Vienna museums with free entry on the first Sunday

For art admirers, Vienna is a bit of heaven. The majority of Vienna’s numerous art museums and exhibition locations demand admission, although a handful allow free entry.


View at the one of the Vienna museums

List of Vienna museums with free admission every 1st Sunday of the month:

–  Wien Museum Karlsplatz

The construction of Vienna’s Stadtbahn, or city railway system, around 1900 was a milestone in Vienna’s development towards becoming a modern metropolis.

Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlsplatz

During the construction of Vienna’s subway system, Emperor Franz Joseph was given his exclusive station near Schönbrunn Palace (Hietzing).

– Otto Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing

– Hermesvilla

Empress Elisabeth hated spending time in Vienna. To make the city more attractive, Emperor Franz Joseph built her a secluded “Palace of Dreams” in the Lainzer Tiergarten, presenting it as a gift to his wife in 1886. The building owes its name to a statue, “Hermes as Guardian,” in its garden.

– Uhrenmuseum (Clock Museum)


– Pratermuseum 

– Arsenal (Museum of Military History)


Apartments of famous musicians and composers:

On the first Sunday of the month, you can see the apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, and Joseph Haydn for free. 
Johann Strauss created the world-famous waltz “The Blue Danube,” Austria’s “unofficial national song,” in this flat in 1867!

– Johann Strauss Wohnung
There is no place in Vienna where you can get closer to Ludwig van Beethoven than the Beethoven Museum.

– Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt

Ludwig van Beethoven moved dozens of times during his 35 years in Vienna. The building at Mölker Bastei 8 was his most enduring place of residence.

Beethoven Pasqualatihaus

The great composer Franz Schubert spent his entire life in his native city of Vienna.

Schubert Geburtshaus

During his lifetime, Joseph Haydn was the world’s most famous composer. He developed this reputation through decades of service for the aristocratic Esterházy family.


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