Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna)

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The Weltmuseum or Welt Museum is a museum of ethnology in the center of Vienna. An ethnological museum is a museum about other, usually non-European, cultures. On display at the large Vienna Weltmuseum are exhibits from every continent on earth.

Buy tickets online: Not only because of Corona, more and more museum visitors buy tickets in advance on the Internet. Tickets for the Vienna World Museum are available on this website.

The former Museum für Völkerkunde Wien (Museum of ethnology Vienna) was renamed Weltmuseum in 2013. The term ethnology is generally outdated. It is associated with the view of other peoples and cultures from our European perspective. In the new Weltmuseum, all cultures of the world are to be presented on an equal footing. For example, also in Munich, the Museum of Ethnology was renamed “Museum 5 Continents Munich“.

Opening hours Vienna World Museum 2022

The museum has one day of rest, Wednesday. On other days, the Vienna World Museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm. On Tuesday is a long museum evening until 9 pm.

Tickets, entrance fees 2022 Weltmuseum Vienna

Adults pay about 16 euros admission to the Weltmuseum. Children up to and including 18 are free, as in many museums in Vienna. Tickets and other current prices are available  on this website.

Despite the high prices, the world museum is worth a visit from our point of view. A great, large and interesting exhibition.

The Weltmuseum Wien is one of the very big ethnological museums in Europe. The collection consists of about 250,000 objects plus almost 300,000 old photos and writings. Of course, not all of them are exhibited in the Weltmuseum, but the visitor gets to see a lot. The exhibition area is large, one can easily spend a whole day in the Ethnological Museum.

The museum in the Hofburg Vienna is divided by regions:

Africa (“Black Africa” south of the Sahara desert).
North Africa (Egypt…) , Middle East (Arabia…), Central Asia
China, Korea and Japan
Insular Southeast Asia (Indonesia…)
South Asia (India…), Southeast Asia (Thailand…) and Himalayas (Nepal…)
Australia and Pacific Islands
North America (Indians..) and Central America
South America

Buy tickets online: Not only because of Corona, more and more museum visitors buy tickets in advance on the Internet. Tickets and other current prices are available  on this website.

How to get to the World Museum Vienna: It is better to come by public transport. It is difficult to find a parking place in the area. The World Museum is in the Hofburg Vienna, the central building of the city. During the Habsburg monarchy, the Hofburg was the most important government building in the city center. Today the castle is the seat of the Federal President. That this does not need so many rooms, parts of the huge Hofburg today have another function So a part is the World Museum, also the famous Spanish Riding School Vienna is in the Hofburg. The two subway stations of the U3 Herrengasse and Volkstheater are about 200 meters from the Welt-Museum. Even much closer is the tram stop “Burgring”, for example lines 1 and 2.

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