Wien Museum Karlsplatz

1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8

P: +43 (0)1 505 87 47

Over the coming years, the Wien Museum on Karlsplatz will be renovated and expanded. The building, designed by Oswald Haerdtl and opened in 1959, will be upgraded into a cutting-edge city museum – with additional room for exhibits, generous spaces for educational activities, a first-class event center, and a new restaurant and café.

Starting on February 14 and for the duration of the construction project, our temporary exhibits are held at the Wien Museum MUSA (1st District, Felderstraße 6-8), right next to City Hall.



Vienna Humanities Festival
Hope and Despair

26–29 September 2019
A project of IVM, Time to Talk and Wien Museum

The fourth Vienna Humanities Festival is yet another urban salon with leading figures from the worlds of academia, art, and culture. In nearly 40 events, held over several days primarily on Karlsplatz, we negotiate the burning questions of our time.

This year’s festival theme is “Hope and Despair.” Focal points include the year 1989 and its consequences, scientific innovation and the future of society, religion and radicalization, as well as the relevance of humanism for the present political situation.

Free admission!*
* All events free (except tickets for films at the Stadtkino) and without prior registration (except at Volkstheater and Marx Halle)