1873 Vienna World's Fair

EXPO Vienna 1873

The Rotunde, centre of the exhibition
BIE-class Universal exposition
Category Historical
Name Weltausstellung
Motto Kultur und Erziehung (English: Culture and Education)
Building Rotunde
Area 233 Ha
Visitors 7,255,000
Country Austria-Hungary
City Vienna
Venue Prater
Coordinates 48°12′58″N 16°23′44″E / 48.21611°N 16.39556°E / 48.21611; 16.39556
Opening May 1, 1873 (1873-05-01)
Closure October 31, 1873 (1873-10-31)
Universal expositions
Previous Exposition Universelle (1867) in Paris
Next Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

Weltausstellung 1873 Wien (English: World Exposition 1873 Vienna) was the large world exposition that was held in 1873 in the Austria-Hungarian capital of Vienna. Its motto was Kultur und Erziehung (English: Culture and Education).

There were almost 26,000 exhibitors[1] housed in different buildings that were erected for this exposition, including the Rotunde (English: Rotunda), a large circular building in the great park of Prater designed by the Scottish engineer John Scott Russell. The Rotunde was destroyed by fire on September 17, 1937.

The Russian pavilion had a naval section designed by Viktor Hartmann. Exhibits included models of the Port of Rijeka[2] and the Illés Relief model of Jerusalem.[3]



  1. Lowe, Charles. Four national exhibitions in London and their organiser. With portraits and illustrations (1892) (PDF). London, T. F. Unwin. p. 28. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. "PATCHing the city 09" (PDF). City of Rijeka. 2009. p. 6. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  3. "Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem | Model of Jerusalem in the 19th Century". Towerofdavid.org.il. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

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