Petronell-Carnuntum is located some 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Vienna, the country's capital, and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Graz.
While in Petronell-Carnuntum, don't miss the chance to spend some time at the Archaologischer Park Carnuntum.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever provide you with a limited view into the wider cultural and natural fabric of a region. So schedule in some time to enjoy Lower Austria's other natural and man-made attractions. Deutsch Wagram and Frauenkirchen are two other places worth seeing while you're in Lower Austria.
When vacationing in Petronell-Carnuntum, why don't you make a day trip to Neusiedl am See. Approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the south, this regional city is where you'll find Neusiedler See National Park, Frauenkirchen Basilika and Podersdorf Beach. Pannonisches Heimatmuseum and Schloss Halbturn are a number of other interesting attractions to see for those who have more time on their hands.
For a real insight into the religious side of Petronell-Carnuntum, be sure to make a stop at the region's many churches. For a low-cost outdoors activity that will interest the entire family, take the time to check out the region's gardens and open-air museums.
If you love to make the most of winter, this region may just be the ideal holiday destination. Grab some gear and go snow shoeing and snowboarding. Specialized tours are a unique way to experience the places most visitors never see. So why not join one of the guided nature walks, winery tours and city walking tours.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last euros on last-minute keepsakes and say Tschüss to the interesting characters you've met and the locations you've been.