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Statue of Johannes Gutenberg

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Statue of Johannes Gutenberg

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Austria’s Danube Valley is known for its stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and it’s a popular choice for a day trip from Vienna. This tour takes in all the highlights, including a guided tour of Melk Abbey, a boat cruise along the Danube River or a meal (summer), and a trip to see views along the Wachau Valley.
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macedonboy wrote a review Oct 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,698 contributions100,267 helpful votes
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This monument stands in tribute to Johannes Gutenberg, the man credited with inventing the printing press. The monument is a bronze sculpture of Gutenberg wearing a gown and depicted with a huge beard. To his right is a printing press, which he is leaning on with his right hand. Not an amazing sculpture, but worth a look at a monument of someone who changed the course of human history.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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yegor_b wrote a review Jul 2019
Minsk, Belarus3,429 contributions112 helpful votes
A statue in honour of the great inventor, engraver and printer who made the revolution with the introduction of movable type printing.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Mr Nob wrote a review May 2019
Australia5,876 contributions251 helpful votes
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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 look if passing by.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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santo t wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand7,269 contributions474 helpful votes
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 place to remembering how was the printing press machines changed the life of the world and the people. Located in the city centre, people can sit and relax on the benches surrounding this statue under the shades of the surrounding attractive buildings. Not a special main attraction destination, but combined your visit here with other more attractive places as a part of your itinerary when visiting Vienna city centre.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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westy54 wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia6,400 contributions921 helpful votes
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. This bronze statue shows Gutenberg standing on a stone plinth with one hand on his waist and the other leaning on some instrument. There are some reliefs on the base including of a seated man and a coat of arms. The statue was erected in 1900 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of book printing in Vienna. Not a must see.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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