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Shipping on the Danube

Shipping on the Danube, © Rupert Pessl

New forms of energy for new oportunities:


Tamed Danube and precious crude oil

Steamship ahoy! The industrial revolution went hand in hand with the regulation and expansion of rivers into waterways for large steamships. But first, the Danube’s dense alluvial forests, winding river branches, and wandering gravel islands needed to be tamed. The consequences of this regulation can still be felt today.

When the Emperor Ferdinand North Railway began operation and was connected to the rail network in 1837 , factories mushroomed and brought an economic boom in the area. Power continued to be generated.  In 1949, one of the largest oil fields in Central Europe was tapped near Matzen.

What are the energy sources of the future?

Exhibit: model of the "Gösting 2" deep drill

"Gösting 2" deep drill, © OMV Austria Exploration & Production GmbH, Foto: Christoph Fuchs

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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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