Wien Museum


The Wien Museum covers Vienna's history from Neolithic times to the 20th century, putting the city and its personalities in a meaningful context. It's closed completely for extensive renovations until 2022. In the meantime, some of the collections will be on display in thematic exhibitions at the Wien Museum MUSA, while others will tour internationally.

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Nearby Vienna attractions

1. Karlskirche

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Built between 1716 and 1739, after a vow by Karl VI at the end of the 1713 plague, Vienna's finest baroque church rises at the southeast corner of…

2. Schwarzenbergplatz

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A fountain (sometimes rainbow-kissed when the sun is out) gushes on Schwarzenbergplatz, a grand square flanked to the north by a statue of Karl von…

3. Stadtbahn Pavillons

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Peeking above the Resselpark at Karlsplatz are two of Otto Wagner’s finest designs, the Stadtbahn Pavillons. Built in 1898 at a time when Wagner was…

4. Kunsthalle Project Space

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Once the Kunsthalle relocated to the MuseumsQuartier, this glass cube was built on its former site. Its doors were thrown open in 2001 to temporary…

5. Haus der Musik

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The Haus der Musik explains the world of sound and music to adults and children alike (in English and German) in an amusing and interactive way. Exhibits…

6. Staatsoper

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Vienna's foremost opera and ballet venue, the neo-Renaissance Staatsoper, is one of the finest concert halls in the world. Even if you can't get tickets…

7. Secession

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In 1897, 19 progressive artists swam away from the mainstream Künstlerhaus artistic establishment to form the Wiener Secession (Vienna Secession). Among…

8. Schloss Belvedere

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A masterpiece of total art, Schloss Belvedere is one of the world’s finest baroque palaces. Designed by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668–1745), it was…