Jakob Alt: Balloon ride over Vienna, 1847

Vienna from the air

The exhibition shows not only the oldest, biggest or most famous plans, panoramas and models of Vienna but also rare, thematic maps as well as artistic approaches and design products. There are also a number of exhibits of the Vienna Tourist Board, such as plans and brochures from earlier decades, which also provide an unusual view of Vienna.  The attempt to visually wrestle with the ever-growing city is not new. Even centuries ago, classical panoramas, bird shows or plans were created. Rarely were they complete, mostly they were able to show only fragments of the city. That has certainly changed since then.

Moreover, light has been exemplarily cast on traditional as well as new viewing points across the city - from St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Kahlenberg to today's skyscraper. The exhibition is intended to encourage visitors to see the city with different eyes.

Vienna from the air The city at a glance

23 March - 17 September 2017

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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Jakob Alt: Balloon ride over Vienna, 1847

Jakob Alt: Balloon ride over Vienna, 1847

Albertinian plan of Vienna from the second half of the 15th century

Albertinian plan of Vienna from the second half of the 15th century

Hermann Kosel: View of Vienna from the Kahlenberg, 1936

Hermann Kosel: View of Vienna from the Kahlenberg, 1936

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