Saturday, December 21, 2013

Battle of Aspern-Essling (21-22 May 1809): the Battle of Aspern-Essling Diorama

In the Granary Museum in Essling is a large diorama of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, stretching from the Church at Aspern to the Granary in Essling. It was hard to photograph since it was very dark in the museum and the diorama is in a huge glass case.

Unlike many dioramas in Europe, this one features "round" figures (Vollfiguren) not flats (Flachfiguren).

The photos are in no particular order. I just circled the diorama taking numerous photos from different angles, not sure if any would turn out. I present them in their unadulterated state!

Be sure to plan ahead if you would like to gain access to both museums. I think the trip across Lobau Island to see the battlefield  was very worthwhile, despite all the wonderful attractions of Vienna.









































2 comments:

  1. Great photos! One day, I'll make it there.

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  2. Sensational - great looking diorama and an inspiration to all wargamers.

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