In the years 2018 to 2020, Schloss Hof and Schloss Niederweiden will be devoted to one question in the form of three special exhibitions: Why does the world eat the way it eats?

The interactive exhibitions invite visitors to experience the theme in a ‘sensual’ way. Join us on an exciting voyage of discovery!

Part 1, 2018: 15.03.-18.11.2018

From the earth to our tables

2018’s first exhibition deals with food production. The transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture and livestock farming is the origin of today's food production.

Agriculture has produced many new methods and techniques in the past centuries and is still developing today.

Fertile soil, however, is still the most important resource for the production of food and as the origin of food, it is also the subject of myths and stories of creation and is worshipped in the form of earth deities.

As the exhibition shows, only very few foodstuffs that are produced from nature reach the plate directly. From fruit, vegetables, grains and meat to fish: Man washes, peels, cuts, spices, cooks, simmers, bakes, grills, etc. Food is processed and prepared to make it edible and tasty, to preserve, store or transport it.

Very few meals are cooked entirely by yourself. Who grinds grains into flour or processes raw milk into butter, yoghurt or cheese? The food industry prepares the food before it enters the domestic kitchen and is processed into a meal.

The exhibition illustrates that eating is more than just ingesting food. What, how much, when, where and how food is eaten is an expression of culture, belief, values, lifestyle, customs, tradition, wealth, poverty, age and gender.


Part 2, 2019: From the producer to the consumer | Part 3, 2020: What remains of our food

With the attractive combined ticket, you can visit both locations from March through November.

Included services:

  • Combined ticket for the special exhibit „Why does the world eat the way it eats? Part 1: From the earth to our tables“: Single admission to Schloss Hof and Schloss Niederweiden (incl. shuttle bus from/to Marchegg station)

Destination station: Vienna

Price overview

from 15.03.18 - 18.11.18 ÖBB Plus-offer Local prices
Adult € 13,50 € 16.-
Child 6<18 years € 8,40 € 10.-

Children up to the age of 6 are free