Vindonissa. Photo/foto: TES.

Roman Camp Vindonissa

The Roman army camp Vindonissa (Windisch, canton of Aargau) was located near the confluence of the Aare and Reuss rivers.

The important traffic routes to Augusta Raurica (Augst) and the Passes of Grisons and the Mittelland to the upper Danube valley crossed here.

The northern border of the empire was consolidated by Emperor Tiberius (42 BC-37 AD) and the army camp was built.

Vindonissa remained a settlement for the local population after the departure of the Romans in 406. The town Vindonissa was an episcopal city for a short while in the sixth century (afterwards Aventicum and later Lausanne).

The Vindonissa Museum presents this history provides insight into the daily lives of Roman soldiers and the history of the camp and the Roman legions. (Source: M. Hartmann, Das römische Legionslager von Vindonissa, Brugg 2003).