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Wien Museum Karlsplatz
© Wien Museum / Hertha Hurnaus

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Due to remodeling work, the Wien Museum is closed for the coming years from February 4, 2019. During this time, the exhibitions will be held at the MUSA next to Vienna City Hall.

Wien Museum MUSA

Felderstraße 6-8
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • 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
    • Dec 24 and 31, 2019: 10 am-2 pm, Dec 25 and Jan 1: closed

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 130 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 130 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      All exhibition openings with sign-language translation, art education with sign-language translation on prior arrangement, induction loop for hearing impaired.

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 Vienna
  • Comments

    • The Wien Museum Karlsplatz is closed due to renovation. During the modernization the Wien Museum MUSA will also serve as a venue for thematic exhibits on Vienna’s cultural history.

  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Prices

    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
  • Opening times

    • Closed due to renovation.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre 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
    • 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.

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