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.


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

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