Bad Deutsch-Altenburg

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Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Museum Carnuntinum
Museum Carnuntinum
Coat of arms of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Coat of arms
Bad Deutsch-Altenburg is located in Austria
Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°8′N 16°54′E / 48.133°N 16.900°E / 48.133; 16.900Coordinates: 48°8′N 16°54′E / 48.133°N 16.900°E / 48.133; 16.900
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Bruck an der Leitha
Government
 • Mayor Josef Gittel
Area
 • Total 12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,495
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2405
Area code 02165
Website www.baddeutsch-altenburg.at

Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (Hungarian: Németóvár) is a market town and spa in the district of Bruck an der Leitha in Lower Austria in Austria.

Geography[edit]

The town lies in the Lower Austrian Industrieviertel region, on the right riverbank of the Danube River and the Danube-Auen National Park, south-west of Hainburg an der Donau and Devín Gate. On 8 August 2013 it recorded 40.5C which is the highest temperature ever recorded in Austria.

The health resort is centered around iodine and sulfur springs, which are one of the most powerful in Central Europe.

History[edit]

Parish church

The settlement in the Duchy of Austria, located around a medieval castle at the site of the former Roman camp of Carnuntum, was first mentioned in 1297 and received market rights in 1579. The prefix Deutsch- was added to differ it from nearby Altenburg (Óvár) in Hungary. From 1916/17 it was the site of a large longwave and high frequency radio transmitter station, which was dismantled in the 1980s.

In March 1945 numerous Jewish forced labourers were deported on a death march from the South-east wall to Bad Deutsch-Altenburg where they had to embark up the Danube to Mauthausen concentration camp. A memorial stone marks the site of a mass grave, where exhausted prisoners shot by the security forces were buried.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2010 elections:

Notable people[edit]

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