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    Hofmobiliendepot

    by globetrott Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Hofmobiliendepot is the store of the furniture of the royal family that was transported togeather with the royal families, when they moved for a few weeks from one palace to another one. You have the feeling to walk through endless corridors of an auction-house, while passing by the original furniture that was used by austrian emperors and their families. Various Movie-productions have used these exhibits for their films. This furniture and other equipments of the former royal family was used for instance for the famous Sissi-movies !
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    Hofmobiliendepot is open for visitors:
    daily except Mondays : 10.ooam - 06.00pm
    entrancefee is 6,90 euros
    it is also part of the Sisi-Ticket for 22,50 euro including:
    Kaiserappartements + Sisi Museum + Silberkammer +
    Schoenbrunn palace & Hofmobiliendepot
    valid for 1 entrance each within 1 year
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    This museum is in a sidestreet of Mariahilferstrasse:
    the adress is A-1070 Wien / Andreasgasse 7

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    maps & globes in the Globenmuseum

    by globetrott Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    The Globenmuseum is a part of the Austrian National Library and it shows more than 600 globes and lots of antique maps of the world as well as of the moon and other planets and it is the biggest collection of its kind and the only globe-museum worldwide.
    The first globes of the collection in this museum are dating back to the 17th century.
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    The Globen-museum is open
    daily except Mondays !
    from 10.00am till 06.00pm
    Thursday it is open even till 09.00pm
    Dec 24th: 10.00am till 03.00pm
    Dec. 31st : 10.00am - 06.00pm
    The adress is Herrengasse 9

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    Uhrenmuseum

    by globetrott Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    Uhrenmuseum der Stadt Wien is an interesting collection of ancient clocks and watches, one of the best collections of its kind in Europe. Most of the clocks are still working and so you will hear them call the hours by the douzends every half hour.This collection was founded in 1923 inside of an old building with the adress Schulhof 2, that is close to Hoher Markt and Judenplatz.
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    The Uhrenmuseum der Stadt Wien is open
    Tuesday till Sunday and Holidays
    between 10.00am and 06.00pm
    it is closed in Dec. 25th, Jan 1st and May 1st
    entrancefee is 4 euros
    FREE entry each sunday !!!

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    Roman excarvations in Hoher Markt

    by globetrott Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    Römisches Museum is a museum under the street in Hoher Markt 3, just about 500 meters from the cathedral. At this place a fortified village called Vindobona was built by the Romans and 30.000 people were living there about 2000 years ago. Some other roman excarvations can be seen in front of the Hofburg, at Michaelaplatz, not in a museum, but in the street.
    Roemisches Museum is open for visitors:
    Tuesday till Sunday and Holidays
    between 09.00am and 06.00pm
    it is closed in Dec. 25th, Jan 1st and May 1st
    entrancefee is 4 euros
    FREE entry each sunday !!!

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    Haus des Meeres

    by globetrott Updated Aug 9, 2012

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    The strange building of "Haus des Meeres" used to be an air-raid-shelter during WW II and after the war they built various aquariums inside. Outside of the tower you may practice climbing up the walls and next to the tower is also a "Museum of Torture".
    Haus des Meeres is in Esterhazy-Park, just about 100 meters south of Mariahilferstrasse, when coming from Ringstrasse, turn left at the church "Mariahilf"
    Haus des Meeres : the aquariums may be visited daily 09.00a.m.-06.00p.m.
    every thursday open untill 09.00p.m.
    sharks and Piranjas are fed wednesday&saturday at 03.oop.m.,
    reptiles are fed at sunday 10.00a.m.
    snakes could be hugged wednesdays at 02.oop.m. - What a place !!
    Climbing the tower : Mon-Fri 02.00 p.m. till darkness comes, BUT latest till 10.00p.m.
    saturday, sunday and holidays they start already at 01.00p.m.
    The torture-museum is open daily 10.00a.m. till 06.00p.m.

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    Dr.Sigmund Freud Museum and medical practice

    by globetrott Updated Aug 9, 2012

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    In Berggasse 19 ( close to Univerity and Votivirche ) you may visit Sr.Sigmund Freud's medical practice. Dr.Freud left Vienna in 1938 and went to London,
    where he died.In 1971 the rooms of the former practice were turned into a museum and Anna Freud gave plenty of private belongings,pictures and furnitures to the museum as a donation.
    So you may see Freud's famous Sofa and other personal belongings, you may see a video of 20 minutes about the founder of the psychoanalysis.
    The Freud-Museum is on the 1st floor of a private building and you will have to ring the bell at the house-entrance to get the door open and once again you have to ring the bell, when you enter the medical practice.
    Sigmund-Freud-Museum A-1090 Wien - Berggasse19
    the museum is open daily 09.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
    (and July till september even till 06.00 p.m.)
    5 Euro entrance-fee and you will get a big booklet
    with infos in German,English,French,Italian and Spanish
    and Audioguides in German and English
    When standing on the Ringstraße in front of Votivkirche -
    take " Währingerstraße " on the right of Votivkirche
    Berggasse will be the 5th street to the right

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    Wappensaal in Hofmobiliendepot

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Wappensaal im Hofmobiliendepot is one of the highlights of this great museum. I saw some dancing-performances there in traditional costumes , that was really great. This hall is decorated with various coat of arms (Wappen is our expression for coat of arms), and it was built at the end of the 19th century by the architect k&k. Baurat Eugen Sehnal. You will get to this hall when taking the selfguided tour through Hofmobiliendepot in Mariahilferstrasse.

