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Events on 100 years of Red Vienna

Anniversary festival

A large anniversary festival will be held in the Karl Marx Hof on June 30. With breakfast, pre-lunch tipples, lots of Viennese treats and specialties as well as a children's entertainment program in a convivial atmosphere. On this day, the team of the Waschsalon (Laundry Room) also gives guided tours of the jewel in the crown of Viennese housing policy – including through otherwise off-limits areas, such as the turrets.


Heiligenstädter Strasse 82-92, 1190 Wien
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In the summer, the traveling VOLXkino sets up its screen in the social housing building. Starting in June 2019, there will be six shows free of charge in or around the social housing building. Among other venues, in the Grossfeld Estate, the Karl Seitz Hof, the Karl Wrba Hof and the Harry S. Truman Hof.
Dates: June 27, July 4, August 8, August 22, August 29, September 5

Guided tours 

Free tours at 15 relevant locations of Red Vienna – places are limited, registration required:

  • City Hall: at the center of Viennese power
  • Ernst Happel Stadium: where the workers' Olympics were held
  • Erdberg tram depot: historic cars and locomotives
  • Rabenhof: one of the social housing buildings
  • Vorwärts Building: former head office of the publisher and party headquarters of the same name
  • Child Transfer Office (Julius-Tandler-Heim): where children were taken into social care
  • Amalienbad: hygiene temple for the workers
  • Favoriten Workers’ Hostel: former seat of all trade union and cultural organizations
  • Crematorium at the Central Cemetery: hotly contested final resting place
  • Werkbund Estate: a show home as an example
  • Kongressbad: where the workers swam
  • Karl Marx Hof Laundry Room: the flagship of Red Vienna
  • Kapaunplatz kindergarten: kindergarten from the red textbook
  • Goethehof: where the civil war rampaged
  • Karl Seitz Hof: an impressive architectural achievement

Information and registration:


Red Vienna 1
April 30, 2019 - January 19, 2020

The Wien Museum MUSA presents Viennese life from 1919-1934, asks about the historical conditions and the long-term effects on urban structure and form. What remained of the concept of Austromarxism? Is the city with the highest quality of life still the city with the biggest heart for its residents?

Wien Museum MUSA

Felderstraße 6-8 , 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Tu - 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 (Swinging doors   130  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 200 cm low , 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.

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Red Vienna 2
March 4 - September 3, 2019

The Vienna City and Regional Archive also casts light on the social policy experiment that ran from 1919 to 1934.
The exhibition can be viewed at the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm, Thursday: 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Vienna City and Regional Archive

Gasometer D, Guglgasse 14, 1110 Wien
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Posters, exhibitions, mass productions – Victor Theodor Slama
April 26 - October 20, 2019

His posters shaped election campaigns and the city's memory: the graphic artist Theodor Slama was a master of clear images and easy-to-understand messages. The exhibition in the Vienna library at City Hall shows originals from four across decades.
The exhibition can be viewed at the following times: Mo-Th 9.00 am - 6.30 pm, Fr 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Vienna City Library at City Hall

Felderstraße, Stiege 6, 1. Stock, 1010 Wien
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