Main room in the WestLicht Gallery
© Sandro Zanzinger / WestLicht

Photos in the WestLicht and OstLicht

WestLicht shows a permanent exhibition of outstanding cameras. Included are exhibits such as underwater, toy, umbrella handle and carrier pigeon cameras, KGB spy cameras in cigarette packs and one of the 30 modified Hasselblad cameras that were carried into outer space onboard the Apollo moon mission. There are also temporary exhibitions on artistic photography. The highlight each year is the "World Press Photo" show with the world's best press pictures.

In June 2012, the OstLicht Gallery was opened in the tenth district in the new cultural area of the former Ankerbrot factory. On 800 m² of historic industrial architecture, temporary group and individual exhibitions of contemporary photo art are shown. Also offered are a freely accessible library of 20,000 books and magazines, a bookshop and a bar.

Westlicht Center for Photography

Westbahnstraße 40 , 1070 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 21:00
    • Sa - Su, 11:00 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 15 Steps (Swinging doors   90  cm  wide )
        via private elevator, please make prior arrangements
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 140 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Side entrance and exhibition rooms reachable with the elevator, door width: 140 - 180 cm. 

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OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie

Absberggasse 27, 1100 Wien
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Room inside the OstLicht Gallery

OstLicht Gallery

© Marco Pauer / OstLicht
Main room in the WestLicht Gallery

WestLicht Gallery

© Sandro Zanzinger / WestLicht
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