Certainly one of, if not the biggest open air museum of roman antiquity, the Carnuntum Museum in eastern Lower Austria several times a year hosts a roman fair, complete with legionaries, gladiators, theatrical actors, merchants and craftsmen all in roman-, celtic- or dacian- reenactor attire, both on a wide, open plain around the archeological digging sites as well as in the marvelously recreated villa, legionary quarters and bath house.
It was both a pleasure and great honour to have been allowed to film this occasion, being the first time the fair was to be held for several days as a roman festival, as part of our agreement to be permitted to use the spectacular location as a background for some of our Noricum-project’s scenes.
Drawing thousands of tourists and visitors, families and hobby historians, the grounds offer a convincing and awe inspiring glance into a high class roman citizen’s daily life unlike any other facility or museum, offering colorful mosaics, warm water baths, high halls of marble and even the typical roman toilets. Obviously our short promotional video could not grasp all aspects a personal visit ever could but hopefully it evokes in you what it was meant to in a general public: arouse curiosity and tempt to see it all oneself.
Additionally, we made a trailer for the Roman Festival 2017 in Carnuntum: