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Most people wouldn't know the significance of this man and his influence on the world of print. Nice to see a memorial for him in the back streets of Vienna. Its unassuming but stands as a posthumous memory for the father of print. Worth a...More
In the mid of a small square in front of old charming building standing the statue of famous man Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of mechanical printing press machine, also as a goldsmith and blacksmith as well, some more than 500 hundreds years ago. A nice...More
Gutenberg (c 1400 - 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor and ultimately a printer and publisher who invented mechanical movable type printing leading to the introduction of the printing press which revolutionised communication mediums and the spread of learning to the masses.
I mean, sure old Johannes is important, but it is really the printer that takes central stage, that ushered in literate man and eventually digital society. They should have had more printer in the actual statue.
The statue of Johannes Gutenberg is located at the Lugeck and Backerstrasse intersection in front of the attractive Regensburger Hof building, approx. 5 minutes walk northeast of Stephansplatz.
The bronze statue is the work of Austrian sculptor Hans Bitterlich in 1900. Here the 15th-century goldsmith...More
Everyone who knows his book history knows who Gutenberg is, and here he stands - in the middle of the old central parts of Vienna. Personally, I do not know the connection to Vienna when Gutenberg was born and lived in German Meintz ... The...More
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories
and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.