Exhibition view
© Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien

Dom Museum Wien

The Dom Museum Wien houses the historic treasures of Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral and the archdiocese of Vienna as well as avant-garde classics from the collection of Otto Mauer. A highlight of the collection is the world-famous portrait of Duke Rudolf IV "the Founder" from the House of Habsburg (1339-1365): It is considered to the oldest, most realistic portrait in Western World and was probably created in around 1360. The painting is on permanent display in the Dom Museum Wien. Rudolf IV himself was buried in the catacombs of St. Stephen's Cathedral, right next door to the museum.

The contemporary remodeling of the historic building with its view of St. Stephen's Cathedral enables an exciting setting and comparison of old and new. Alongside the permanent exhibition of historic objects, two special exhibitions each year deal with current and relevant topics at the interface of society, religion and art.

Dom Museum Wien (Dom Museum Wien)

Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  154  cm  wide )
        , wheelchair-accessible motorized revolving door
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 120 cm low , Door 102 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      The “Dom Museum Wien” app (free download) with detailed descriptions of the permanent exhibition can be used in talk-back or voice-over mode for blind and visually impaired people. The language selection also includes Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS).
      Portrait of Rudolf IV and a section of his precious grave cover have been turned into relief presentations with aid of computers and make ideal touching objects.
      Accompanying booklets “Simply explained”, designed in large print, are available for free.
      Inclusive art education programs are aimed at people with different biographical backgrounds and combine art experience with creative activity in the cathedral studio. The workshop series “So Close to the Center” was developed in cooperation with day centers that care for people with dementia. It evokes memories, discovers newness in art and combines both with the here and now.

    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition rooms on the second floor by elevator.

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