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Approaching art from a new angle

The Kunsthistorisches Museum introduced a unique new service for blind and deaf visitors. Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection belonging to the Picture Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts have been turned into 3D reliefs for touching. 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. Registration is required for the tactile tours. Further information

The Upper Belvedere organizes special guided tours for blind and visually impaired people. Tactile reliefs of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" and a model of Egon Schiele's painting "Crouching Couple (The Family)" enable a tangible art experience.

The Austrian Folklore Museum offers visually impaired and blind people a tour of the show collection's highlights on request and 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 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. Blind and visually impaired people are also offered special tours, on which visitors can touch selected objects.

Deaf visitors have access to multimedia guides in Austrian sign language in Schönbrunn Palace, the Dom Museum Wien, and the Roman Museum. A multimedia guide in International Sign (IS) is also available at Schönbrunn Palace. Most of Vienna's museums also offer guided tours in sign language on request.

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

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 18€ / Savings: 1 € / Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • 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 doors300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 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

Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna
  • Comments

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -9%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14,50€ instead of 15,90€ / 2in1 Ticket (Upper & Lower Belvedere): 20,00€ instead of 22,90€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • 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

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors102 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
      • 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).

Folklore Museum Vienna (Volkskundemuseum Wien)

Laudongasse 15-19
1080 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 8€

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors180 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 (Römermuseum)

Hoher Markt 3
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -29%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December/ 24 + 31 December: 9 am-2 pm

  • 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.

Dom Museum Wien (Dom Museum Wien)

Stephansplatz 6
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -13%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 8€

  • 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 (154 cm wide)
        , wheelchair-accessible motorized revolving door
    • Elevator available
      • 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.

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -7%

      Additional information on the offer: Classic Pass: 29€ instead of 31€ (incl. audio guide) / Sisi Ticket (Grand Tour / Schönbrunn Palace; Sisi Museum; Vienna Furniture Museum): 37€ instead of 40€ (incl. audio guide)

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
    • Last entry: 16:15 h

  • 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
      • 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:
 https://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/visitor-information/barrier-free-access/

    • 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.

      Visitors' center in the Gardetrakt by the main gate, stepless access, door width: approx. 144 cm, wheelchair-accessible restroom can be reached by wheelchair platform lift – platform 110/140 cm, door width: 90 cm in the corridor area and 94 cm to the outdoors, accessible from outside with a Euro-Key.




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