Freud Museum Vienna & Freud House Vienna

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World-famous psychologist Sigmund Freud is one of Vienna’s most important figures. The Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna accommodates some 75,000 visitors each year.

And 75 years after his death, this man is still greatly honored in the Austrian capital while his ideas and theories are still being used in schools today.

People can get to know more about this famous intellectual and famous patients among them he nicknamed “rat man” and “wolfman.”

Well-known terms associated with him such as ego and Freudian slip are still used by many people worldwide as part of their daily language. 

Sigmund Freud Life

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For its part, the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (WPV) founded by Sigmund Freud in 1908 has started to put online the late psychoanalyst’s entire writings including some 11,000 letters. 

Freud moved to Vienna at the age of four from what is now the Czech Republic. And became a doctor of psychology in the city. He left Vienna in 1938 during the reign of Hitler and settled in London until his final days. 

Vienna Exhibit Honors Sigmund Freud

The 2014 year marked the 75th death anniversary of Sigmund Freud, the famous neurologist from Austria who also became the founding father of psychoanalysis. 

A special exhibition has been organized to showcase Freud’s journeys around the world. Entitled “Freud’s Travels. Cultural Experiences – Psychoanalytical Thinking”.

Unknown to many, the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna is actually situated in the same place (Bergasse 19) where Freud lived between 1891 and 1938. It was in 1938 during National Socialism when he fled the city.  

T-shirts at Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna

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Visitors have also claimed that although they may not have a full understanding of Freud’s works, they feel connected with them. Many also buy the Freud t-shirts sold at the museum Sigmund Freud Vienna even though they’re not from Austria.

A popular shirt design that Sigmund Freud museum Vienna visitors buy is the cartoon style with the famous line “What’s on a man’s mind” and an image of a naked woman incorporated into Freud’s face. 

Sigmund Freud House Vienna – Casa di Freud Vienna

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For this exhibit, visitors were able to see Freud’s private rooms as well as his documents, souvenirs, and photographs. All the items being showcased were collected by the neurologist’s friends during his travels. 

Primarily, the exhibit features how Freud’s family relocated from Pribor to Vienna when he was only at the young age of three. His travels to Italy and Greece and his lecture tour to the U.S. are also included plus his flight from Austria after Hitler took over the country in 1938. 

Freud died due to cancer of the jaw in 1939 in London while in exile. He was born to Jewish Galician parents.     

Freud Museum Vienna Opening Hours & Tickets

From 4 March 2019 to May 2020, you can visit museums at Berggasse 13 & Liechtensteinstraße 19! Everything else is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus situation.

Days & TicketsTime & Price
Daily open10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission€ 9,00
Reduced (Students 18-27 years)         € 6,00
Pupils (12-18 years)€ 3,00

Sigmund Freud Park

Vienna Park

When in Vienna, you won’t get enough of parks. This one is Sigmund Freud Park. Sigmund Freud was educated at the University of Vienna and was considered one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

Unknown to some of you, half of the city’s inner area is made up of:

  • parks
  • gardens
  • recreational spaces

All of them are open to the public until early evening without having to pay any entrance fee.

These parks provide a place for relaxation for people who lead a busy lifestyle. And you’re free to take some small snacks while enjoying your time with a loved one or friends.

A unique park worth checking out is the Sigmund Freud Park. Situated between Vienna’s main University and the Votiv Church off the Ringroad, the place is well known for its sunbathing lawn. A word of caution, though. No one’s allowed to show a lot of flesh so be sure to dress right.

During summer, the park provides 100 sun loungers free to use by visitors wanting to get some tan. A great perk here is that people can avail of mountain spring water absolutely free of charge at the Relax and Refresh Bar all throughout the day.

The Sigmund Freud Park also features a collection of marble table and chairs plus a red map of Austria. The chairs are there for a reason as each one represents a country important for Austria’s history.

These are:

  • Cyprus
  • the Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

The Museum for Viktor Frankl

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Vienna Hosts First Museum Dedicated to Austrian Psychotherapist. Vienna already has numerous museums in place. But it has always room for more such as the world’s first museum in honor of a famous Austrian psychotherapist. 

The museum for Viktor Frankl was opened in 2015 in the Austrian capital. The center is situated on Marianneengasse in the 9th District, the very place where the renowned psychotherapist lived for 52 years. Each year, it accommodates some 10,000 visitors through its exhibitions, film showings, lectures and workshops. 

Born in 1905, Viktor Frankl was a neurologist and psychiatrist who formulated an alternative theory of psychotherapy. His theory on logotherapy rivaled that of another famous psychologist Sigmund Freud and Adler. Logotherapy focused on the search for life’s meaning as the most powerful human desire. 

Frankl was kidnapped in Vienna during the time of the Nazis. Also, he was taken to a concentration camp and eventually to Auschwitz. He lost his wife, parents and brother who were killed in the concentration camps during the war. His great loss, however, did not stop him from pursuing his theory that led him to publish several books including the seminal “Man’s Search for Meaning.” 

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