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In the footsteps of the 1873 World's Fair with ivie

Vienna's urban structure and railway network were created in those years, as was the First Vienna Mountain Spring Pipeline, which supplies crystal-clear water from the Alps. The World's Fair was the beginning of city tourism and many museum collections. Hotel classics like the Hotel Imperial arose, as did coffee house legends like Café Landtmann. All of this is waiting to be discovered with the "1873 World's Fair Guide". And so much more.

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Then as now, Vienna was famous for refined handicrafts, such as those of the glass manufactory J. & L. Lobmeyr, which still exists today. And also the silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin, Bösendorfer pianos, and the jewelers A.E. Köchert. This guide leads you to special places related to the World's Fair and also shows you where you can find special exhibitions on the topic in Vienna in 2023.

Because the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) is offering a special program on the World's Fair anniversary in 2023. Two special exhibitions open at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna from June 2023 and the World's Fair is also the subject of a special exhibition at the Museum of Technology from May 2023.

The long-vanished World's Fair site is also part of this guide. Nowadays, it is home, for example, to the fantastic modern architecture of Campus WU and the almost surreal-looking urban development area Viertel Zwei, which is exemplary for Vienna of the third millennium. Have fun discovering special Viennese places with ivie.

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