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Exhibit: taxidermied great bustard

great bustard, © Landessammlungen Niederösterreich

Fertile land at our doorstep:


The Marchfeld as a granary?

Opinions differed  in the early 19th century: while writers transfigured the Marchfeld as an almost inexhaustible granary at the gates of Vienna, experts described it as a sandy, barren steppe.

Which was true? To find an answer, we need to dig deep. From the urge for optimisation in the late 19th century to new agricultural technologies after the Second World War, to the current specialisation and technologization of farming in times of climate change … The fertile soil of the Marchfeld has seen it all.

Tracks in the sandy soil of the Oberweiden sand hills

Sandy soil of the Oberweiden sand hills, © 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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