Day 7: museums in Vienna

Blog 7 von Oane

Vienna is famous for some impressive museums, like the Naturhistorisches Museum for the Venus of Willendorf, the Belvedere for Gustav Klimt’s paintings, the Albertina for Dürer’s rabbit, and others. As a museum and art lover, I try to visit at least one museum or gallery every month. With so many choices, it can quickly get overwhelming. And it can also be expensive.

Luckily, students living on a budget have options.

Some museums are free year-round, like the Circus and Clown Museum and the Bezirk Museums for each district. Near DeutschAkademie, the Kunsthalle Karlsplatz shows changing contemporary art exhibitions in a free space. The Wien Museum’s satellite spaces around the city and the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum are free on the first Sunday of every month.

As well, there are often free days throughout the year for those of us who have the Jahreskarte for Vienna’s transportation system. Finally, on Austria’s National Day (October 26), the Austrian National Library and its associated museums (the Papyrus Museum, the Esperanto Museum, the Globe Museum and others) are also free.

For a list of some of the free museums listed above, see

The Kunsthalle in the Museums Quartier has free admission on Thursday nights. It features changing exhibitions on contemporary art.





The National Library’s beautiful Baroque rooms are free every for one day in the fall, along with five other museums.