INNOVATION IN VIENNA
OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLUMINATION, IMPERIAL SEARCH ENGINES AND MONSTERS ON WHEELS
- A TOUR THROUGH VIENNA'S SURPRISING HISTORY OF INNOVATION
What e-mails and chats are today were once couriers and pneumatic tubes, as we learn at our first stop at the post office. In the winding alleys of the old town, we then witness the absurd fight against city lighting in the 17th century and marvel at the far-reaching significance of letterpress printing. Noisy monsters on wheels accompany us to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Strange superstitions instead of technology and the most modern nanotechnology are very close together here. Google as a modern revolution? Not at all, Vienna already had some kind of search engine in the days of the emperor. What has driven innovation in Vienna? Radio, cinema, tramway and subway - we follow the breathtaking path of innovation past the State Opera to modern times with computers on Charles Square. Who invented it, we ask at the end? Not all ideas are followed by successful implementation. Some scientists were not interested in the implementation, other inventors were pursued by bad luck throughout their lives.
Tour duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Number of participants: Up to 25 people