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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.

© Imre Antal
  • 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.

© NHM Wien, C. Rittmannsperger
  • 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. The Vienna City Card 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

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard price Hundertwasser Museum: 11€ / Standard price combined ticket: 12€

  • 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
      • no steps (Swinging doors)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 200 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance and access to the restaurant / café: no steps, , floors are uneven, elevator.

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -28%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€ ; Rooftop tour: 9€/person

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • 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)
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance

      • "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Elevator available
      • Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for the blind are possible, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

Vienna Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

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

  • 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 doors160 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).

Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum Wien) Palais Eskeles

Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -17%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 12€

  • 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 doors162 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).

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

    • Main entrance
    • 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
  • 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

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 15€ / additionally 5% off at MAK Design Shop

  • 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
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna in the MuseumsQuartier

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price (adults): 14€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 19:00
    • We, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors120 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

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

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien The Austrian Architecture Museum

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -22%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 9€

  • Opening times

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

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors88 cm wide)
    • 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

      Exhibition rooms, restaurant/café: no steps.

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