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Museum of Technology

Following complete reconstruction over several years, Vienna’s Museum of Technology, originally founded by Franz Joseph I in 1908, was reopened in 1999. The museum documents technical progress over the past centuries, from domestic appliances to heavy industry, with a particular emphasis on Austrian engineers and scientists. Exhibits include the world’s first sewing machine (Madersperger, 1830), the oldest typewriter (Mitterhofer, 1860), the ship’s propeller, designed by Ressel in 1875, and the first petrol-driven car built in the same year by Siegfried Marcus. A major new section features displays on computer technology and oil and gas refining, as well as a reconstructed coal mine. The Railway Museum, which is an integral part of the museum, houses a large collection of imperial railway carriages and engines. Its prize exhibit is the carriage used by Franz Joseph I’s wife, the Empress Elisabeth. The Post Office Museum displays the world’s first postcard — an Austrian invention. A huge lighthouse at the entrance recalls the Habsburg Empire’s once formidable extent, from the Tatra Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.

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