The green façade of the museum designed by architect Hundertwasser

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Vienna's green museums

The number of sustainably working companies in green Vienna is growing and growing. Just like the awareness of visitors to Vienna for the ecological and social aspects of their actions. Since 2018, the Austrian Ecolabel has also certified museums that undertake to comply with an extensive set of criteria. Some Viennese exhibition houses set a good example and make a determined commitment to their own environmental sustainability. They therefore contribute decisively to more sustainable tourism and can proudly call themselves a "Green Museum".

The following requirements must be met for certification:

  • a publicly accessible sustainability concept,
  • an educational offering that also deals with the subject of sustainability,
  • use of 100% green electricity and, where possible, renewable heating energy,
  • a waste separation concept for the easiest possible recycling,
  • use of energy-saving bulbs and water-saving sanitary facilities,
  • accessibility within the museum and diversity management,
  • focus on regional and organic food in the museum's catering
  • use of sustainable paper and avoidance of packaging in the museum shop,
  • and so much more.

The sustainable ideas of Vienna's museums

  • Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser 

The Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser is increasingly dedicated to topic of sustainability – entirely in the spirit of Hundertwasser. It is no coincidence that the logo of the Austrian Ecolabel comes from the eccentric artist himself. The museum played an important part in developing the set of criteria for green museums in 2018 and was also the first certified business of its kind.

With its lavishly greened façade, the museum wants to set an example for other construction projects. Altogether, over 260 different kinds of plant grow on the already colorfully decorated building. The roof garden is home to two bee colonies, whose organic honey is sold in the museum shop. The busy insects get the nectar directly from the plants in and on the building.

Bees at Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser
© Imre Antal
  • Wien Museum

The Wien Museum Karlsplatz is notable for its energy efficiency. The museum relies on geothermal energy to provide eco-friendly heating and air-conditioning. Other measures include electrochromic SageGlass and a solar panel installation on the green roof. The earthen plaster on the outer walls provides a natural means of maintaining a balanced indoor climate and also makes best possible use of the waste heat generated by the museum’s visitors.

  • Vienna Museum of Technology

The Vienna Museum of Technology was the first federal museum to carry the Austrian Ecolabel. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" is the museum's motto: For example, it tries to reuse as many materials from its own storerooms as possible when setting up an exhibition. The museum generates a portion of the electricity required itself with several photovoltaic systems.

  • Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna

Where is the topic of sustainability better addressed than in the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna? The museum is striving to become CO2-neutral by 2030, among other things by expanding its own photovoltaic system. The environmental concept includes many small measures, which make a big impact when taken together: The donating of unneeded computers to social projects is just one of many examples. The topic is also increasingly dealt with in terms of the content.

Ablaufdatum Ausstellung Naturhistorisches Museum 2021
© NHM Wien, C. Rittmannsperger
  • ZOOM Children´s Museum

The Zoom Children’s Museum is an interactive space where children can ask questions, touch, experiment, feel and play to their heart’s content. The 1,600-square-metre space emphasizes participation, creativity and experimentation instead of the traditional museum approach. Here, children can explore the world with all their senses, while adults are welcome to join them and play an active part in the programs. The ZOOM Children’s Museum in the MuseumsQuartier offers exhibitions, workshops and a unique multimedia laboratory all year round.

  • Jewish Museum Vienna

Apart from fulfilling the environmental criteria, the often neglected aspect of social sustainability is practiced in an exemplary manner at the Jewish Museum Vienna: equality and diversity are extremely important. With the Jobticket, all employees can travel to work on public transport free of charge. The museum is also completely accessible.

Enjoy eco-friendly and discounted visits to museums with the Vienna City Card

All environmentally certified museums in Vienna are participating partners in the Vienna City Card. That means: All holders enjoy the exhibitions with discounted admission. As all rides on public transport within in Vienna are already included with the card, journeys between the museums are also environmentally friendly. By the way: The Vienna City Card also bears the Austrian Eco-Label. It is available in the ivie app, on the website of the Vienna City Card or in our Tourist Info offices.

The Austrian Ecolabel

Ecolabel / eco logo
© Österreichisches Umweltzeichen

The Austrian Ecolabel is awarded to companies that work in a particularly eco-friendly way. This the most important of Austria's ecolabels is awarded by the Environment Ministry in four categories: Products or Services, Tourism and Dining, Educational and Cultural Institutions, as well as Green Meetings and Events. Many of Vienna's hotels also work in a particularly sustainable way.

Guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel

The museums of Vienna with the Austrian Ecolabel

Kunst Haus Wien Museum Hundertwasser

Untere Weißgerberstraße 13
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer:

      KunstHausWien Ticket: 15€

      Also available at ticket.viennacitycard.at

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 3 Steps
        Revolving doors
    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors 152 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      The elevator to all exhibition levels may only be used when accompanied by museum staff.

      Uneven floors.

Vienna Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€ / Available on site and at ticket.viennacitycard.at

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 160 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 88 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission to the museum for visitors with special needs.
 Rental wheelchairs available, special tours for people with disabilities and special needs, tours for visitors with special needs on request, translator for the hearing-impaired available on request (Reservations: Tel. +43 1 899 98–3001).

