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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.