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Torture museum

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Visit a historic WW2 bunker, face executioners or commiserate with your pilloried forefathers and watch the tortures in the dungeons. Middle Europe's biggest torture museum with more than 50 true-to-original exhibits combines information with scary...more
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Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Location: West of the City Price: 6E per adult or 4.5E with the Vienna Card. This is a small museum which focuses on different torture devices used over the years, most of the displays are in German but you are given an English guide to...More

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

So we ended up here somewhat by accident. We had a miscommunication within our small group and came to this museum. But...I thought it was really interesting! Lots of painful devices to look at for a small museum.

Thank Diane123Diane
Reviewed June 28, 2018

They show some old torture-tools; sometimes there are puppets attached to the tools, so you get a better idea, how those tools worked. It's a bit creepy, but not spooky and we've seen better torture-museums. So it's nice to see; but we could not recommend...More

Thank bobx77
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

As we had a Vienna card we went in at a discounted rate of €4.50. Informative staff and really interesting walkthrough. The descriptions on the wall are in German but an English guide is available at reception. I'd recommend if you fancy something different or...More

Thank Abbyxo
Reviewed June 12, 2018

For all the people saying bs about this place I have to politely disagree because I found it very fun. I'm bilingual so I could read the signs for each exhibit and learned a lot and my friend had the english translation. It is not...More

Thank Running R
Reviewed November 11, 2017

I liked this museum a lot! It shows the history of torture in Austria (and other countries) with impressive exhibits! The place is gloomy and during the visit I felt as if I was a part of it.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend if you like to read. If you're more of a looker than a reader, don't bother it's too small. BUT if you DO like to read, there's a lot to take in, especially about Guantanamo Bay.

2  Thank emmastern28
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Took us a while to,find this small,museum but so interesting and sad that we are still abusing humans. The information was good and easy to,read and get around. Well done

2  Thank ragnaskabo
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Very small museum you can finish in less than an hour. I have been to different torture museums and this was the least interesting one ever. Not worth the money. Vienna has so many museums, skip this one.

Thank AliceMaudrey
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This will not be everyone's idea of fun but if you bother to read the information it becomes quite interesting. If you just walk through you will not get much of an experience

Thank Pete C
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