Wissenschaftliches Kabinett

    Wissenschaftliches Kabinett is a cabinet of curiosities; the toy box of a science and nature geek who has compiled artifacts and other paraphernalia that all carry the spirit of science, natural history and old-world exploration. Perhaps that is why this narrow enclave in the old city centre of Vienna has become a favorite for museums, artists seeking inspiration and serious collectors. Meanwhile, the store’s owner and writer of natural history, science and exploration books, Simon Weber-Unger, is one of the few people in this world you’ll see get excited about oversized botanic mushroom models – this reason alone makes it worth a visit! In 2001, Simon took over the shop from his father, who had opened it simply to sell off some of the items he had amassed over the years as a collector. But this is where Simon and his father differ: “While I love every piece in here - you can’t be a collector, and a store owner. You’ll never make any money.” The items crowding the shelves are sourced from auctions in Austria and as far as London. See if you can find the brass microscope and the 16th century sun dial nestled amongst the botany model collection, or the array of antique terrestrial globes. Or simply look up at the baroque busts poised high up on a shelf or casually hang by the hand-crafted deer antlers chair. Show lessRead more

    Spiegelgasse 23 , Vienna


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    U1, U3 (Stephansplatz)

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