Vienna Technical Museum

in Black And White7 months ago (edited)

It was January 2014 when I last visited the Vienna Technical Museum. I had quite an unpleasant discussion with the museum personnel when they saw me bringing a tripod and a pro camera. I was told that I need a special permit to use photo equipment in the museum. Eventually they let me in when I explained that I'm a painter and I'm using these photos as an inspiration for my art. Back in the early nineties when I took my first photo-session in this museum there was no such problems...

It's not a spectacular museum by any means but for me as an artist it does offer a few interesting exhibits. I was mainly looking for aircraft engines and steam engines, not from the technical point of view but rather from the aesthetic. I find in the forms of such machinery inspiration for my artwork, especially in the details.

Enjoy the tour!

Sorry for not providing any descriptions to the individual objects - I didn't really look too much on the labels.

I used the Nikon D800 with the following optics:
AF-S 50mm 1.4G
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24 mm 1:2,8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 ED


this is awesome, we have nothing like this down here, some of those machinery must be impressive in person like the aircraft engine, thx for sharing ✌️

Yes, it's quite impressive. However, there were even more interesting items exhibited until the nineties, unfortunately lots of them were removed.

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beautiful - can't wait to see my XT 500 again..

You mean the motorcycle XT 500?


It's been a long time for me as well that I was at that museum. I vaguely remember visiting with my son when he was still very young. I realized however how "ancient" I am when I seen the moped, a Lohner Sissy which I proudly owned when I was 16 years old, being one of the displays in the museum. But for that matter, in the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum I also seen some weapons I was trained on a couple years later when I was in the Austrian Airforce, plus the planes we used to have when I was stationed in Langenlebarn: the Saab Fliegende Tonne from Sweden (Austria bought six of them at the time I was there, they were flown from Sweden to Austria by former WWII Messerschmidt pilots).