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    The Egyptian room in Hofmobiliendepot

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    The Egyptian room is another highlight of your selfguided tour through Hofmobiliendepot. You really need a lot of time inside of this interesting museum, 2-3 hours should be the minimum. The bed in my 3rd photo is quite modern, dating back to 1969. This museum is in a sidestreet of Mariahilferstrasse, the adress is Andreasgasse 7
    Hofmobiliendepot is open for visitors:
    daily except Mondays : 10.ooam - 06.00pm
    entrancefee is 6,90 euros

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    Feuerwehrmuseum / The museum of firefighting

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    The Feuerwehrmuseum der Zentralwache is the museum of the firebrigades of Vienna and the museum was founded already in 1901. You will see there a lot of interesting machineries of the history of firefighting. I was lucky to see one of the steam-powered waterpumps during the "long nights of the museums" where it was still fully functional and made the central attraction of a demonstration of some old machineries out in the open air, while normally they will only stand inside the museum .
    At the moment (end of 2009) the museum
    is closed for restauration.
    When it is open again , the entrance is free of charge
    For infos and tours call :(+43 1) 531 99-51444
    Am Hof 7 is the adress :
    see it on this link !

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    Vienna Museum

    by Maria81 Written Jun 19, 2011

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    Vienna Museum, in Karlsplatz, is one of the less visited museum of the city, but if you have a couple of hours to spare it has interesting displays on the history and development of the city through drawings, illustrations, maps and paintings, some of them by renowned artists such as Klimt and Schiele.

    Where?

    Karlsplatz 5

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    Salvador Dalí Exhibition

    by brazwhazz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Huge photo and cool sculpture at the entrance

    Salvador Dalí is not a man you would associate with Vienna, more known for its classic style. However, in the middle of Vienna's famed First District, hidden at Josefsplatz 5 is an exhibition of Dalí sculptures and lithographs. Being a huge Dalí fan, I could not turn this opportunity down!

    I came out of this visit with mixed feelings: while the sculptures were fantastic and are a must-see for any Dalí-maniac, I found the exhibition to be on the short side. However, considering I had paid only 3.60 euros to get in (thanks to my Vienna Card, which entitled me to a 45% discount on the entry price), I guess I got my money's worth.

    Please note that the exhibition is said to be closed due to renovations until April 10, 2005.

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    The Academy of Fine Arts

    by Paul2001 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Academy of Fine Arts

    Okay this is not a great museum but it is still worth a visit if you are in Vienna for more than a couple of days and if you have the time. The museum has a collection of Old Masters that is fine but not great. However the star attraction of this gallery is the "Last Judgement" by Hieronymus Bosch, one of his great masterpieces. It is the only triptyth of his outside of Spain and its magnificance justifies a visit to this otherwise indifferent museum.
    The gallery is actually part of an art school of the same name. It probably has become more famous for being the art academy that rejected aspiring artist Adolf Hitler not once but twice Think of how history would of changed had he been admitted.

    The Museum hours are: Tues–Sun 10am–4pm;
    It cost 5 Euros to enter.

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    Torture museum (Folter museum)

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 21, 2008

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    The torture museum is a little museum with material from Amnesty International (and its Austrian office I guess) that tells the story of torture from medieval times to our day, including a "chapter" of children soldiers.

    All the material provided by the museum is in German, but they have statues showing some of the different ways that people has tortured other people, like stretching, and burning people alive. There's also some creepy music that adds the right mood to this museum. No photography is allowed inside the museum, and if you can't read German (and even if you can), visit the museum if you have half an hour to spare.

    Address: Fritz-Grünbaum-plats 1.
    Access: U3: Neubaugasse, U4: Kettenbrückengasse. In the same block as the aquarium and Esterházy park.
    Practical info: as of Aug 2008, the entrance fee is 6€ (adults).

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    Esperanto Museum

    by christine.j Updated Jun 22, 2008

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    My mother take Esperanto courses and I got interested in this language. I had heard that Vienna is one of the centres of Esperanto and had hoped I could buy some books in the bookstores. But no, I didn't see anything than what the stores in Mannheim wouldn't have.

    Then,quite by chance I saw a sign of the Museum for Esperanto.
    The museum is only open a few hours a week, it is very small, but I found it fascinating. It tells about the history of Esperanto, shows a few posters and there are some TV screens where apparently you get told some more. Apart from me there was only one other visitor and when he tried to get the videos running they didn't work.
    However, there is also a large screen and I was able to watch a comic in Esperanto. Absolute beginner level, so I managed to understand most of it.

    No bookstore, but a very friendly staff member gave me some internet links for books in Esperanto.

    The museum is part of the national librabry of Austria. Entrance fee was two Euro. It is slightly opposite the Café Central in Herrengasse.

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    Imperial burrial vault

    by Nikolay_Ivanov Written Feb 2, 2008

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    Imperial burrial vault- or Kaisergruft. Alot of sarcophagi there! In fact I wanted to visit this place but I felt some fear inside...Only the sarcophagus of Franz Ferdinand is not there (about Rudolph I don't remember). The entrance fee is 4 euro for adults. Everyone can take pictures inside.
    Directions: from Albertina you have to walk to north (The Opera is to south of Albertina). The street is called "Neumarkt". There is a monastery. The burrial vault is inside.

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