Weltausstellung 1873 Wien

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EXPO Vienna 1873
W Rotunde.jpg
The Rotunde, centre of the Exhibition
Overview
BIE-class Universal exposition
Category Historical
Name Weltausstellung
Motto Culture and upbringing
Building Rotunde
Area 25.6 hectares (63 acres)
Visitors 7,000,000
Location
Country Austria-Hungary
City Vienna
Venue Prater
Coordinates 48°12′58″N 16°23′44″E / 48.21611°N 16.39556°E / 48.21611; 16.39556
Timeline
Opening May 1, 1873 (1873-05-01)
Closure November 1, 1873 (1873-11-01)
Universal editions
Previous Exposition Universelle (1867) in Paris
Next Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
Main entrance to the fair with the Rotonde behind
Naval section of the Russian pavilion
The Illés Relief
Maschinenhalle [Machinery Hall]

The Weltausstellung 1873 Wien was the large World exposition that was held in 1873 in the Austria–Hungarian capital of Vienna. Its motto was Kultur und Erziehung (Culture and Education).

There were almost 26,000 exhibitors[1] housed in different buildings that were erected for this exposition, including the Rotunde (rotunda), a large circular building in the great park of Prater designed by the Scottish engineer John Scott Russell. The Rotunde was destroyed by fire on 17 September 1937.

The Russian pavilion had a naval section designed by Viktor Hartmann. Exhibits included models of the Port of Rijeka[2] and the Illés Relief model of Jerusalem.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, Charles. Four national exhibitions in London and their organiser. With portraits and illustrations (1892). London, T. F. Unwin. p. 28. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "PATCHing the city 09" (PDF). City of Rijeka. 2009. p. 6. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem | Model of Jerusalem in the 19th Century". Towerofdavid.org.il. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

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