Sigmund Freud Museum
Sigmund Freud Museum
4
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Newly renovated and enlarged, now open again since August 29: Sigmund Freud's former home and practice, now offering new permanent an temporary exhibitions and making accessible all rooms where the Freud family lived and worked for the first time. Learn all on Psychoanalysis, the Freud family's life and the world famous house Berggasse 19. New objects, artifacts and furniture on display!
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Sigmund Freud Museum and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Serviten Quarter
The Serviten Quarter is an inner city neighborhood with many private charms. Popular with French and American expats, Sigmund Freud’s neighborhood boasts his former practice and apartments, now turned into a museum. Stunning Liechtenstein Garden Palace houses the private art collection of Prince Adam of Liechtenstein. Romantic Strudlhofstiege close to the palace is a fantastic photo spot. With their small independent shops and eateries, the main streets of Liechtensteinstrasse, Porzellangasse and Servitengasse reveal much of this area’s character. Peek into baroque Serviten Church, with its richly decorated dome and walls. At the Old Jewish cemetery in Seegasse you can see one of the most precious cemeteries in Europe with tombstones almost 500 years old.
How to get there
  • Roßauer Lände • 7 min walk
  • Schottentor • 7 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • D R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth going!
    Museum exceeded my expectations. Very informative. Professionally displayed. Staff was helpful. Nice cafe downstairs. Small gift shop, but interesting items for sale. Gave a context to his life that I was not expecting. Interesting collection of materials.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 24, 2023
  • Emel S
    Windsor, United Kingdom8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where the psychology of self and talking therapies started
    Experiencing where Sigmund Freud lived and worked in Vienna and being able to compare with Sigmund Freud Museum in London and sadly disappointed how very little was kept in the house. Although some of his work is still preserved, the house itself felt "unlived". However, the stories on the walls were quite interesting, particularly the discreet exit from the treatment and the story of Frau Fichtl. Yet, it was a worth visit to the museum just for the experience. The cafe area was very cramped, especially on a rainy day where everyone sat indoors.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • MarianneSouthport
    Southport, United Kingdom359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent musuem
    Excellent musuem so much to see and learn about the great man, his family,his theories and his work. Both my husband, (who is an academic), and myself thought the musuem gave us a real understanding of Freud's life. The display cabinets are in German and English so easy for us to understand. Many of Freud's belongings were in the museum as well as letters, he wrote over 20,000 in his lifetime. There was also for us a very interesting exhibition of present day psychoanalysts speaking in English giving interesting insight into the study of the mind. For us it was one of the best musuems during our trip to Vienna and I can highly recommend it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Michelle P
    Sudbury, United Kingdom11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    It was ok, it was nice to be left to explore without having to follow a set route, and there were lots of information cards / stands around the rooms. However, the museum was crowded in many areas and we couldn't get to see much of it. Some rooms had barely anything in them. It would be nice if some of the rooms were recreated to look like they did in Freuds time rather than being whitewashed and hanging a photograph of what it would have looked like. There were home movies playing which were nice to watch, but if you've visited London Freud museum then it's the same films. The worst thing of all was the gift shop. We were very disappointed with the range. The t-shirts were tacky and either just said 'your mum' or had a silhouette on a person I assume was a young Freud but I would not recognise. I wanted a bust but the only one sold was tiny and way overpriced. We had hoped to buy more merchandise in other shops in Vienna (museum was our first stop) but I was told in one shop that nowhere else sells Freud souveniers and we certainly couldn't find any. It was worth going just for the experience of being in his home, but overall we were disappointed.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Stanio M
    Sofia, Bulgaria157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating experience!
    A fascinating experience! Went with only basic knowledge about the Father of Psychology and the place, the conservation of it and the movie his daughter made really, really moved me! I really recommend it, one more must-see while in Vienna.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Manisha
    Varanasi, India5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit!
    A must visit if you know who Sigmund Freud is. To be visiting the house of the great Mr. Freud is a great experience. The city of Vienna is definitely put in efforts to make the museum interesting. So many facts you get to know once you reach and start exploring!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • LR450
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliantly curated
    We were so impressed with the Freud Museum. Given that Freud took his important possessions with him to London when he fled the Nazis, the museum focuses on documents, letters and family films. It’s a wonderful archive of Freud’s life and work — the descriptions of his key concepts are impressively precise — in the context of the darkening historical forces of the period. I found it deeply moving.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Ferenc P
    Port Barrington, Illinois22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience and learning opportunity especially for fans of Sigmund Freud
    It was an interesting experience to be in the appartment and cabinet of the famous psychologist. Unfortunately the rooms have no furniture since the family took all of it to England when fleeing the Nazis. The museum makes the best of what it has and is a fantastic opportunity to learn.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Annie P
    Hollywood, Florida384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting experience
    As long as one doesn't expect to see a furnished home and practice, it is an interesting place to visit. The story of Freud and his life in Vienna is told throughout the many rooms of the house. Mostly through photos and some artifacts, and the text is clearly displayed as to what one is looking at. There are also codes to scan for more details. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • anonymous
    London, United Kingdom12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    Really interesting museum, would definitely recommend it if you have an interest in psychology or philosophy. The information was displayed in both German and English. The whole experience took around an hour and a half. The only downside was that lots of the items in there were replicas, but there was enough original items for it to still be enjoyable. Would recommend!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles166 reviews
Excellent
92
Very good
40
Average
17
Poor
8
Terrible
9

