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Amphitheatre Windisch (Vindonissa)

Vindonissa is the Roman name for Windisch in modern Switzerland. In 58 BC, the Helvetii tried to evade migratory pressure from Germanic tribes by moving into Gaul, but were stopped and defeated at Bibracte (near modern-day Autun) by Julius Caesar's armies and then sent back. In 15 BC, Tiberius and Drusus conquered the Alps, and the region became integrated into the Roman empire: the Helvetii settlement area became part first of Gallia Belgica and later of the province of Germania Superior, while the eastern part was integrated into the Roman province of Raetia. (source: wikipedia)

This Amphitheatre has "survived" from those times.

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Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica, one of the most attractive recreation areas in the vicinity of Basel, is the oldest Roman colony on the Rhine. Explore the old Roman town with its twenty preserved ruins and monuments or the idyllic Roman animal park.
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Amphitheatre Avenches

About 10km northeast of Payerne, AVENCHES was the capital of Roman Switzerland, at one time supporting a population of 20,000. Climbing the hill from the train station, the first thing you come to is the large oval amphitheatre crowning the eastern edge of the Old Town, well restored and now the scene of an annual summer opera festival.

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