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Thonetschlössl is a symmetric building with three floors. The building’s architecture was mainly influenced by the Late-Baroque style. Currently the Thonetschlössl houses the museum of Mödling, a city in Niederösterreich.
Mödling is the capital of the Austrian district of the same name located approximately 14 km south of Vienna.
Lower Austria is the northeasternmost of the nine states of Austria. Since 1986, the capital of Lower Austria has been St. Polten, the most recently designated capital in Austria. Previously, Lower Austria's capital was Vienna, even though Vienna has not officially been part of Lower Austria since 1921. With a land area of 19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi) and a population of 1.612 million people, Lower Austria is the country's largest state; it is the second most populous after the federal state of Vienna.
In 1931 Johann Baptist Verda von Verdenberg donated a Capuchin monastery to Mödling. In 1683 the monastery got destroyed due to the Turkish War, but eventually it got rebuilt in 1684. Two years later, in 1686, the monastery was bought by Giacomo Caliano, who used the monastery in order to produce silk and towels. From 1806 to 1821 the monastery was used for chemical bleaching, but became a location for a theater later on. In 1833 the monastery was bought by the entomologist Ernst Heeger, who continued to use the monastery as a silk factory. A few years later, in 1845, the countess Eise von Salm, who was a member of the Liechtenstein clan, became the new owner of the monastery. She decided to rebuild the building in order to let it look like a castle. In 1889 the Thonet family bought the castle like building, hence the name Thonetschlössl. In 1931 the Thonetschlössl was bought by the city of Mödling in order to find a place for the museum of Mödling, which existed since 1904.
The museum park is considered as national heritage and was opened in 1957. The park itself contains a Baroque fountain basin, a Pietà group on a pedestal from the year 1756, three grave stones from the 16th and 17th century and a fragment of a gothic pillar from 1529.
The museum documents the historical emergence of the city of Mödling. There are also rocks, fossils and historical artifacts, like biographies of famous citizens of the city of Mödling or weapons from the Turkish Wars, displayed. The museum also owns one of Austria‘s first Avars collections. Some parts of the museum are originally from Oskar Spiegel‘s private palaeontological collection, which was acquired by the city of Mödling. Furthermore, another section of the museum consists of Joseph Hyrtl’s library, which contains books and writings by famous writers like Paracelsus and Johannes Wesling. These became digitalised in order to upload them to the internet. This way these books are easily accessible by the general public.
Altenburg is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 40 kilometres south of Leipzig, 90 kilometres west of Dresden and 100 kilometres east of Erfurt. It is the capital of the Altenburger Land district and part of a polycentric old-industrial textile and metal production region between Gera, Zwickau and Chemnitz with more than 1 million inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of 33,000. Today, the city and its rural county is part of the Central German Metropolitan Region.
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