Workshop—Bread Baking: From Grain to Roman Bread

Augusta Raurica
Wed 01.05.

Augusta Raurica was a Roman settlement from about 15 BC. For over 300 years, it was a flourishing metropolis with about 15,000 inhabitants. The remains today are spread out over the two villages of Augst and Kaiseraugst and are an excavation site, a research center, and a museum with impressive ruins and rich finds. They are also offering various workshops and guided tours throughout the year. Only 20 minutes from Basel, visitors can get a glimpse into life as it was in Roman times.
During this workshop, adults and kids from age 6 can learn how grain was processed into bread 2000 years ago. You will experience this together step by step as you make a tasty loaf the Roman way. You will first grind the grain in a Roman stone mill before kneading and shaping the dough according to your own ideas. Then the loaves will be placed into the reconstructed wood stove and finally you can take a warm and fragrant loaf home with you.
Cost of the workshop, which is held in English, is CHF 16 for adults and CHF 8 for youths, which includes entrance to the museum. Note that the workshop will also be held in German on numerous other dates during the summer season.


Augusta Raurica / Roman House
Giebenacher Strasse 17
4302 Augst

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