Museum in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

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An 1844 Biedermeier building houses Austria's literature museum (opened 2015), containing books, manuscripts, letters, photos, illustrations and personal effects such as desks from the country's most seminal authors, playwrights and poets, from the 18th century to the present day. The celebrated writers represented include Günther Anders, Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Handke, Robert Menasse, Herta Müller and Hilde Spiel. You can also hear readings and quotes from the museum's 550 hours of audio recordings. Information leaflets are available in English.