World history was once written near Petronell in Lower Austria: Emperor Marcus Aurelius was stationed in Carnuntum
as well as Septimius Severus, who was proclaimed emperor. Today, archaeologists are working on exploring and reconstructing the architectural structures of Roman times stone after stone: for history and make scientific research alive emotionally is the goal of the Roman city of Carnuntum
The highly developed standard of living of the Romans, their political and social life, their culture, their religion and last but not least their everyday life becomes tangible wherever the dedicated team of restorers has filled the gently rebuilt city with new life. You can see a town house, a magnificent city villa
and a public thermal bath
- all furnished, equipped with Roman underfloor heating and working stoves. The floor plans and equipment details as well as the street levels of the district are to be assigned to a single epoch. This will create a unique window of opportunity in the first 5 decades of the 4th century AD. open.
A multimedia exhibition in the amphitheater, the Gladiator School, reconstructed in 2014, and the newly founded in-house Familia Gladiatoria Carnuntina take you into the world of ancient arena fighters. In addition, the Museum Carnuntinum
, Austria's most important Roman museum in neighboring Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, offers an overview of the findings discovered in the course of the excavations. Built in the style of a Roman country mansion, the house forms the elegant setting for the treasures of over 400 years of Roman life in Carnuntum. With annual special events, the archaeological site illuminates individual cultural areas of Roman times such as gladiators, military and civilian life or high holidays in the Roman calendar. The European Commission paid tribute to the achievements of the Roman city Carnuntum with the award of the European Heritage Label.
Daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (March 18 - November 17)
For more information, please visit: www.carnuntum.at