|District||Bruck an der Leitha|
|• Mayor||Josef Gittel|
|• Total||12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||148 m (486 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2014)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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 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.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2010 elections:
- Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ): 7
- Austrian People's Party (ÖVP): 5
- Team Altenburg(Independent): 5
- Wir Altenburger (Independent): 1
- Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ): 1
- Carl Hollitzer (1874—1942), caricaturist, singer and cabaret artist
- Blessed Anton Durcovici (1888—1951), Catholic clergyman and Bishop of Iaşi
- Hannes Swoboda (born 1946), politician