Roman Quarry St. Margarethen

The Roman Quarry near St. Margarethen at Lake Neusiedl has a history of 2000 years.



It was used by the Romans to build Carnuntum. Later, it delivered the stones for the construction of St. Stephen's Cathedral and many buildings of the Ring Road in Vienna. It is one of the oldest quarries in Europe and since 2001 it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape Fertö / Lake Neusiedl.

Roman Quarry St Margarethen




Contemporary artists created sculptures along the walks. Karl Prantl in 1959 was the first organizer of the European Sculptor Symposium.

Sculptures ofcContemporary artists in the roman quarry


In summer, the festival arena is scene of the elaborately staged Opera Festival St. Margarethen. The open-air opera festival has reached Austria-wide importance. What is better than to experience Nabucco, one of the many open-air performances offered here, amidst a rocky landscape. In addition, amateur actors present the Passion Plays of St. Margarethen here every 5 years. The proceeds are used for charitable purposes.

Preparation of  festival scene in the Roman Quarry St Margarethen


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