The time of the Romans in Carnuntum is not in the long-ago past, which can be seen by a few remains of walls, but it is the present which can be experienced with all one’s senses. In the reconstructed Roman city quarter you are literally a guest in the Romans’ living rooms. Four structures have been reconstructed true to the original with loving attention to detail: a citizen's house, an elegant city mansion and Roman baths. Semi-reconstructed, the domus quarta shields Carnuntum's only preserved floor mosaic against weather damage, a practice arena of the gladiator school discovered in 2011 was rebuilt directly next to the Civil City's Amphitheatre.
The villa urbana was a splendid city mansion and impressively shows the lifestyle of the Carnuntum upper classes. Those who could afford it tried to bring Rome’s standard of living to the farthest provinces.
In the former Roman Civilan City of Carnuntum ideal type buildings of an ancient Roman city were reconstructed on the original location: a citizen's house, an upscale urban villa and public Roman baths. A semi reconstruction shields the only preserved floor mosaic which remained in Carnuntum from harsh weather conditions.
Hauptstraße 1 A
The discovery of Carnuntum’s gladiator school located about 800 m away from the Civilian City's Amphitheatre with methods of virtual archaeology was a world sensation in 2011. After partial excavations three years later, its wooden practice arena was reconstructed in its original location.
Walking distance from Roman City Quarter: approx. 10 min.
The smaller and older of Carnuntum's two amphitheaters built first of wood and later of stone lies halfway between the Roman City Quarter and the Museum Carnuntinum.
Wiener Straße 52, 2405 Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Inaugurated in 1904 by Emperor Francis Joseph, Carnuntum's treasury in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg is the Roman City's oldest museum location.
Badgasse 40 - 46, 2405 Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Built after the amphitheatre of the Military City, this complex was situated outside the ancient city walls.
Walking distance: approx. 10 min. from the Roman City Quarter
The Heidentor (Heathens' Gate) about 900 metres south of the civilian city is Carnuntum's most famous emblem.
Walking distance: approx. 20 min. from the Roman City Quarter.
Heidentorgasse, 2404 Petronell-Carnuntum
Carnuntum brings real adventures for children and meaningful recreational programmes. Games, fun and amusing explanations about Roman times make an ideal weekend excursion or day out in the holidays. Children and families love our guided tours and programmes adapted for children, all sorts of special events and not least the true-to-life presentation of Roman life in the reconstructed city quarter in the middle of a spacious outdoor area with playground and lots of room for romping about.
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