Museums in Vienna


Town: Vienna Address: Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27 Phone: +43 1 795570 e-mail: info@belvedere.at Price: 8 - 10 EUR Set southeast of Karlsplatz, the Belvedere is located on a slope above Vienna. Following designs by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, the Belvedere was erected as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. The complex comprises two palatial structures each built of a series of interlocking cubes. The interiors are dominated by flowing staircases. Of particular note is the Gold Salon as well as the regal French-style garden.
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Town: Vienna Address: Mölker Bastei 8 Phone: +43 1 535 8905 Price: 0 - 2 EUR Beethoven (1770 – 1827) lived in the Pasqualati House from 1804 to 1814. Here, he is known to have composed his 'Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Symphonies', as well as 'Fidelio', and an array of other works. The site primarily includes family portraits and the composer's scores. Ludwig von Beethoven, a native of Bonn, Germany, first visited Vienna in 1787 to study under Mozart.
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Town: Vienna Address: Neue Burg Phone: +43 1 525 240 e-mail: info@ethno-museum.ac.at Price: 0 - 10 EUR The Museum of Ethnology Vienna, one of the world's most significant ethnological museums, comprises collections from Oceania and North America gathered by James Cook during his 1768 – 80 travels. This site also houses a group of Mexican featherwork and other rare objects from the Americas, Africa and Indonesia, which in 1596 formed the collection of Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol at Ambras Castle.
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Town: Vienna Address: Albertinaplatz Phone: +43 1 53483 e-mail: info@albertina.at Price: 7 - 9 EUR The Albertina Museum, named after the son-in-law of Maria Theresa, explores the Graphic Arts and their development since the 14th century. This site houses one of the world's largest graphics collections. Here are 'Dürer's Hare' and 'Clasped Hands'.These pieces are two of wiesthe world's most frequently reproduced works of art. Among Albertina's 60,000 drawings and some one million prints are the children's studies of Rubens,
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Town: Vienna Address: Museumsplatz 1, im MQ Phone: +43 1 522 31 15 e-mail: office@azw.at Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -19:00 The Architekturzentrum Wien, a venue for exhibitions with temporary presentations on architecture, is particularly focused on architecture of the 20th Century and the 'architecture of the future'. Several major annual exhibitions, as well as small-scale productions which take place here present the full diversity encompassed by contemporary architecture. This site also offers a new approach to the architecture history and envisages the newest trends in this field.
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Town: Vienna Address: Josefplatz 1 Phone: +43 1 534 10 e-mail: onb@onb.ac.at Price: 2 - 2 EUR The Austrian National Library houses the royal library of the Habsburgs, which dates from the 14th Century. The library building, which was developed out of the premises of the court from 1723, is a still expanding structure which reaches to the Neue Hofburg. The Great Hall of the current library was ordered by Karl VI. Designed by the undisputable masters of Baroque,
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Town: Vienna Address: Klagbaumgasse 4 Phone: +43 1 734 3540 The Chimney Sweep Museum in the Fourth District of Vienna has been operating for over 15 years. This site is geared towards the history of chimney sweeping in Vienna, comprising exhibits of old equipment, chimneys, ovens and documents. You'll also find there New Year postcards and good luck charms. The city's 150 chimney sweepers have trained six years for their professions, and had to pass exams in fire and safety regulations.
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Town: Vienna Address: Karmelitergasse 9 Phone: +43 1 369 1111 The Circus and Clown Museum is an ultimate tribute to clowns and circus performers, with their craft having been traced throughout the centuries
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Town: Vienna Address: Schulhof 4 Phone: +43 1 535 6860 Price: 0 - 5 EUR Set near the Uhrenmuseum der Stadt Wien, the collection of the Doll and Toy Museum ranks among one of the world's most remarkable assemblages of its kind. Spanning from the 1740s to the 1930s, this site comprises a vast array of various dolls. Most of the items on display were crafted in Germany, which has a strong doll-making heritage.
