Collection area: Traffic & Transport

This area covers rail and road transport, aviation and shipping, as well as the infrastructure group of "Bridges and Tunnels". The railway collection holds the oldest locomotives outside Great Britain. The highlights also include early automobiles, the sectioned de Havilland DH 104 "Dove" aircraft (1957), and models of Österreichischer Lloyd and of oared and powered shipping on the Danube. The Transport collection concentrates on the first half of the 20th century, with a focus on Austria.

Filter: Road Traffic / All Epochs / (11 Exhibits found)
Road Traffic
  • FA-111551

    Coventry Machinists double-seater three-wheeler, c. 1890

    This double-seater three-wheeler was advertised – somewhat tongue-in-cheek – as a “matchmaker”. Riding the tricycle was easy to learn and, unlike the penny-farthing, accessible to women also.

  • FA-111697

    Dandy-Horse for children, c. 1818

    Was it a volcano erupting on the Indonesian Sunda Islands or the fun of playing a children’s game? There are vastly differing theories as to how the bicycle came to be invented.

  • Fiat 522 C

    Fiat 522 C

    In 1950 the Bundesgärten Schönbrunn federal parks administration donated a Fiat 522 C built in 1932 to the Museum. It remained in the Museum’s depot for almost sixty years until it emerged that it had belonged originally to Rosa Glückselig, who lived in Vienna’s Ottakring district.

  • Laurin & Klement B-Z-N

    Laurin & Klement B-Z-N, c. 1905

    This machine makes it clear to see that the motorcycle’s antecedents lie with the bicycle. Laurin & Klement initially manufactured bicycles, then motorcycles; today the company remains a player in automobile construction under the name Škoda.

  • FA-108508_Lohner-Porsche

    Lohner-Porsche electric vehicle, 1900

    Back to the future! Successful electric vehicles already existed around 1900. Many of the considerations that surrounded electric vehicles back then are once again very topical today.

  • FA-103182_Lohner Roller

    Lohner-Roller L 125 scooter, 1954

    “Let’s go Italian!” – in the 1950s nothing summed up la dolce vita better than the motor scooter. Austria’s domestic industry also picked up on the yearning for more Mediterranean joie de vivre.

  • FA-108944

    Marcus Car, 1888/1889

    The oldest automobile in the world? The Marcus Car features many remarkable technical achievements, a fact that was (almost) lost in the debate surrounding its dating.

  • FA-108620

    Mercedes W 196 Silver Arrow, 1954/55

    A streamlined racing car with an eventful history: the Mercedes Silver Arrow was a close symbiosis of technical know-how and successful marketing.

  • FA-123568

    ROCCO petrol pump, c. 1930

    “You can get that at any service station” – but what if there are no service stations? The nationwide network of service stations we now take for granted once had to be painstakingly set up.

  • FA-108497

    Rudge penny-farthing, made in England, 1885

    Penny-farthing riders were the “kings of the country roads”. Indeed, riding these high wheelers required a good sense of balance and a degree of courage. Falling off a penny-farthing was not to be encouraged.

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