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Guided tour (adults)

Energy – From muscle power to power plant


Mobile phones, PCs, lights – there are so many things in our everyday lives that could not work without electricity. But how did appliances used to work when there was no electricity, and how was heavy work carried out?

You simply plug it in and it works! But how many things in our everyday lives would be useless without electricity? Who did the work, and how did machines work without electricity? Join us on a journey back in time and find out how people 500 years ago harnessed the power of water, wind and sun – and why we today are now returning to these “ancient forms of energy” to generate energy in an eco-friendly way. What are the alternatives, and how is energy generated in Austria?


about45 Minutes

Group size:

max. 6 Persons


Erwachsene:EUR 4.50+Admission Tickets
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The tour will be held in German. If you would like to take part in a tour held in English, please request your possibilities at wissensvermittlung@tmw.at or Tel. +43 1 89998 3001 (Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00).
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