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Town: Vienna Address: Schleifmühlgasse 6 Phone: +43 1 585 24 31 The European Coat of Arms Museum traces the history of coats of arms over the last 1,000 years. Interestingly, the 12th-century knights in armour used to cover their heads for better protection. This, however, made identification difficult and foes could easily be mistaken for friends. In result, the shield bearing the coat of arms was popularised as a kind of a Medieval identification. Gradually, they became associated with specific families and were also widespread for professional guilds and trades,
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Town: Vienna Address: Uni Campus, Spitalgasse 2 Phone: +43 1 406 86 72 e-mail: pat@via.at The Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum Vienna gives you an opportunity to trace the 200-year-old history of research on the most interesting branches of medicine. The knowledge on tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, alcoholism and other pathologies and their influence of life in the 19th and 20th Centuries can be approached at the museums in two forms. Firstly, the visitors can view the thematically ordered display,
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Town: Vienna Address: Haydngasse 19 Phone: +43 1 596 1307 Price: 0 - 2 EUR Haydn's House is the site where Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 –1809) wrote his magnificent oratorios 'The Seasons and The Creation'. The composer lived in the house from 1797 until his death. This is also where he gave lessons to Beethoven here. The house contains a room which is a branch of the Historical Museum of Vienna, and honours Johannes Brahms.
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Town: Vienna Address: Karlsplatz 4 Phone: +43 1 505 8747 e-mail: office@wienmuseum.at Price: 0 - 4 EUR The Historical Museum of Vienna unfolds the entire panorama of Old Vienna's history, from the time the prehistoric tribes settled in the Danube basin. This site features Roman relics, artifacts from the reign of the dukes of Babenberg, as well as an array of memorabilia from the Habsburg sovereignty, along with arms and armor from various historical periods. A scale model shows Vienna from the Habsburg's heyday.
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Town: Vienna Address: Seilerstätte 30 Phone: +43 1 516-48 e-mail: info@hdm.at Price: 0 - 10 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -22:00 The Haus der Musik is a museum dedicated to music, and it includes both hands-on and high-tech displays. Visitors can conduct the Vienna Philharmonic standing on the podium or wander through the building's halls and marvel reminders of the great Vienna composers – Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert,
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Town: Vienna Address: Michaeler Platz 1 Phone: +43 1 533 7570 e-mail: info@hofburg-wien.at Price: 0 - 9 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 09:00 -17:00 The Kaiserappartements, or Imperial Apartments, set on the first floor of this apartment complex, is the site where the emperors lived, in the rotunda of Michaelerplatz. They are decorated with tapestries, mostly from the village of Aubusson, in France. Unfortunately, the quarters of Empress Maria Theresa, cannot be visited,
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Town: Vienna Address: 7 Andreasgasse Phone: +43 1 524 33570 Price: 0 - 7 EUR Holding a collection spanning 300 years of royal acquisitions, the Imperial Furniture Collection ranges from the throne of the Emperor Francis Joseph to Prince Rudolf's cradle, as well as a selection of coat racks as well as about 15,000 chairs. Towards the end of World War I, following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the new republic inherited this property. The collection was established by Empress Maria Theresa in 1747,
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Town: Vienna Address: Schweizerhof Phone: +43 1 525 240 Price: 0 - 8 EUR Known for a staircase from the Swiss Court, the Schatzkammer is the world's greatest treasury. It features two sections, the Imperial Profane and Sacerdotal Treasuries, the site's first section displays the crown jewels and imperial riches, while the second holds ecclesiastical treasures. The most significant exhibit in the Schatzkammer is the 'Imperial Crown', dating from AD 962. Lavishly adorned with emeralds, diamonds,
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Town: Vienna Address: Dorotheergasse 11 Phone: +43 1 535 0431 e-mail: info@jmw.at Price: 4 - 7 EUR The Jewish Museum is the main museum of the history of Viennese Jews. Unlike the annex at Judenplatz, the museum opened in 1993 in the former Eskeles Palace, which was among the patrician town houses of Vienna. Displaying both temporary and permanent exhibitions the site concentrates on tracing the major part which Jews played in the history of Vienna until the Holocaust startup in 1938.
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Town: Vienna Address: Praterstrasse 54 Phone: +43 1 214 0121 Price: 0 - 2 EUR Johann Strauss Jr (1825 – 99), dubbed 'The King of the Waltz', lived in what is now the Johann-Strauss-Memorial Rooms, where he created his mastepiece 'The Blue Danube Waltz' in 1867. The house is currently part of the Historical Museum of Vienna.
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Town: Vienna Address: Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13 Phone: +43 1 712 04 91 e-mail: information@kunsthauswien.com Price: 0 - 9 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -19:00 TheKunsthaus Wien museum, installed in a former Thonet chair factory, presents the works of Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 – 2000). Hundertwasser, one of the world's most famous architects. The site showcases his paintings, drawings and architectural projects, the major part of which was never built. The museum is a venue for temporary international exhibitions,
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