Ian
Nottingham, UK1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I’m sorry to say that this museum is honestly dreadful. In short the experience is basically a walk around a series of empty rooms with the odd cabinet with written information about Freud. Although some information was of interest the majority of this museum was poorly thought out with any real sign of the Father of modern psychology being absent.
I implore anybody thinking of going to this museum to save your money and read up on the great man on line.
I truly hope the museum improves in the future but I won’t be recommending to anyone.
Written August 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mark J
Victoria, Canada221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Definitely a must-visit for any Freud fan. It has detailed descriptions of his home and office, and a LOT about his family. I gather it’s his former apartment (though really it’s now just a bunch of empty rooms, with displays). No simulation of his office with a couch or anything, though they did have a waiting room simulation… just not an actual treatment room. That was strange, but ah well.

It’s definitely on the pricier side (twice as expensive as the war museum in Vienna) but pretty well done. Most (but not all) displays are bilingual German/English. It says on the site that it was recently renovated, but it seems VERY old. Not sure about those renos.

They could use better organization at the entrance for sure. We were outside, and saw one door going to the museum, and one to the ticket office. We already had our tickets, and the website says to those who buy tickets online: “You can skip the line at the ticket counter and proceed to the fastlane at the shop counter!” But we figured we would have to show our COVID-19 vaccination proof as we did with other museums, so we went in the ticket door. We saw that they weren’t checking for vaccination, so we turned to go to the museum. The ticket agent shouted at us to get in line. So we did. We showed her our tickets, and she scanned them, and we went in. Why does the website say that buying tickets online lets you “skip the ticket counter”?? Totally false. And it was odd that they don’t make sure people are vaccinated before they enter in. All the other attractions we’ve been to in Vienna did require that.

Anyway, apart from that confusion over ticketing, we really have no complaints. My wife really enjoyed the content. Verrry old building of course, so be ready for floors that are quite tough on the feet. Worth a visit if you have any interest in Freud! No need to buy a ticket in advance though.
Written April 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emel S
Windsor, UK8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Experiencing where Sigmund Freud lived and worked in Vienna and being able to compare with Sigmund Freud Museum in London and sadly disappointed how very little was kept in the house. Although some of his work is still preserved, the house itself felt "unlived". However, the stories on the walls were quite interesting, particularly the discreet exit from the treatment and the story of Frau Fichtl. Yet, it was a worth visit to the museum just for the experience. The cafe area was very cramped, especially on a rainy day where everyone sat indoors.
Written May 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Moritz73
Paris, France183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This museum has recently re-opened and, as I am very interested in the work of Sigmund Freud, I benefited from the opportunity of visiting it. I do not know what the museum was like, previously, but the re-opened one is excellent. It gives an overview not only of Freud's life but also his work, both in terms of development and influence. There are many original objects, videos and Freud's waiting room has been re-established. Highly recommended, but to note that the main part of the exposition is on the upper floor.
Written October 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michelle P
Sudbury, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It was ok, it was nice to be left to explore without having to follow a set route, and there were lots of information cards / stands around the rooms. However, the museum was crowded in many areas and we couldn't get to see much of it. Some rooms had barely anything in them. It would be nice if some of the rooms were recreated to look like they did in Freuds time rather than being whitewashed and hanging a photograph of what it would have looked like. There were home movies playing which were nice to watch, but if you've visited London Freud museum then it's the same films. The worst thing of all was the gift shop. We were very disappointed with the range. The t-shirts were tacky and either just said 'your mum' or had a silhouette on a person I assume was a young Freud but I would not recognise. I wanted a bust but the only one sold was tiny and way overpriced. We had hoped to buy more merchandise in other shops in Vienna (museum was our first stop) but I was told in one shop that nowhere else sells Freud souveniers and we certainly couldn't find any. It was worth going just for the experience of being in his home, but overall we were disappointed.
Written June 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MarianneSouthport
Southport, UK359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent musuem so much to see and learn about the great man, his family,his theories and his work. Both my husband, (who is an academic), and myself thought the musuem gave us a real understanding of Freud's life. The display cabinets are in German and English so easy for us to understand. Many of Freud's belongings were in the museum as well as letters, he wrote over 20,000 in his lifetime. There was also for us a very interesting exhibition of present day psychoanalysts speaking in English giving interesting insight into the study of the mind. For us it was one of the best musuems during our trip to Vienna and I can highly recommend it.
Written May 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

