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Wien Museum
Karlsplatz 8
1040 Vienna

Invoicing address:
Museen der Stadt Wien
1040 Vienna

Phone: + 43-1-505 87 47
Fax: +43-1-505 87 47-7201

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Responsible for its content:
Museen der Stadt Wien (Wien Museum)

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Tom Koch Bespoke Communications

Programming and CMS  


All texts, illustrations, graphics, video sequences, audio documents and other material posted at are protected under copyright law. The author is either the Wien Museum or the institution or individual referred to in the list of sources. Reproduction, mass duplication or publication of the information contained on the website is not permitted.

Permission for printing or dissemination may be granted in individual cases. 

Provision of the information /content offered online

The Wien Museum informs users of the online material at that the use of this material is at their own risk. To the extent feasible, all information has been carefully researched, compiled and checked. The Wien Museum will ensure that the content of the website is accurate to the best of its knowledge.

However, the Wien Museum cannot guarantee or assume liability for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of information provided. We reserve the right to modify or supplement the information posted on this website or parts thereof without prior notification. This also applies to the conditions of use, the most recent version of which shall be definitive. Liability for the content and services on this website is limited to wilful misconduct and gross negligence.

Permissible use of the website (copyright):

The content of this website is protected under copyright law. This also applies to the internet address at which the website can be accessed. Accordingly, any use of this internet address by third parties is prohibited unless it is used to create a link to our website or to refer to our website in some other manner.

All texts, illustrations, graphics, video sequences, audio documents and other material posted at are protected under copyright law. The author is either the Wien Museum or the institution or individual referred to in the list of sources.

Any use or duplication of the content and data provided for purposes other than personal information is only permissible with prior written consent. Exception: If you are a journalist, you may have unrestricted use of all information for your editorial activities, but we ask that you provide us with a sample copy or a link to the publication/article written using our information.

The right of academic citation, with accurate reference to the source, remains unaffected. Please cite us using the complete URL and indicating the date on which you accessed the site.

In visiting this website, you undertake not to make any improper use of the content and services provided, in particular not to evade security measures, as well as not to carry out any action that might result in damage to servers or networks. Moreover, you undertake not to integrate the content and services provided into other online offerings or to use them for commercial purposes.

Links and references:

Within the website there are links referring directly or indirectly to other websites or other online offerings. The Wien Museum expressly notes that it has no influence whatsoever on the design or content of websites and online offerings that can be accessed in this way. Responsibility for these websites and online offerings is held solely by the respective provider. The Wien Museum is not responsible for these websites and online offerings.

This website may be connected to another website or another online offering via a link without the knowledge of the Wien Museum. The Wien Museum assumes no responsibility for such linkage or for the content of this website as depicted on the websites or online offerings of third parties.

In general, the Wien Museum is pleased to see links or references to In individual cases the Wien Museum reserves the right to prohibit linking or the creation of other references to this website.

Privacy and data protection:

Insofar as personal or business data (e-mail address, name, postal addresses) may be entered on the website, the user discloses such data on an expressly voluntary basis. 

By indicating his/her postal address or e-mail address, the user consents to receive information and publicity material he/she has requested (newsletter, mailshots) from the Wien Museum via post and/or e-mail, unless or until such consent is expressly withdrawn. Furthermore, the user consents to the automatic collection and further processing of his/her personal data. 

The Wien Museum will only use such personal information to provide services or information requested by the user and/or to inform the user of new dates, events, programme items, online services and activities of the Wien Museum. 

The data supplied by the user will be handled in the strictest confidence in accordance with the provisions of the Austrian Data Protection Act, as amended, unless there is a need to disclose such information for legal or regulatory reasons to protect the rights or property of the Wien Museum or the interests of other users. 

Use of cookies

Like most websites, uses cookies to optimise online functionality for our users.  

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text-only string of information transmitted from our web server that is stored in the cookie folder of the web browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow our website to recognise your browser every time it is connected to our web server. The main purpose of a cookie is to allow our web server to identify website users in order to provide more personalized content that is relevant to your needs. 

Our website uses two types of cookies:

Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie folder of your browser until you leave our website. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of certain applications or website functions.

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies can be used to improve user-friendliness (e.g. by optimising navigation). These cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period of time, depending on your browser settings. Persistent cookies allow information to be collected on a web server every time you visit our website. Persistent cookies are also known as tracking cookies.

If you want to learn more about cookies, there are many publications available on the subject. See for instance:

Third-party cookies

Insofar as Google AdSense, a web advertising service of Google Inc., USA ("Google"), places advertisements (text displays, banners, etc.) on this website, your browser may store a cookie transmitted by Google Inc. or third parties.  The information stored in the cookie may be recorded, collected and evaluated by Google Inc. or third parties.  In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information. Through the use of these web beacons, simple actions such as user traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this website is transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA.  Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website with regard to AdSense advertisements. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  Google will not combine your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard drive and the display of web beacons by selecting "Block all cookies" in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer under "Tools / Internet options / Privacy / Advanced"; or in Firefox under "Tools / Settings / Privacy / Cookies"). 

Web beacons and pixel tags

Our website contains web beacons (also known as pixel tags). A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, which is placed on a website or in an e-mail and used to monitor the online behaviour of the user visiting the website or sending the e-mail. 

Tracking and analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help this website analyse how users use the site.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You can prevent the installation of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the functions on this website to their full extent.  By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Please be aware that if you deactivate cookies your use of our website will not be optimised and certain functions on the website will not be available to you. If you do not know how to change your browser settings or delete cookies, please refer to your browser instructions. 

Legal validity of this disclaimer: 

This disclaimer is to be considered a component of the online offering from which reference was made to this page. Insofar as parts or individual phrases of this text do not, no longer or do not fully comply with the applicable law and legal provisions, the content and validity of the remaining portions of the document shall remain unaffected. 

Vienna, December 2015