Freud & the Viennese soul

View of the Volksgarten and Parliament at the Ringstrasse in Vienna

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Picture of the first page of Sigmund Freuds "The Interpretation of Dreams"
© Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung

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Over the years, the world of literature in particular has taken regular inspiration from Freud and his life. Whether novel, non-fictional book, biography, film script, or even series. Sigmund Freud seems to always have served as a source of inspiration for many writers and authors. We have gone on the search for the most exciting books that also think outside the Freudian box.

Away from the novels, Freud can also be read about in a variety of ways as never before. Here come our book tips on Edmund Engelman's famous photographs, on works of the painter Lucian Freud (grandson), on the interpretation of dreams itself and on the question about what has actually happened "On the Couch" over the last centuries.

If this has whetted your appetite, you'll find what you're looking for from autumn 2020 in the newly opened library of the Sigmund Freud Museum, which houses more than 40,000 volumes.

Sigmund Freud Museum

Berggasse 19
1090 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -29%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€

  • Prices

    • Free audio guides in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
  • 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 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 120 cm wide)
        via cafe/shop
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Gallery above the cafe only possible via the staircase

All books at a glance:

Novels

  • "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom, btb Verlag
  • "The Tobacconist" by Robert Seethaler, Kein & Aber Verlag

Non-fiction

  • "Sigmund Freud. Berggasse 19" by Monika Pessler/Edmund Engelman, Brändstätter Verlag
  • "Freud" by Sebastian Smee, TASCHEN Verlag/www.taschen.com
  • "The Interpretation of Dreams" by Sigmund Freud, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
  • "On the Couch" by Nathan Kravis, EDITIONfrölich