28 APRIL 2018 TO 7 JULY 2019

PANORMA MUSEUM
MOZARTPLATZ 1
5010 SALZBURG

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Mo–So 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


City in Flames - 200-Year Anniversary of the Great Fire in Salzburg

200 years ago, numerous buildings burned down in the part of Salzburg situated on the right bank of the Salzach River. The cause was fat which on 30 April 1818 overheated on a kitchen stove in the building complex of the Holy Trinity Church. The fire spread rapidly, fanned by wind and aridity.

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of this catastrophic fire, the historians Peter F. Kramml (Salzburg City Archive) and Erich Marx initiated a comprehensive publication involving numerous authors. It examines the cause of the fire and its consequences on the cityscape in terms of urban design.

 

The first part of the exhibition, The Great Fire of 1818 and its Consequences, is based on this publication. Taking Mirabell Palace and the no longer existent Hexenturm (“Witch Tower”) as examples, it shows the impact of the fire on the cityscape. The changes were often not originally caused by the fire, but influenced by it. 

The second part of the exhibition focuses on the theme of Fire Disasters in the Land of Salzburg and its Surroundings. Six places have been chosen as examples to illustrate the causes and consequences of the fires. Equal space is also devoted to the origins of fire brigades and their cultural significance in society. 

curators: Dr. Eva Jandl-Jörg und Mag. Werner Friepesz
   
   

Image Gallery

Der große Brand der Rechtsstadt von Salzburg am 30. April 1818, Johann Michael Sattler, 1818–1828, InvNr 2065-49, © Salzburg Museum
Der große Brand der Rechtsstadt von Salzburg am 30. April 1818, Johann Michael Sattler, 1818–1828, InvNr 2065-49, © Salzburg Museum
Der Brand von St. Johann im Pongau am 31. Mai 1855, Beda Weinmann, um 1860, InvNr. 1717-49, © Salzburg Museum
Der Brand von St. Johann im Pongau am 31. Mai 1855, Beda Weinmann, um 1860, InvNr. 1717-49, © Salzburg Museum
Menschen bei Löscharbeiten, Josef Bergler d.J., 1802, Inv.Nr. 6417-49, © Salzburg Museum
Menschen bei Löscharbeiten, Josef Bergler d.J., 1802, Inv.Nr. 6417-49, © Salzburg Museum
Alte Küche mit Magd am Herdfeuer, Carl Mell, Anfang 20. Jahrhundert, InvNr 1109-2015, © Salzburg Museum
Alte Küche mit Magd am Herdfeuer, Carl Mell, Anfang 20. Jahrhundert, InvNr 1109-2015, © Salzburg Museum
Feuerwehrmannschaft bei einer Übung im Bürgerspital – Innenhof, unbekannter Fotograf, 1867–1868, InvNr Foto 17113, © Salzburg Museum
Feuerwehrmannschaft bei einer Übung im Bürgerspital – Innenhof, unbekannter Fotograf, 1867–1868, InvNr Foto 17113,  © Salzburg Museum
Der Mirabellplatz vor dem Brand 1818 Salzburg, Johann Matthias Wurzer (1760–1838) nach Hieronymus Allgeyer (1776–1817), 1815, InvNr 96-25, © Salzburg Museum
Der Mirabellplatz vor dem Brand 1818 Salzburg, Johann Matthias Wurzer (1760–1838) nach Hieronymus Allgeyer (1776–1817), 1815, InvNr 96-25, © Salzburg Museum
Feuerwehr-Sänger St. Johann im Pongau, unbekannter Fotograf, 1900, Inv.Nr. F30647, © Salzburg Museum
Feuerwehr-Sänger St. Johann im Pongau, unbekannter Fotograf, 1900, Inv.Nr. F30647,  © Salzburg Museum
Stadtbrand in Salzburg am 30. April 1818, Joh. Nusbiegel (?) nach Voltz, um 1900 , InvNr 4935-49, © Salzburg Museum
Stadtbrand in Salzburg am 30. April 1818, Joh. Nusbiegel (?) nach Voltz, um 1900 , InvNr 4935-49, © Salzburg Museum
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