Dates: August 17 and 18, 2019

Hours on the days of the Festival: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A cast of more than 200 from all over Europe takes visitors 1,700 years back in time and brings the Roman city quarter to life for an entire weekend, It is as if time and world history were standing still.

The Festival of Late Antiquity 2019 is full of highlights and all kinds of experiences for all age groups, especially for children. Stroll through the Roman city quarter and become an onlooker of the history and everyday life of the Roman city of Carnuntum in Late Antiquity. Unlike conventional historical festivals, there are no demonstrations and planned spectacles. Instead, the detailed reenactment of historical realities takes center stage. The experience of everyday life in the Roman Empire and the surprising nature of the activities transform the visit into a fascinating journey to a bygone era.

What awaits you?


The Festival of Late Antiquity 2019 in the Roman city of Carnuntum, is a journey that takes you 1,700 years back in time. You can immerse yourself as a guest in these times long past and find out what everyday life was like when the classic Roman Empire was already history and the Middle Ages were just around the corner. What awaits you? Click here to go through the highlights.


Children’s program


The Festival of Late Antiquity has become a favorite family excursion and 2019 will be no different. Both days offer countless activities, which are sure to delight children in particular. From authentic children’s games from the 4th c AD to fairy tales, stories of adventure or the legionnaires’ presentations for children,  the entire family is sure to get their money’s worth! Click here for the complete program of events for children. 


Visit with dogs

Dogs on a leash are allowed in the Roman City Quarter and both Amphitheatres, not, however, in the Museum Carnuntinum.


Shuttle free of charge

Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the shuttle operates regularly between the Roman city quarter, the military city amphitheater and Museum Carnuntinum, as well as the Petronell-Carnuntum train station. Climb aboard at the train station and travel back and forth between all the attractions of the Roman city of Carnuntum.


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