Austrian Sights

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  1. J. A.

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    There are places near me worth a visit. Perhaps I can show a few of them in this thread.


    On a hot day like yesterday, you'll rarely find people in an open air village museum. A good opportunity to take pictures, so I decided to go to Mönchhof, a few km from my village. The museum there shows old buildings, furniture, professions from 1890 - 1960.

    First of all, you'll have to look for it, in case you weren't there before. It's "hidden" near the train station.
    Here's the entrance:


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    The museum has a website where a "map" can be downloaded, in English as well.
    Just to show it's location (not from the website):


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    Maps
    The buildings there were mostly made by the founder himself, he also collected many of the things exhibited there.
    As soon as you enter the museum, this will catch your eye:


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    A toll house with barrier next to an old Trabant. This should remind of 1989 (see number on car), when many people left the former GDR and crossed the Austrian border next to Klingenbach.

    There's an old cinema


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    On rare occasions, old movies are shown. In winter, this place is used as stage.
     
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    Looks like a very nice place to visit!

    Thank you for posting!
     
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    Thank you, leelai!

    It certainly is. I took quite a few pictures there. I'll be posting some of them later.
     
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    I wish that was a few kilometers from my house. Would love to have a museum to visit on my walk. I only have a Village Mall and a University that is about 2 miles from my house that I can visit!

    Nice pics! Wonderful weather you had!
     
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    Thank you!

    It's too far to walk there (~ 18 km), I went by car.
     
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    Oh yes...that distance, scooter or car for sure!
     
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    The museum looks interesting. It's amazing what one person can do. Are the museum collections being developed by others?

    Thanks for sharing Johanna. :)

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    Thank you, Richard!

    I can't answer your question exactly. I know that at a time students from the university (Vienna) catalogued the items there, that was some years ago; this museum is always changing. The founder himself is maintining it mostly and always looking for new things to add, afaik.
     
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    Viticulture is common here, many things you'll find in the museum are related to that topic.



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    Different kinds of wine presses


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    A wine cellar


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    There's a vineyard in the museum.

    The buildings there were originally built somewhere else and rebuilt by the founder in the museum.


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    Inn, still in use.


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    A service station with pumps


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    Most interesting for a teacher: an old school



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    Teacher's place, pupils' desks, blackboard with old scripts (I learned to write the way it's shown below, my grandmother was taught the script above).

    An old post office


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    The original sign


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    Telephones, a telephone cabin



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    The fire brigade


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    Old bikes, a cash desk, a typewriter

    This is just a small part of the buildings (more than 30) and things to see there. It's allowed to enter most of the houses.
     
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    It's getting better and better Johanna :)

    I do like to see artefacts from my youth. The schoolroom reminds me of the display in the museum at Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta - about a 1 hour drive from Edmonton.

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    Thank you, Richard! :)

    The whole museum is a huge exhibition. My pictures are just a small part of what can be seen there. For someone like me, who is interested in history, it's always worth a visit. I was there four times since it's been opened (mostly with my students), and there was something new to detect each time. :)
     
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    Surely that scooter ski, and that helmet with the holes for the ears?
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    Great photos Johanna and very entertaining museum shots. Thanks.
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    Fascinating. Always interesting to have a place to see the march of time.

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