World's Fair Vienna 1873

Culture and Education

May 1, 1873 - October 31, 1873


* Official name: Weltausstellung 1873 Wien
* Category: World Exhibition
* Theme: Culture and Education
* Objective: "Contemporary cultural life and the promotion of all economic presentations and their progress
* Opening: 1/5/1873, at 12:00 in the rotunda of the Palace of Industry
* Duration: 1 May - 31 October 1873 (184 days)
* Location: Prater near Vienna, former imperial hunting ground
* Area: 233 hectares, of which 16 hectares are covered
* Emblem: The rotunda with the largest dome in the world
* Director General: Baron Wilhelm von Schwarz-Senborn
* Participating countries: 35
* Pavilions: 194
* Exhibitors: 53,000, of which 9,104 from Austria (17 percent)
* Visitors: 7,255,000
* Admission: Monday to Friday ... 1 guilder, Sunday and public holidays ... 50 kreuzer, Opening day and prize-giving day ... 25 guilders
* Expenditure: 19,123,270 guilders
* Income: 4,256,349 guilders
* Losses: 14,866,921 guilders
* Classification: 26 groups, 174 sections
* Jury: 956 members
* Prizes: 25,572 medals, of which 6,158 for Austria