From the 1st to the 4th century AD, Carnuntum was a significant Roman metropolis on the border of the Roman Empire. Carnuntum became the capital of the province of Pannonia Superior with about 50,000 inhabitants because of its militarily vital location for securing the border and its proximity to key trade routes.

Our goal is to vividly present the history and basic scientific research associated with the Roman City of Carnuntum. Antiquity comes alive again in the Roman city quarter with its reconstructed ancient buildings as well as in the amphitheaters and Museum Carnuntinum, the city’s treasure chamber.

Aerial view of the Roman quarter
© (c) Andreas Hofmarcher