Sigmund Freud
© Max Halberstadt

Sigmund Freud Museum

The Sigmund Freud Museum will be closed for renovations from March 1, 2019 to May 2020. During the remodeling, the museum will move to two locations in the immediate vicinity. A presentation at Berggasse 13 (Location I) provides information about the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis with original objects, films and photographs. In a former café at Liechtensteinstrasse 19 (Location II), a well-stocked book store and museum shop is on offer, films are shown and smaller-scale events are held.

It is probably Vienna's most famous address: Sigmund Freud lived for 47 years at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's 9th district, from 1891 to 1938. It was from this house that he set off for exile in England with his family on 4 June 1938 to escape from the National Socialists. The museum in the former living quarters and office of the creator of psychoanalysis was opened in 1971 with the help of Anna Freud, the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud.

The  former apartment and practice of Sigmund Freud are now furnished as a museum. The Sigmund Freud Museum shows original furniture, including the waiting room and a selection from Freud's private collection of antiques, autographs and first editions of his works. It provides an insight into Freud's biography, his cultural surroundings and the emergence of psychoanalysis. Visitors will also see historic films from the private life of Freud and his family, compiled and commented by Anna Freud.

The museum has been gradually expanded since it was opened, gaining a library, a museum shop, storage rooms for the library and a lecture/exhibition room. With the acquisition of the storefront next to the entrance to Berggasse 19, in which Siegmund Kornmehl's kosher butcher shop was housed until 1938, the museum gained a new outdoor area in 2002. The storefront's large windows provide an imposing exhibition area for installations by artists from Austria and abroad.

Sigmund Freud Museum

Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien
  • Prices

    • Free audio guides in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 29% off , 3,50€ off
  • 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
    • The Sigmund Freud Museum is closed from March 1, 2019 to May 2020 for remodeling work. During this time, the museum will move to two locations in the immediate vicinity. See website for information.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 35 Steps
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
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Berggasse 13 / Liechtensteinstraße 19, 1090 Wien
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Old room with upholstered furniture
© Florian Lierzer (c) Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung
Sigmund Freud’s former study

Sigmund Freud’s former study

© Florian Lierzer (c) Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung
Freud Museum
© Schaub-Walzer / PID

 

Sigmund Freud Tour Vienna

The Sigmund Freud Tour Vienna provides even more insights into Freud's life and work. The tour takes you to places where you can still feel Freud's spirit. The 20 locations include places which influenced his work and where his clients lived. The tour lasts for around 2 hours, ends at the Sigmund Freud Museum on Berggasse and is offered in German, English, Italian and Russian. Information and booking: www.sigmundfreudtourvienna.com

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