An early church – the earliest Christians

Near the parish church in Kaiseraugst, which today is one of the town’s landmarks, you can trace 1600 years of Christian history in a very small space.

Excavations carried out at the present-day parish church of St. Gallus showed that a church was built in this location between AD 360 and 400. Parts of it rested on the foundations of earlier Roman buildings. With a nave of 18 by 10 metres the church was quite large for its time.

Today you enter a protective building through the old fort wall. At the very back of this building you will see a rounded wall, which was part of the semicircular apse of the late antique church. The walls of a small bath complex were built onto it.

The sight in the geodata viewer (GeoView BL)