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“Not really a museum, definitely not worth the price”

Sigmund Freud Museum
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$137.46*
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Ranked #175 of 775 things to do in Vienna
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Freud's former home contains numerous documents and photographs from throughout the famous psychologist's life.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very disappointing for the full rate of 8 Euros. Yes, it is kind of cool that it is Freud's actual apartment in Vienna, in an apartment/office building ... but that's about it. Except for the entry and the waiting room, there is nothing much here except rooms of stuff to read, and pictures printed in the 70's.

There is an audio guide, it is done well enough for what is here. There is a binder you can take around that gives more information about things.

What this "museum" really is, is a partial archive of papers, letters, and pictures relating to Freud, but there is no editing beyond "this was available, but all the good stuff is at the Freud museum in London because he was forced to leave" and no coherent story to tell.

If you're interested in Freud, you would be much better served to buy a good biography than to waste your money and time here.

All that said, my primary complaint is that most Vienna guidebooks recommend going here.

2  Thank chriskebob
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I thought the Sigmund Freud house was quite interesting. One could get a sense of what Freud's consultation space was like, which I found pretty fascinating. One could also get a sense of the breadth of his intellectual interests.

Thank 3girlsBethesda
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This tiny museum is super interesting... though you need to think this stuff is cool to begin with to enjoy it. There is more information here than there are things that belonged to Freud. There are not rooms as you would have found them when he was there, but rather photos of what the room looked like. For example, they don't have his famous chaise lounge (the couch), which is in the Freud museum in London, apparently. But there is a lot of biographical information about him and his family, interesting home movies, photos, hand-edited manuscripts (both in German and English), some furniture, and various items he had in his office. The other visitors at the museum -including us- were all quite psyched(!) and fascinated –indeed, almost reverent- to be in a place where this man inspired much of what the world now takes for granted as "basic" understanding of human behavior, whew. (even if many of his ideas now are disproven, etc.). The museum is located where he had his office, so you go into the room where his office was, his waiting room (where he would also meet with other intellectuals of his day) and the small reception room (where you hang your hat, etc.). So, if you're a fan of or studied his work, I'd make the stop. It's just several blocks off the "ring" (the 'ring" being the circle in the city where many of the attractions are found). Finally: Note that you have to climb a couple flights of stairs (nothing extreme) to get to the museum.

Thank fourdoor
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I'm neither a psychology buff nor particularly enamored of Freud, but the price was right and the location easy to get to. The museum itself is tiny, occupying the former home/office of the famous man and his family. (I guess home offices are nothing new.) I learned a great deal about Freud the man, including his nearly disastrous self-experimentation with cocaine, and about his daughter Anna. The audioguide was a highlight of the experience for me, as it made the exhibits much richer.

It's not a must-see, but it's worthwhile.

Thank MaxBuck1
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

It is a small museum, but if you are a psychology buff, it is well worth it. They have translator boxes for the rooms. It has great bookstore with many of his works. It is a little off the beaten path, but still only 20 minute walk from my hotel near Stephanplatz.

Thank audancemom
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