The Museum Nordwestbahnhof documents the eventful history of one of the last urban goods transshipment hubs, which appears to be in the process of being forgotten, despite its size and significance. As part of its current special exhibition, the museum and the open spaces of the station are also serving as an artistic receptacle for all sorts of stories about fish. The wetland meadows that lined the Danube below the site of the Northwest Station once offered ideal spawning grounds and habitats for a multitude of fish, before this landscape was destroyed due to the landfilling work associated with the development of the stations, ports, and industry. At the same time, the import of fish by rail from the harbors of the North Sea began in 1890 and these fish were processed in a factory at the Northwest Station.
24.9.–2.10., Mon–Sat 3pm–7pm
Fish procession with fish festival: Sat 25.9., 4pm–7pm
A walking tour of the artistic interventions on the station site that address the subjects of the killing, transport, and processing of fish, which also offers an opportunity to commemorate the true original residents of Vienna’s 20th district – with short expert contributions from urban researchers, art historians, and musicians and some culinary delights.
Supported by KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien.