Wien Museum Karlsplatz
© Wien Museum / Hertha Hurnaus

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

The most outstanding exhibits of the Wien Museum originate from 19th century: Paintings by Gustav Klimt (including the world-famous portrait of his companion Emilie Flöge), Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl and Arnold Schönberg, works of the Wiener Werkstätte, as well as two large city models dating to around 1900, are the highlights of the Vienna Modernism period. The living room and fireplace lounge from the apartment of the architect Adolf Loos and the reconstructed apartment of the Austrian poet Franz Grillparzer including original furnishings also give insights into this time.

The entire permanent exhibition extends over three levels. Early highlights of the collection include archaeological finds from the Roman military camp Vindobona, glass windows preserved in their original condition, and sculptures from St. Stephen's Cathedral as well as weapons and armor. The Baroque era is represented with paintings by Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Johann Michael Rottmayr and Paul Troger. Works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Josef Danhauser and Friedrich Amerling cover the Biedermeier period.

The building on Karlsplatz was designed by the famous architect Oswald Haerdtl, a former employee of Josef Hoffmann, and opened in 1959. Mostly special exhibitions on different Viennese topics are shown on the ground floor of the museum.

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 3€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • closed Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   179  cm  wide )
        via ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        directly behind the museum (Maderstrasse), access to the museum: no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair for rental, seats available. Permanent exhibition tours for visually impaired visitors by prior arrangement (Tel. +43 1 505 87 47-85 180). Overview map in large print available.

    • Comments

      The exhibition area is accessible via elevator (orientation with Braille) and deducible with the wheelchair.


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View of the painting of Emilie Flöge by Gustav Klimt with person standing in front of it
"Emilie Flöge" by Gustav Klimt © Hertha Hurnaus
Exhibition view from the Wien Museum
© Wien Museum, Foto: Hertha Hurnaus
View of a sacred statue and window from St. Stephen's Cathedral
Sacred art © Hertha Hurnaus
Window from St. Stephen's Cathedral at the Wien Museum
© Wien Museum, Foto: Hertha Hurnaus
Self-portrait by Egon Schiele

Self-portrait by Egon Schiele

© Wien Museum
Foyer of the Wien Museum

Foyer of the Wien Museum

© Wien Museum, Foto: Hertha Hurnaus
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