Geymullerschlossl
Geymullerschlossl
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Alexander B
Vienna, Austria468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
It is not easy to get there, this small palace is far away from the city centre. If you have no car with you, best to take a taxi. Inside you can see a lot of Biedermeier furniture, clocks, pictures, etc. Outside is a nice garden, good to for a picnic in summer.
Written October 22, 2016
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria3,009 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Geymullerschlossl located in the eighteen Districts in Vienna, it's a beautiful building, although is a small Museum but very to visit, a lot of beautiful antique Clock.
Written October 16, 2016
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neilbwh
Vancouver, BC Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Geymullerschlossel museum left me with a special memory of Vienna when I visited in May 2006. I was allowed to hold a drawer from an 1840 desk.

The Geymullerschlossel has been by appointment only up until now, but from May to November 2006 is open to the public Sundays 11 am to 4 pm. It is apparently the only place in Austria where you can see a whole house as it would have been during the original Biedermeier period of 1815-48 including painted walls and carpets, rather than just a couple of pieces of furniture randomly placed in a museum.

I was enjoying looking at gorgeous, understated furniture -- many pieces with beautiful inlay -- when a staff member came up to me and said "the director is opening and showing things in the other room".

The director moved a woman's small desk into the centre of the room. He let us lift it to see the weight. Then the rest of the day turned into a live version of BBC's Antiques Roadshow. He opened the doors and lifted trays, showing sewing items (I held an ivory bobbin), a tray of paints, a silver manicure set, a writing slope and mirrored centre section which raised to display a clock, ink pots and candle holders.

He took us to a horseshoe-shaped 1840 desk (horseshoe with a very gentle curve) and pulled out drawers to show how they curved and sloped to fit neatly into the horseshoe shape. Even the lock curved upward rather than being installed straight. Then he handed each of us a drawer so we could see how light it was. They always talk about dovetail construction of drawers on the Antiques Roadshow, and these had tiny perfectly-even dovetails cut by hand. I couldn't believe I was holding it.

The day went on -- he demonstrated automotons, desks with endless secret drawers, music boxes, a sofa where he flicks a switch and music plays from the bottom. I gestured to ask what a curious 8 inch silver-topped glass object was and it turned out to be for lighting cigars. Then he opened the piece of furniture it was sitting on to show a lower drawer with wells to hold about 150 cigars, and a lead-lined top drawer for ashes.

I thought I wasn't very interested in clocks, but the Geymullerschlossel is also home to a collection of 160 clocks. They were great to see. The director demonstrated a day/night bracket clock where the wooden front swung open, the wooden back swung open, the dial was vellum or something translucent, and a candle could be placed behind to show the hands in the dark.

The director understood little or no English and all his commentary was in German so I missed details but experienced a lot and left thrilled with my day.

I don't know whether it will always be as hands-on as I experienced. I visited when the Sunday openings were still new. There were only 8 visitors in 2+ hours so if the numbers increased or something ever got damaged from people touching, maybe they would reduce access.

But maybe not. Vienna seems to have a relaxed attitude to furniture from the 1800s. At another museum -- the Kaiserliches Hofmobiliendepot, home to 165,000 pieces of the Imperial Furniture Collection -- there were 100 chairs and sofas along one wall with signs which read, "Take a seat! Try out our original Biedermeier chairs and sofas." Yes, they let you sit on that furniture.

The Geymullerschlossel is a branch of the MAK, Vienna's enjoyable Museum of the Applied Arts, and the MAK website has details.

The Geymullerschlossel is at the corner Khevenhullerstrasse and Potzleinsdorferstrasse in Vienna. It is a 20 or 30 minute tram ride from the Schottentor U-bahn station -- take tram 41 to the last stop (Potzleinsdorf). Geymullerschossel is only 2 or 3 blocks away but if you're unsure of directions, take bus 41A and get out at the first stop, Khevenhullerstrasse.

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Written June 19, 2006
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Eve681
Haifa, Israel5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Don't go there! Everything is in complete darkness, windows are closed and you can only guess that this dimply lit object must be a bed or a table...
Extremely rude manager who refused to lit the electricity or to open the windows.
Do not believe the pictures on internet site, you will see nothing!!
Don't male our mistake and pay money for seeing nothing!!
Written September 30, 2016
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