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Exhibit: crossbow for bird hunting from the 17th century

Crossbow for bird hunting from the 17th century, © Landessammlungen Niederösterreich

From battlefield to royal playground:


A battlefield and royal playground

Battle cries were often to be heard on the Marchfeld. Some battles went down in history – like the one in which Archduke Charles inflicted the first defeat on Napoleon. The Marchfeld sealed the fate for the Habsburgs: this is where their monarchy was founded, and this is where it ended.

During their 640-year reign they built many magnificent hunting lodges and stately summer residences, some of which boasted fabulous gardens. Exotic animals and ornamental plants from expeditions gave those gardens an even more exclusive note.

Some of them are now endemic to the Marchfeld.
From battlefield to royal playground: join us on a historical journey of discovery!

Baroque statue in front of Marchegg Palace

Baroque statue in front of Marchegg Palace, © Rupert Pessl

Buy tickets

Your ticket to the fascinating Marchfeld is just a click away! Choose a time slot for your visit to stroll at your leisure, marvel and experience the multitude of domestic and foreign exhibits of the “MARCHFELD Secrets” exhibition. Visit the show and uncover the stories behind the objects.

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Buy gift vouchers

Let’s face it: everyone likes to get presents, don’t they? Here, you can get yourself and your loved ones a voucher for the Lower Austria State Exhibition 2022. By the way: a voucher is also a good idea if you don’t want to miss out on the “MARCHFELD Secrets” exhibition but don’t want to commit to a particular day yet!

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Book a guided tour

On a guided tour through the exhibition, you will learn the stories behind the exhibits. Uncover secrets from archaeological finds and rediscover history. Your guide will take you on an exciting journey and reveal lots of fascinating background information along the way.

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