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Danube Island Festival 2019, view of the stage, illuminated in red
© Alexander Müller www.alexandermüller.at

Viennese cultural highlights in summer

The museums were closed for a few weeks because of the coronavirus crisis. Now they're open again and looking forward to lots of visitors over the summer. As a special "welcome back" offer, there is a special summer Federal Museums Card, which costs €19 instead of €59 until September 15, 2020. It entitles the holder to make one visit to all eight Federal Museums. The promotional card can be purchased directly in the museums or online at www.bundesmuseencard.at.

All Vienna is a stage

Each week from Thursday to Sunday, Vienna's Kultursommer 2020 presents the full range of the cultural landscape: music from pop to classical, dance and performance, theater, readings, cabaret, new circus, character and object theater, as well as migrant art. Two acts perform on each stage each evening. Some locations also offer children's and youth theater during the daytime. Each venue will have a maximum number of visitors to ensure that audiences are able to socially distance. 2,000 artists will give 800 performances at 25 locations. The two largest – and covered – stages of Vienna's Kultursommer are located on Danube Island (for 500 visitors) and on Laaer Berg (for 300 visitors).

Open-air stages

Theater will be performed outdoors more often than usual this year – on Vienna's summer stages: open-air performances are offered by venues like the Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace, the Pawlatschenbühne of the Wiener Metropol, and the new Theater im Park at the Belvedere, which is operated by Michael Niavarani and Georg Hoanzl. The setting for this theater is the beautiful, 2-hectare private garden of the Princely Schwarzenberg Family Foundation. A temporary, transparent open-air stage stands between two mighty sycamore trees. Opposite is a Baroque grotto, where an open-air theater was planned centuries ago. An indoor tip for enjoying culture in summer is the legendary Theater am Spittelberg.

Music Film Festival on City Hall Square

Until September 6, Vienna City Hall Square is once again a popular open-air meeting place for night owls and music lovers – due to coronavirus #soWIENie (#VIENNAlikeneverbefore): with separate cinema and dining areas. "Please reserve" is the motto, admission to the Music Film Festival is free!

Danube Island Festival

The longest Danube Island Festival ever is on until September 20. The #dif20 tour bus stops in all of Vienna's 23 districts on its 80-day summer tour – with 100 acts by Austrian artists. For the grand finale, there will be three shows on the Danube Island festival stage.

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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Upper Belvedere (Belvedere - Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien
  • Comments

    • Please note: Groups of 10 or more people, you must make an appointment for a tour with the Upper Belvedere in advance. There is no charge for this. You can contact the reservation team at the Belvedere by email or telephone.
      Monday to Sunday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
      Email:
      Telephone: +43 1 795 57-333

  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   102  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parking space for visitors with disabilities in front of the entrance at Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Parking: 10 am – 6 pm
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 300 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each). "Seeing differently" tours (tactile tours) in the Upper Belvedere: The tours with picture descriptions and tactile support are particularly suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors.
      Multimedia guides with videos in Austrian Sign Language (OGS) are available to deaf and hearing impaired visitors. Over 30 videos provide information on selected works of the collection in the Upper Belvedere and on the palace and garden complex as well as the history of the Belvedere.

    • Comments

      2 elevators reachable via a ramp (staff will provide assistance), wheelchairs available at the cloakroom.
      Shop/café: a few steps (staff will provide assistance). 

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors   300  cm  wide )
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        on Burgring 5
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202 or email: kunstvermittlung@khm.at)

      Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.

    • Comments

      The museum is a place of encounter and sensory perception and offers plenty of opportunity to stimulate vistors and motivate them to interact with one another by looking at art together and then getting creative themselves.
      Induction loop available at the audio guide stand.

      http://www.khm.at/en/learn/kunstvermittlung/inclusive-art-education

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MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5 , 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • 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
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        at the staff entrance Weiskirchnerstrasse (Cobbled Street)
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

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mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna in the MuseumsQuartier

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 19:00
    • We, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 140 cm low
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main and side entrance as well as restaurant/café: accessible via elevator.

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Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m. 

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Side-entrance Burgring, direct access to elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 78 cm wide and 132 cm low , Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for the blind are possible, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

       

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Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)

Josefsplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 122 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on prior arrangement.

    • Comments

      Main entrance on first floor and access to Grand Hall on second floor: entrance Josefsplatz.

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Vienna Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212, 1140 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   160  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 92 cm wide and 145 cm low , Door 88 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission to the museum for visitors with special needs.
      Rental wheelchairs available, special tours for people with disabilities and special needs, tours for visitors with special needs on request, translator for the hearing-impaired available on request (Reservations: Tel. +43 1 899 98–3001).

    • Comments

      All rooms accessible with special wheelchair elevators (ask museum staff for assistance).

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Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

Schloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt, 1130 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 4 Steps (Double swinging doors   125  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 200  cm  long , 50  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 9 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      No elevator available. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (prior arrangement).

       

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Theater im Park am Belvedere

Prinz-Eugen-Straße/Ecke Plößlgasse, 1030 Wien
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City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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