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Petronell-Carnuntum

bad deutsch-altenburgInhabitants: 1.200

The village of Petronell Carnuntum is located in Lower Austria, close to the Dabube river.

During the time when Austria was a part of the Roman Empire, Petronell-Carnuntum was part of its Eastern province Pannonia.

The most important sights of Petronell-Carnuntum are the remains of the Roman fortress Carnuntum.

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Althought of its big history during the Roman Empire, Petronell-Carnuntum is not a big city or town. As you can see on the picture of the centre, Petronell-Carnuntum is a quite calm and tranquil place.

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The centre of Petronell-Carnuntum: a little village with a distinguished history.

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The theatre during the Roman time had a capaticy of 15.000 spectators.

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Nowadays the place is an open-air museum.

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Another view of the former amphitheatre.

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Another impressive sight and the symbol of Petronell-Carnuntum is the Heidentor, translated into the English language it means "the gate of the pagans" or "pagan gate".

The pagan gate had four gateways and a height of 20 metres. The gate was built under the reign of Emperor Constantin II (337 - 361) and had to be the symbol of a victory in an important battle that time. The gate was renovated from 1840 to 1850. In 1907 the gate was renovated again by the federal government of Lower Austria.

Accommodation Hotels:Hotel Marc AurelHauptstrasse 102404 Petronell/Carnuntum

Campingplatz Peiritsch2404 Petronell Carnuntum

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