The Sigmund Freud Museum at Berggasse 19 in Vienna’s Alsergrund district houses the former practice and apartment of the world-famous psychoanalyst. The small but lovely exhibition in the original premises primarily deals with the life of Freud, and includes glimpses into his work.
A special aura is attached to the museum, and it’s no wonder, as here, a genius also spent many years with his patients in these treatment rooms. And according to visitors, this aura can still be felt today. Like opinion on the person himself, opinion on the museum in Vienna is divided in an exciting way.
Listen to Sigmund Freud’s history
Visitors are led from room to room by an audio guide which tells their story. As a result, the 45 minutes to an hour and a half that you can spend in these relatively small premises passes quite quickly. Laid out with plenty of attention to detail, the museum presents the memory of an exceptional human being. Rumour has it that not only are the building and exhibition exciting to look at, but it is also interesting to observe their visitors.
The apartment is doing well: Special exhibit
Since January 31st, 2017, the new special exhibit, “The apartment is doing well” has taken place. This sheds some light on the Freuds’ family life in these living premises from Vienna’s Gründerzeit period.
Highlights and tips
- Original objects such as Freud’s walking stick, articles from an antique collection, and furnishings can all be viewed in the museum
- Recommended reading: “The Tobacconist” by Robert Seethaler
- Museum shop
Current events and opening hours
Extensive programme: At the museum, you can find the entire programme including permanent and special exhibits, as well as diverse events and lectures. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.
How to reach the Sigmund Freud Museum
Address: Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
Public transport: Underground line U2, station: Schottentor; U4, station: Rossauer Lände; tram line D, station: Schlickgasse; tram lines 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, station: Schwarzspanierstraße. Bus 40A, station: Berggasse.
Further details on the exhibition in the museum