Auer von Welsbach Museum, Althofen

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#13 of 62 in Museums in Carinthia
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  • We were in the area and decided to visit this museum - so glad we did! Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach was an amazing inventor in the late 1800s. Among many other things, he invented lighters, 3D...  more »
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  • The Auer-von-Welsbach-Museum owes its origin to the interest of the municipality Althofen under mayor Dir. Manfred Mitterdorfer, to give the largely restored, medieval old town an attractive and to the place appropriate attraction. For this purpose, the old town was equipped with a gas-incandescent street lighting, on the one hand to reinforce the romantic effect of the historic architecturally attractive buildings and to commemorate the creator of this lighting technology, which thus set the beginning of his active inventiveness . This is how the great researcher, inventor, industrialist and philanthropist was told. Carl Auer von Welsbach in place of his long-term successful work with this museum in the sense of Althofen's fellow citizens under the direction of Roland Adunka, 1998 created a worthy memorial. The Auer of Welsbach Museum , located between the church and Fronfeste, promises to fulfill both wishes. In carefully adapted museum rooms in an architecturally and historically valuable building from the 12th and 13th century, its visitors can get an overview of the extensive work of Austria's most important inventor and scientist, who is recognized among connoisseurs worldwide among the most gifted of his many subjects , procure.
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