How to get there by car from Vienna:
A4 Ostautobahn -
exit Fischamend/Bratislava - B9 main road to Petronell-Carnuntum or Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (about 30-45 minutes).
How to get there by train:
S7 train line from Wien-S?dbahnhof to Petronell-Carnuntum or Bad Deutsch-Altenburg station.
Opening hours 2004:
Museum Carnuntinum Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
(Limited wheel-chair access, no dogs allowed)
20 March - 14 Nov.
Mon 12 am - 5 pm
Tues - Sun 10 am - 5 pm
15 Nov. - 12. Dez.
Sat & Sun 11 am - 5 pm
The ancient city of Carnuntum is situated only 40 km east of Vienna.
"Carnuntum, the capital of the Roman province Upper Pannonia, extended over the present-day towns of Petronell-Carnuntum and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg . The impressive witnesses of the former civilian city and military camp can be seen today in the Archaeological Park Carnuntum. Austria's largest archaeological region lies within easy reach of Vienna and Bratislava and invites you to an exciting journey back in time to the Romans: unique historical relics, expert guided tours bringing history to life, authentic reconstructions, spectacular Roman festivals, archaeology at first hand..."
Carnuntum Home Page
The four of us stayed in Bad Deutsch-Altenberg overnight during a cycling trip from Vienna to Bratislava (also recommended). Nothing much to look at from the outside but once inside we received a warm welcome from one of the young sisters who appear to run this establishment.
Reminiscent of a typical old English pub with a few locals drinking & laughing at the bar. Service was quick (this was a Sunday evening) and we soon found ourselves enjoying a litre of the local red – very quaffable! I can’t remember the names of any of our dishes but from starters through mains to desserts they were all stunning in both appearance and taste. The second sister appeared to do all of the cooking and from this experience she should go far.
If you are ever in the vicinity of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg – say 30 miles! then we urge you to give it a try.