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Special offer: Weltmuseum Wien

Your Vienna City Card advantages:

  • €4 discount on the regular price of entry to the Weltmuseum Wien
  • free booklet for the Vienna World’s Fair (if available)

In addition, a guided tour (alternately in German and English) entitled “The Vienna World's Fair 1973 and Art Nouveau” is offered every Saturday at 11 am from January to December. This can be booked for 6€.

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150 years Vienna World's Fair

The Vienna World’s Fair in 1873 was a platform for encounters. It was the first World’s Fair held after the opening of the Suez Canal and a chance to establish and promote trade relations. Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, the Ottoman Empire and Persia were represented with their own pavilions for the first time. The Fair featured an “oriental quarter” complete with replica buildings in which traditional crafts and raw materials were presented. In Vienna, the World’s Fair unleashed a craze for all things oriental, and carpets, glasses and pottery inspired by middle-eastern models took Viennese households by storm. This led to the founding of an Oriental Museum to showcase the collections acquired during the exposition and to promote contacts with the Middle East. These collections were gradually transferred to what is now the Weltmuseum Wien and the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), while the museum itself evolved into the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Until 2000, the Vienna World’s Fair was the first and only world exposition hosted by a German-speaking country. In Vienna, it heralded the arrival of the modern age.

Framed by many other exciting exhibits, one of the central objects in the Japan Room of the Weltmuseum Wien is the model of a Daimyō residence from the Edo period (1600-1868). This was also one of the largest exhibits in the Japan Pavilion at the time.

Dates: January 07, 2023, to December 31, 2023
Details at www.weltmuseumwien.at

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Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • 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 (Automatic sliding doors)
        accessible by platform lift.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 92 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired provided upon request.

    • Comments

      Automatic gate (width: 130 cm) operated with "Euro-Key". Elevator to the special exhibition areas on the first floor as well as to the exhibition areas on the mezzanine.
      The event area is also wheelchair-accessible on request and accompanied by a staff member (contact via intercom at the entrance to the WMW-Forum and at the ticket counter).
      Both the cook café & bistro and the shopping are in the hall of columns can be accessed without steps by means of an elevator.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the upper first floor and mezzanine.

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