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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Relief
© Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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. To mark the present exhibition Egon Schiele – Pathways to a Collection, the Lower Belvedere created a touching model for the painting "The Family", which can be seen on special guided tours. 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

please register in advance

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€ 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 (Doppelschwingtüre 300 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

A different angle at the Upper Belvedere

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Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna
  • 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

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

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Klimt ticket (Upper and Lower Belvedere): 21,5€ instead of 24€

  • 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
    • Opening hours from Nov. 2 to March 22: Tues-Sun from 10am to 6pm, Mon closed.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 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
      • 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).

The Family – Touching model

Lower Belvedere, Orangery

Rennweg 6
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Klimt ticket (Upper and Lower Belvedere): 21,5€ instead of 24€

  • Opening times

    • Closed until further notice due to construction work.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (90 cm wide)
        Rennweg 6
      • Ramp 600 cm long , 200 cm high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
 Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts.

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop & Orangerie: no steps

      Orangery entrance: wheelchair access via link corridor from Lower Belvedere to the Orangery, 2 single, paned doors (each 131 cm wide). Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery.

Landleben und Sommerfrische, Austrian Folklore Museum

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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 (Automatische Schiebetüre 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 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

    • 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 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -15%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard classic ticket price: 28,5€incl. audio guide Preis Sisi Ticket/Grand Tour: 33€ instead of 36€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
  • 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.