Baden, Landvogteischloss, Museum. Photo/foto: TES.

Aquae Helveticae or Baden

The foundation of Aquae Helveticae (present-day Baden in Canton Aargau/Argovie) by the Romans is mainly due to the creation of the army camp in Vindonissa (Windisch) around 17 AD.

Aquae Helveticae was a large bathing complex for the military and (Roman) citizens due to the springs of mineral water. The museum in the monumental Landvogteischloss, on the banks of the Limmat, shows this history and other ancient and medieval artefacts and stories.

(Source, H.W. Doppler, Der römische Vicus Aquae Helveticae, Baden, 1976).