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Weltmuseum Wien

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Difficult to say.

I find it difficult to say exactly how I feel about this museum. my better half termed it "weird... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
jozefo2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Do visit!

We went to this museum on a hot day (it was hot in the museum too btw). The museum started out... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
nessiebs
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Weltmuseum Wien is one of the world’s leading ethnographical museums, situated in the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. In 14 distinct exhibition galleries, the focus is on unique cultural treasures from all over the world. The aim is to...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an eclectic collection of ethnographic "souvenirs" collected throughout the world by such travellers as Captain Cook and various Hapsburg Princes (not Princesses). However much emphasis is placed on the fact that many were stolen or beguiled away, and effort has been done to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Visit this museum. It is gorgeous, fresh, inviting, and surprisingly quiet. The Weltmuseum Wien does a superb job of displaying its ethnographic collection--the exploits of colonialism--without the heaviness of either too much self awareness, or not enough =) It's important that museums today ask more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wavesofseeing
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I find it difficult to say exactly how I feel about this museum. my better half termed it "weird". I found certain parts interesting, others less so. In essence this is an ethnology museum exploring various non-European cultures. And some of the the exhibits on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jozefo2013
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to this museum on a hot day (it was hot in the museum too btw). The museum started out pretty good as the guy working at the ticket desk was a really nice and funny guy. The museum was interesting and quite interactive,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a good museum to visit particularly if if you have interest in history and culture. It has a level dedicated to arms and armour from medieval times. My children enjoyed spending time at this museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

I like museums that know how to limit themselves to the most important items and stories. That way you donot drown in information. This museum knows how to do that but it is still very big. I liked the focus on trips done to many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Niels T
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is a huge and immense museum that would take at least three days to see. I think it is neglected and it should see more people. Venus of Willendorf attracts some art fans, but the general collection there is immense and very well organized....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The museum offers fascinating exhibits and collections which is a great efforts by the Weltmuseum team and its sponsors. To make it better, the Weltmuseum team should consider to provide English description for the exhibits on the top floor, the armory section.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a museum full of fascinating artefacts! There is so much to see and explore, it can be a bit overwhelming. Every display is full of colour and character, it's like they have gathered the best objects from loads of museums and placed them...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We were there just because we wanted to see Moctezuma's headdress, and we were greatly surprised. On a Friday afternoon there was very few people, the museum could be visited in great peace. First we went to the top floor, where you can enjoy an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The
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