1 inventor, 1 researcher, 1 collector, 2000 typewriters: these are the ingredients of the typewriter museum, that could be opened in 1993 thanks to the donation by Kurt Ryba and thanks to the commitment of former cultural attaché Ewald Lassnig. The museum houses one of the world’s biggest typewriter collections, giving a full description of their historical development.

Visitors can experience over a hundred and fifty years of social and technological history, starting with Mitterhofer’s invention back in 1864 and all the way up to our digital era. Learn more about the famous Enigma cipher machine, find out about the work of the first female secretaries, or where the @ sign has come from…

Collection

Collection

A collector and his passion become museum (more…)
Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Explore our collection shown on four floors (more…)