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Introducing Carnuntum

The Roman town of Carnuntum was the most important political and military centre in the empire’s northeast; with a population of 50,000 people at its peak, it made Vienna look like a village in comparison. The town developed around AD 40 and was abandoned some 400 years later. Today it exists as a relic of Roman civilisation in Upper Pannonia. The main sights are spread between the modern-day settlement Petronell- Carnuntum, the larger spa town of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg about 4km away, and Hainburg, another 4km east of this.