Avenches, L'amphithéâtre Romain, Roman Amphitheater

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The former Roman town of Aventicum - today is called Avenches - is situated in the northernmost part of the Swiss canton Vaud.

The large, well preserved and excellently restored "Amphitheater" is an important tourist attraction.

Exhibits are on display as art treasures, coins, sculptures and objects of daily life in Roman times: the Museum (large building on the right top of photo).

During a 2 - to 3-hour hike can be visited the following attractions: The Stork Tower, located east a semicircular Theatre, and the well-preserved East Gate.

Events between June and August:

  • The Opera Festival
  • Rock Oz'Arènes

For more information: www.avenches.ch


Die ehemalige Römische Stadt Aventicum, heute Avenches, liegt im nördlichsten Teil des Schweizer Kantons Waadt.

Das grosse, gut erhaltene und exzellent restaurierte Amphitheater bildet dabei ein wichtiger Tourismusmagnet. Im Museum (Foto: grosses Gebäude rechts oben) sind Exponate wie Kunstschätze, Münzen, Skulpturen und Gegenstände des täglichen Lebens aus der Römerzeit ausgestellt.

Während einer 2- bis 3-stündigen Wanderung können folgende Sehenswürdigkeiten besichtigt werden: Der Storchenturm, das halbkreisförmig, östlich gelegene Theater und das gut erhaltene Osttor.

Veranstaltungen zwischen Juni und August:

  • Das Opernfestival
  • Rock Oz’Arènes

Weitere Infos unter: www.avenches.ch

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Comments (152)

Kicaj on April 27, 2013

Piękna fotografia LIkE :)

Serdecznie pozdrawiam Kicaj :)

Merz_René on May 26, 2013


Hello Kicaj, warm thanks for your compliment and the Like-74.

Best wishes, René

borjan11 on July 12, 2013

Beautiful photo! LIKE. Best regards, borjan.

Thanasis Germanos on July 16, 2013

Beautiful photography. F+L Greetings Thanasis

Merz_René on August 31, 2013


Hello Borjan, warm thanks 4 your compliment and the Like-75.

Kind regards, Eené

Merz_René on August 31, 2013

Thanasis Germanos

Hello Thanasis, thank you so much 4 your compliment and the Like-76 & YS-25.

Kind regards, René

David Guruli on November 30, 2013

Nice, like.

Merz_René on December 27, 2013

David Guruli

Hello David, warm thanks for your compliment and the Like-77. Best greetings, René

BritPlom on January 30, 2014

Very interesting photo!


Greetings, François

Merz_René on February 9, 2014


Hallo François, Merci beaucoup pour votre compliment et ce Like-80 & YS-26.
Cordialement, René

Pepe Balsas on July 12, 2014


Excelente captura.

Like 82

Saludos cordiales.

Sergey Brandys on September 16, 2014

Hi, Rene. Beautiful view. Wonderful picture. LIKE. With best wishes from Ukraine, Sergey.

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  • Uploaded on April 14, 2012
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    by Merz_René
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX5
    • Taken on 2012/01/22 16:26:49
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 11.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
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