General Land Centennial Exhibition (1891)
Taking place towards the end of the Austria-Hungarian empire this exhibition was a demonstration of what was to soon become Czechoslovakia's desire for independence. Its date marked 100 years since the first industrial exhibition held in 1791 in Prague's Clementinum when Prague was part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The majority German population in Prague attempted to move the 1891 expo to the following year when it could not be used to mark the century. And then when it was held largely boycotted it.
Sometimes known as the Prague Jubilee Exhibition the main site for the fair is now the Prague Exhibition Grounds close to Stromovka Park. The biggest building was the Průmyslový palace designed by Bedřich Münzberger
The fair was opened on 15 May 1891 by Archduke Karl Ludwig and attended by government ministers, the governor Count Franz Thun and Prince George Lobkowicz. Josef I did not attend the opening ceremony, but visited the fair later. Also the Křižík's light fountain was introduced.
Many buildings from the fair still exist including the Art Nouveau Hanava Pavilion (close to the huge metronome) which is popular for weddings and Petřín Tower a 60 meter copy of the Eiffel Tower. The Křižík's light fountain was reconstructed recently and is still operational.
- "The Bomb Party: Remnants and Revenants of Prague". Retrieved 9 March 2011.
Országos Nőipari Kiállitás (1881)
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Powszechna Wystawa Krajowa (1894)