Museum of Technology
The unique exhibits, from the past to the future, make the museum a showplace for exciting technological developments. Multimedia presentations illuminate the influence of technological achievements on our society, economy and culture. Visitors experience the extraordinary world of technology.
The guided tour through the mine exhibit, for example, shows the world of mining with its language and culture. Many devices that we know from everyday life, such as water pumps, were first used in mines. Mine tours take place daily, and groups can reserve a tour in advance.
Another highlight is the high-voltage demonstration: A singing Tesla coil creates extremely high voltages that form lightning bolts. These discharges fulfill a very special function: they play music. The electricity in the discharge is controlled in such a way that the lightning itself becomes a speaker. Normally we only hear crackling, but the singing Tesla coil makes music. The repertoire ranges from “The Blue Danube” to “Smoke on the Water”.
“Train departing!” at the famous "Schnittlok". This steam locomotive conveyed passengers through Austria almost 100 years ago. Today it stands in the Museum of Technology and offers insights into the interior of a steam locomotive. Several other technological treats and regular special exhibits make a museum visit an extraordinary experience for visitors both young and old.