Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Relief

Approaching art from a new angle

The Kunsthistorisches Museum introduced a unique new service for blind and deaf visitors. A group of three masterpieces from the Renaissance collection in the picture gallery have been transformed into hands-on, 3D relief pictures. High-resolution photos of Raffael's Madonna in Green, Albrecht Dürer's Madonna and Child, and Jean Fouquet's Gonella the Ferrera Court Jester were the starting point for the milled reliefs which provide an accurate portrayal of the masterpieces' construction and numerous details. A braille brochure and tour guides supply additional information on the pictures.

The Upper Belvedere organizes special guided tours for blind people with detailed descriptions of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and his time, as well as Gustav Klimt's main work "The Kiss". People with an interest in architecture will delight in the "Palace to touch", a touching model of the Upper Belvedere. Deaf guests receive information on the history of the palace the portrait gallery via multimedia guides that play videos in Austrian sign language. The Landleben und Sommerfrische guided tour at the Austrian Folklore Museum gives visually impaired and blind visitors an opportunity to handle a selection of its outstanding wooden and ceramic exhibits. The Roman Museum in the first district is another place where visually impaired visitors are treated to a hands-on experience.

A new highlight: a 1:2000 scale bronze model of the summer residence of the Habsburgers has been set up at the main entrance to Schönbrunn Palace. This gives visually impaired and blind people the possibility to get a better idea of the size and scale of the palace and the Ehrenhof in front of it.

Multimedia guides with Austrian sign language are available for deaf visitors to Schönbrunn Palace, the Upper Belvedere and the Roman Museum. 

A voyage of discovery at the Kunsthistorisches Museum for blind and visually impaired children, teenagers and adults

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1€ off
  • 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. Free admission for blind and visually impaired visitors with one escort.

A different angle at the Upper Belvedere

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Upper Belvedere (Belvedere - Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1,50€ off , Special offer
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 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). 

Landleben und Sommerfrische, Austrian Folklore Museum

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Folklore Museum Vienna (Volkskundemuseum Wien)

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors   180  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for visually impaired visitors.

    • Comments

      Access to permanent exhibition area and café: no steps, freight elevator to special exhibition rooms (assistance necessary).

Roman Museum

Roman Museum (Römermuseum)

Hoher Markt 3, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 2% off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 09:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental available, Hands-on objects for partially-sighted visitors. Multimedia guide in sign language available. Guided tours through the permanent exhibition for blind and partially-sighted are available by prior arrangement (Tel. +43 1 505 87 47–85 180).

    • Comments

      Main entrance and shop area: no steps. Rear exhibition area only accessible via 8 steps, excavations below street level Exhibition area on the first floor accessible by use of a stair-climbing device.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 01 April to 30 June
      Daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 01 July to 31 August
      Daily 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • 01 September to 31 October
      Daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 01 November to 31 March
      Daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at main entrance portal (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse, 3 parking spaces), Meidlinger Tor (2 parking spaces), close to Kavalierstrakt as well as Valerietrakt (2 parking spaces) and Fürstenstöckl (1 parking space)
    • Elevator available
      • 95 cm wide and 139 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free wheelchair rental – contact attendant at main portal (3 wheelchairs) or at Hietzinger Tor and at Meidlinger Tor (1 wheelchair each).
      Supplemental devices available for the visually impaired. Tours for visitors with with disabilities or special needs on request.
      Museum Sign Language Guide available in ÖGS and IS for the Imperial or Grand Tour, prior reservation recommended, further information:
      www.schoenbrunn.at/besucherinfo/audioguide/oegs-guide.html

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps. Freight elevator for extra wide wheelchairs: door width: 160 cm, cabin depth: 220 cm, cabin width: 156 cm.

       

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