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Archives of the Austrian Resistance

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Address: Wipplingerstrasse 6-8, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 (0)1 22 89 469 3

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Fascinating and Important Archive

The DÖW (German acronym) tells a powerful story about fascist rule in Vienna in the 1930s and 1940s, atrocities committed during those years, resistance to the repression... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Sharon, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The DÖW (German acronym) tells a powerful story about fascist rule in Vienna in the 1930s and 1940s, atrocities committed during those years, resistance to the repression, prosecution of Nazis after the war, and efforts to combat right-wing extremism since then. It conveys all of this through a series of original documents, detailed wall panels, and historical artifacts displayed chronologically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a relatively small "museum" with free entry in a central part of Vienna. It is nowhere as extensive as the House of Terror in Budapest, but it is very well laid out showing the horrors and crimes committed by the Nazis before and during World War II. Whether you are knowledgeable or uninformed about this terrible period in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We eventually found the Archives after several attempts but were left a little disappointed with what we found. Having previously visited the Topography of Terror exhibition in Berlin, we were hoping for a similarly informative and sobering account of those horrific events. However, the information was very difficult to read in some places and it was therefore not easy to... More 

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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 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.