Archduke Johann

The world of Styrian iron


Opening: 23.03.2018, 7 pm
Curated by: Karlheinz Wirnsberger und Maria Zengerer
Venue: Landwirtschaftsmuseum


About the exhibition

From the beginning of the 18th century, innovations occurred in the iron industry that started in England. Archduke Johann introduced those innovations to Styria in the 19th century. In 1815/16, he travelled to England, a journey that greatly impressed him. Johann’s interest was in industry, hence he wished primarily to study the technical advances made in Great Britain. For centuries iron had been Styria’s most important branch of industry, and due to Johann’s love of innovation and subtlety, it was possible to convince Styrians of the advantages found in this material.

This exhibition shows iron both in the form we are familiar with, but also in unusual forms that bear witness to man’s skill in refining the materials of nature – from the simply scythe to a high-performance steel cable.

Hunting Museum and Agriculture Museum, Schloss Stainz

Schlossplatz 1
8510 Stainz, Österreich
T +43-3463/2772-16


Opening Hours

April to November Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm