The majority of the museums and galleries introduced below offer research facilities and archives. This compendium represents a small selection of the wealth of Austrian cultural resources that are available. The list is expanded continuously.


Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
The Austrian National Library is the country's leading research library and features a main hall, exhibitions and an MS collection.

Heldenplatz, Neue Burg
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/534 10
Fax: +43/1/534 10 280

Österreichisches Staatsarchiv
State Archives. Display of documents relating to the history of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria.

Nottendorfergasse 2
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/795 40

Österreichisches Theatermuseum
Expanded holdings cover the history and background of Austrian theater. Memorial rooms for Hermann Bahr, Josef Kainz, Caspar Neher, Max Reinhardt, Hugo Thimig, Fritz Wotruba, etc. Archives and special exhibitions.

Lobkowitzplatz 2
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/512 88 00
Fax: +43/1/512 88 00 45

Österreichisches Filmmuseum
The Austrian Film Museum also has an annex in Schloß Laxenburg outside of Vienna with an extensive archive on Austrian film history.

Augustinerstraße 1
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/533 70 56

Altes Schloß
Forsthaus Laxenburg
A-2361 Laxenburg
Tel: +43/2236/714 49

Graphische Sammlung Albertina
The world's largest collection of drawings, engravings and prints. Works by Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Fragonard, etc. Access to archives by appointment only. Special exhibitions.

Augustinerstraße 1
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/534 83
Fax: +43/1/533 76 97

Founded by Vienna's leading fin-de-siècle artists. Hosts regular special exhibitions. Permanent holdings include Gustav Klimt's Beethovenfries.

Friedrichstraße 12
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/587 53 07

Former residence and office of the founder of psychoanalysis. Museum, library, archives.

Berggasse 19
A-1090 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/319 15 96

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
MSS by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Bruckner, etc.

Bösendorferstraße 12
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/505 86 81
Fax: +43/1/505 94 09

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Austrian military history from the Thirty Years' War through World War I. World's largest collection of gun barrels.

Objekt 1
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/795 61

Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien
Extensive collection of objects and paintings illustrating all aspects of Vienna's history.

A-1040 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/505 87 47

Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek
A comprehensive library on the City's history. Over half a million books, periodicals and manuscripts. More than 60,000 musical publications and scores covering classical and romantic Viennese music as well as popular music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A-1082 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/4000 84 915
Fax: +43/1/4000 72 19

Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien
Reopened in a new location in 1993. The Jewish Museum houses the Max Berger Judaica Collection, the Martin Schlaff Anti-Semitica Collection and the library of the Jewish Community of Vienna.

Dorotheergasse 11
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/513 79 07
Fax: +43/1/533 04 24

Museum of Medical History. Holdings include wax anatomical models from the 18th century.

Währingerstraße 25/1
A-1090 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/403 21 54
Fax: +43/1/408 38 94

Kunsthistorisches Museum
The holdings of Vienna's world-renowned Museum of Art History encompass important paintings by Austrian and Dutch painters, Egyptology, Orientology, classical antiquities and a numismatic collection.

Maria-Theresien-Platz 5
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/512 77
Fax: +43/1/93 27 70

MAK-Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst
The Austrian Museum for Applied Art is active around the world in a variety of disciplines, from enamelling, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, lace, furniture, porcelain and glass to contemporary design and architecture. Visit MAK Design Info Pool, the Museum's online database for international design.

Stubenring 5
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/711 36
Fax: +43/1/713 10 26

Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum
The official museum for the history and culture of Lower Austria.

Herrengasse 9
A-1010 Vienna
Tel: +43/1/531 10 3505
Fax: +43/1/531 10 3279

Österreichische Phonothek
Austria's most comprehensive archive audio-visual media.

Tel./Fax +43-1-5973669-0

Kunsthaus Wien
Visit the homepage of one of Vienna's more recent architectural landmarks. This museum was build by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and has become one of the most popular cultural attractions of Vienna.

Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: 0043-1-712 04 95
Fax: 0043-1-712 04 96


Kunsthalle Krems
This museum for contemporary art recently relocated to a former tobacco factory. Conceived as a venue for dialog between tradition and the avant-garde.

Minoritenplatz 4
A-3500 Stein, Austria
Tel: +43/2732/822 69-0
Fax: +43/2732/822 69-16

Historisches Museum der Stadt Krems
Paintings, sculpture, town antiquities, coins, applied art, folklore, prehistory and early history. Historical review of viticulture and wine production in Lower Austria.

Theaterplatz 8-9
A-3500 Krems, Austria
Tel: +43/2732/849 27

Birthplace of the famous Austrian Expressionist. Documentation on the life and works of the painter, prints and drawings.

Regensburger Straße 29
A-3380 Pöchlarn
Tel: +43/2757/7656


Burgenländisches Landesmuseum
Archaeology, history, art, natural history, folklore, Roman mosaics, music collection, etc.

Museumgasse 5
A-7000 Eisenstadt
Tel: +43/2682/626 520

Memorabilia on the composers Haydn and Liszt.

Joseph-Haydn-Gasse 21
A-7000 Eisenstadt
Tel: +43/2682/650 400


Schloßmuseum des oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums
Stronghold from 1600 on the site of fortifications dating back to Roman times. Primeval and early history exhibits. Roman art, weapons, musical instruments, folk art.

Tummelplatz 10
A-4020 Linz
Tel: +43/732/77 44 19

Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang Gurlitz Museum
Nineteenth and twentieth century painting (including Corinth, Klimt, Kokoschka, Kubin, Liebermann and Schiele). Exhibitions of Austrian and international modern art.

Blütenstraße 15
A-4020 Linz
Tel: +43/732/23 93 36 00

Nordico-Museum der Stadt Linz
Archaeological collection (pre- and early history, Roman period). Linz from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods to the present. Alternating exhibitions.

Bethlehemstraße 7
A-4020 Linz
Tel: +43/732/23 93 19 01


Museum Carolino Augusteum
History, fine arts and applied arts of the City and State of Salzburg.

Museumsplatz 6
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43/662/84 31 450

House in which Mozart was born, with memento mori on the composer, autographs, musical instruments, portraits.

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43/662/84 43 130

Tel: +43/662/84 06 290
Fax: +43/662/84 06 93


Landesmuseum Joanneum
Arts and crafts.

Neutorgasse 45
A-8010 Graz
Tel: +43/316/80 17
Fax: +43/316/80 17 48 0

Unique collection of medieval weapons, 30,000 in all.

Herrengasse 16
A-8010 Graz
Tel: +43/316/80 17 48 10
Fax: +43/316/81 59 67

Wintersport und Heimatmuseum
A record of the development of winter sports through the ages. Memorabilia on Brahms, Kaplan and Rossegger.

Wiener Straße 79
A-8680 Mürzzuschlag
Tel: +43/3852/3504


Landesmuseum für Kärnten
Prehistory and early history of Carinthia. Roman antiquities found at Virunum, Teurnia and on Magdalensberg. Paintings, sculpture (stucco reliefs by Mantegna on Paola Gonzaga's linen chests), Gothic panel paintings (Thomas von Villach, etc.), science and folklore. Lapidarium in park outside the museum.

Museumsgasse 2
A-9010 Klagenfurt
Tel: +43/463/536 0

Kärntner Landesgalerie

Collection of primarily Carinthian artists from the Biedermeier period to the present. Special exhibitions.

Burggasse 8
A-9010 Klagenfurt
Tel: +43/463/536 0


Landeskundliches Museum - Ferdinandeum
Mineralogy, mining, hunting, cartography, technology, collection of musical manuscripts, information on the 1809 Tyrolean War of Liberation.

A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43/512/594 89
Fax: +43/512/594 89 88

Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum

Traditional costumes, Christmas cribs, Tyrolean living rooms since Gothic days, furniture, religious folk art, applied art, rustic utensils, masks.

Universitätsstraße 2
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43/512/58 43 02
Fax: +43/512/58 26 82


Vorarlberger Landesmuseum
Cultural history from earliest times to the present. Prehistory: the Romans in Vorarlberg, Brigantium, ethnology, customs, costumes, crafts, weapons, medieval and modern art.

Kornmarkt 1
A-6700 Bregenz
Tel: +43/5574/460 50

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems
Documents the history of the Hohenems Jewish Community, which thrived here from 1617 until 1938. Extensive library of some 2,000 volumes.

Schweizer Straße 5
A-6845 Hohenems
Tel: +43/5576/3989

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