Porzellanmuseum im Augarten
Augarten Contemporary/Gustinus Ambrosi-Museum
Sculptures by Austrian-born Gustinus Ambrosi (1893–1975) are the highlight of the works displayed inside the Atelier section of this...
This landscaped park from 1775 is dotted with open meadows and criss-crossed by tree-lined paths. You can kick a ball in one section,...
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Skopik & Lohn
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Porzellanmuseum im Augarten information
Restored to its former glory and reopened in 2011, this imperial pleasure palace harbours a new museum dedicated to exquisite Augarten porcelain. Founded in 1718, Augarten is the second-oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. A chronological spin of the museum takes in lavish rococo creations, boldly coloured Biedermeier pieces, Spanish Riding School equestrian figures and the simpler porcelain fashionable in the 1950s.
One-hour tours of the premises are available daily at 10.15am and 11.30am, when you can learn about the process of turning white kaolin, feldspar and quartz into delicate creations through the process of moulding, casting, luting, glazing and painting. It's free to get a glimpse of some of Augarten's fabulously detailed creations in the shop , open during the same hours.