    • Comments

      All rooms accessible with special wheelchair elevators (ask museum staff for assistance).

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -22%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 18€ / Reduced ticket price: 14€

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Th - Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
        stairs
    • Side entrance

      • Entrance for wheelchairs Burgring 7
    • Elevator available
      • 78 cm wide and 132 cm low , Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      In the Mezzanine of the Natural History Museum Vienna there is a series of 15 free-standing exhibits from the fields of mineralogy, geology, and anthropology designed especially with blind visitors to the museum in mind. A map and the object descriptions are also available in Braille at the information.

    • Comments

      All facilities suitable for wheelchair users (except the roof guide!
      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.


Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -5%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 18,90€ / Savings: 1€ off the daily valid sales price at the museum cash desk (special offers excluded)

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 190 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90 cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -5%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 21€ /
      Savings: 1 € /
      Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August as well as from October, 8 2024 until January, 6 2025.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors 300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • Barrier-free entrance: Burgring 5 via porter, visitor service accompanies you to the elevator and into the building
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance). Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202 or email: kunstvermittlung@khm.at) Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.

    • Comments

      The museum is a place of encounter and sensory perception and offers plenty of opportunity to stimulate vistors and motivate them to interact with one another by looking at art together and then getting creative themselves.
      Induction loop available at the audio guide stand.

      http://www.khm.at/en/learn/kunstvermittlung/inclusive-art-education

Belvedere

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Upper Belvedere daily, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Lower Belvedere & Orangerie daily, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parking space for visitors with disabilities in front of the entrance at Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Parking: 10 am – 6 pm
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Reduced admission for persons with disabilities and their escorts. Tours in Austrian sign language, "seeing differently" (tactile tours) for the blind and visually impaired in groups are possible in the Upper and Lower Belvedere. The following topics can be booked at all times:
 • A palace to touch – the new touching model of the Upper Belvedere
 • Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and his time
 • Gustav Klimt’s main work “The Kiss”

    • Comments

      People with visual impairments can be collected from the nearest tram station. Please provide information on this when making arrangement. Trained seeing-eye dogs (with ID) may be taken into all areas of the collection. A wheelchair is available at the cloakroom for visitors who have difficulty walking. Some seating is also available in the exhibition rooms or will be provided during the tours.

Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)

Josefsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 10€ / Reduced ticket price: 8€

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on prior arrangement.

    • Comments

      Main entrance on first floor and access to Grand Hall on second floor: entrance Josefsplatz.

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -18%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16,50€ /
      additionally 5% off at MAK Design Shop

  • Prices

    • Free admission for young people under 19 years of age
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open on public holidays (also on Mondays)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance

      • Ramp, with a wheelchair-accessible elevator to the ticket office
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All facilities suitable for wheelchair users, elevator to the exhibition rooms.

mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount valid on the applicable ticket price.

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Closed between 8.1. and 6.6.2024 due to renovation work.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors 120 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main and side entrance as well as restaurant/café: accessible via elevator.

Zoom Children's Museum

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer:

      6€ instead of 7€ per admission (applies to the Studio & Animation Film Studio )

      4,50€ instead of 5€per admission (applies to the Exhibition & Ocean)

  • Opening times

      • 06/15/2024 09:45 - 17:15
      • 06/16/2024 09:45 - 17:15
      • 06/18/2024 08:30 - 16:00
      • 06/19/2024 08:30 - 16:00
      • 06/20/2024 08:30 - 16:00
    • All programs have fixed starting times. Online tickets at www.kindermuseum.at or at the box office (subject to availability).

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 170 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All rooms without steps, elevator by the steps near the Soundlab.

Imperial Treasury Vienna (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien)

Hofburg, Schweizerhof
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€ / reduced ticket price: 15€

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 17:30
    • We, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Th, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 200 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Public parking spaces for people with disabilities on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (reserve at least one day ahead)

    • Comments

      Exhibition rooms: 20 steps and elevator.

Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna (Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien)

Schloss Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 12€

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 30 November
      • daily, 09:00 - 17:00
    • 01 December to 14 March
      • daily, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for people with special needs on request; More information: kunstvermittlung@khm.at or Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202;

    • Comments

      Main entrance: steps (more than 3 cm), double doors (each 68 cm wide), entrance to the collection: double swinging doors, total width 130cm, exhibition area: flat floors, wheelchair-accessible. Second floor area reachable via steps (width 128 cm, 12 steps, landing, then 155 cm, 10 steps, handrail on both sides of the steps, 100 cm high). Restroom outside Coach Collection currently not barrier-free!

Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum Wien) Palais Eskeles

Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -13%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 15€ / Available on site and at ticket.viennacitycard.at

  • Prices

    • Tickets offer admission to the Judenplatz Museum and Jewish Museum on Dorotheergasse
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors 162 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for visitors with special needs on request; Discounted admission for people with disabilities 10 Euro (1 companion free) and people with social pass/mobility pass (photographic ID required).

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien The Austrian Architecture Museum

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -22%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 9€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      The Architecture Center also offers special architecture tours for the blind and visually impaired. Tours for visitors with special needs on request.

    • Comments

      All exhibition rooms are at ground level and the main entrance is steplessly accessible.

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