thefilipinotraveler
Stockholm, Sweden320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We went to visit the Freud Museum in May during our stay in Vienna and we thought it was very interesting, reading all his theories etc. This was the house where Freud lived and had his office so it was very interesting to see it in person. There were not so much things left as most were brought to the UK when they moved/exiled there. Still, the presentation was impressive.
Written June 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Denise Phillips
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing journey into the habitat of Freuds home dwelling, his office and the development of psychoanalysis from his early neurological practice
Great film and photographic footage.
Incorporating post psychoanalytic developments, object relations, British schools, self psychology and relational
Perspectives.
Wonderful bookstore with a vast collection of Adam Phillips’s writing
Denise Phillips phd
Written August 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jacobchambers96
Maldon, UK2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We arrived a little early than what we should have, maybe by about half an hour, as the tickets we purchased had a set time to them.

We entered into a gift shop in which there was a reception and a desk for 'ticket registration'. The signage wasn't very clear and nobody really beckoned us to any particular place.

We left the registration area as this wasn't manned by anyone. We then wondered if the tour was guided or not as there was nobody to welcome us in, yet the tickets did specify a time on them.

On a whim, we decided to just let ourselves into the exhibit as there was nobody around and we'd already paid to be there as we'd pre booked our ticket.

The museum itself was fine. It was just a display of Sigmund's belongings and a brief description of how that item related to him with a backstory. This was all very good, but for my fiancée who had already studied Sigmund as part of her education, there wasn't really much she didn't know already.

10 minutes into our viewing, a member of staff pointed out that we weren't allowed to be in the museum without a ticket. I of course obliged and showed him both mine and my fiancée's ticket. He then explained that we had to go back downstairs and receive a sticker from reception (note I mentioned that there was nobody there earlier) to then be back allowed upstairs into the exhibit, despite the fact that we had shown him we had valid tickets on us.

We went downstairs to see that the reception area was again empty. Thinking that what we'd already seen upstairs wasn't particularly exciting, we simply took our leave.

I feel like this museum would appeal and be interesting for those would like to learn about about Sigmund, however it doesn't really appeal to those who don't already know about him. See the issue here?

It was fine whilst we were there, but we weren't too bothered about being 'kicked out' either due to not having a sticker.
Written March 31, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Caramel90s
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I have always had an interest in psychology so this museum was exactly what I was looking for. It was a fantastic experience and you didn’t need to know anything about fried prior to going because his whole life is explained through the exhibition and it details all his process and works too.

The whole museum has English translations throughout every exhibit including the special exhibition currently on there.

It had lots of fascinating pieces of history and I thoroughly enjoyed walking around and reading the information.

They had lockers to keep belongings too so I didn’t have to carry my bag around which was a bonus!

It is easy to access by foot or public transport and the staff were friendly. The ticket was reasonably priced and there was plenty to see and do whilst visiting
Written April 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 103
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Sigmund Freud Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sigmund Freud Museum

According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Sigmund Freud Museum:


Restaurants near Sigmund Freud Museum: View all restaurants near Sigmund Freud Museum on Tripadvisor

All Vienna HotelsVienna Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Vienna
All things to do in Vienna
Day Trips in Vienna
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars