The History of World Expositions

The Vienna World Exposition 1873

Year: 1873
City: Vienna
Country: Austria
Duration: 1st may - 31st october 1873

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures: 1873 Vienna World Exposition

Official designation: 1873 World Exposition in Vienna

Duration: 1 May - 31 October 1873 (184 days)

Opening: 1 May 1873, at 12:00 in the Industrial Palace Rotunda

Location: Prater near Vienna, former imperial hunting park

Subject: "Culture and Education"

Objective: "Contemporary culture, the stimulation of progress, and display of every product from each sector of the economy."

Director General: Dr. Wilhelm Freiherr von Schwarz-Senborn

Area: 233 hectares, of which 16 hectares covered exhibition area

Participating countries: 35

Exhibitors: 53,000, of which 9,104 from Austria (17 %)

Visitors: 7,255,000

Entrance fee: Monday to Friday: 1 Gulden
Sundays and holidays: 50 Kreuzer
Opening day and prize-giving day 25 Gulden

Costs: Expenditure: 19,123,270 Gulden
Income: 4,256,349 Gulden
Deficit: 14,866,921 Gulden

Pavilions: 194 exhibition areas according to the site plan

Symbol: Rotunda, with the largest dome in the world

Classification: 26 groups, 174 sections

Jury: 956 members

Prizes: 25,572 medals, of which 6,158 won by Austria

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