale
  • Murten

Updated 10/23/2012

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One of the most notable ancient Roman settlements of Switzerland's "Roman era" is the Aventicum, which dates from 58 BC to AD 400. Pride of place goes to the famous Musée et Théâtre Romain (Roman Museum and Theater), where you can still see the remains of an ancient Roman forum, a bathhouse, and an amphitheater where bloodthirsty spectators once watched the games. The collection of Roman antiquities at the town museum is noteworthy, particularly the gold bust of emperor

Marcus Aurelius. To get here from Murten, head 8 km (5 miles) southwest to Avenches.

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Sight Information

Address:

Rue Centrale, Murten, Fribourg, 1580, Switzerland

Phone:

026-6751727

Sight Details:

  • 4 SF
  • Apr.–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Oct. and Feb–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 2–5; Nov.–Jan. Wed.–Sun. 2–5

Updated 10/23/2012

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