In the ORF “Long Night of the Museums” on October 07th 2023, Austria will focus on art, culture and history. Around 660 museums nationwide, galleries and various cultural institutions are taking part in the community action, about 200 locations in Vienna alone.
Long Night of the Museums
Those who are interested in culture have already marked the first Saturday of October. The museums open their doors for visitors interested in art that night from 06:00pm to 01:00am. Even for small culturally interested visitors there are matching offers as the ZOOM Children’s Museum and numerous locations that offer special children’s focal points.
At Vienna’s Maria-Theresien-Platz at the “Museum Meeting Point”, visitors can obtain further information, booklets and tickets for the “Long Night of Museums” at the following times:
- Thursday October 5th: 02:00pm to 06:00pm
- Friday October 6th: 10:00am to 06:00pm
- Saturday October 07th: from 09:00am
Tickets for this big event can be purchased at the “Meeting Point Museum”. These tickets are not only an admission ticket for all participating museums on the day of the event between 06:00pm and 01:00am, but also a ticket for public transport and the shuttle bus between the museums.
Purchase price: regular: EUR 15, – reduced: EUR 12, –
Museums in the Neighborhood
This residential palace at the southern tip of the Hofburg houses one of the worlds largest and most valuable collections of graphic art. Works such as Albrecht Dürer´s “Feldhase” (hare), or Klimt´s studies of women, as well as a comprehensive collection of modern paintings make the Albertina one of the country´s most visited museums. But apart from the unique works of art the palace itself is also amazing. The magnificent rooms, some still fitted out with the original furnishings, give a wonderful insight into the life of the royal offspring.
- 01. district, Albertinaplatz 1
- Website: Albertina
Art History Museum Vienna
The Art History Museum houses one of the most important art collections in the world – based on the extensive collection of works of art from the House of Habsburg – and is one of the most visited attractions in Austria. There are thousands of exhibits here that take visitors to ancient times, to Egypt, to the Greeks, to the Baroque and Classicism.
- Maria-Theresien-Platz 1010 Wien
- Website: Art History Museum Vienna
Leopold Museum at Museumsquarter
The Leopold Collection houses the most substantial collection of Egon Schiele worldwide and the unique exhibition “Vienna 1900” – an Art Nouveau exhibition with major works by Gustav Klimt as well as paintings, decorative art works and furniture from the Secessionists.
- MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
- Website: Leopold Museum
“Long night of the Museums” App
With the app, you can plan your “Long Night” and learn more about the participating museums. Available to download for:
- When: Saturday, October 07th 2023
- Where: various Museums in Vienna
- Information: Long Night of the Museums
The Hotel Zipser is located near numerous museums and is therefore an ideal starting point for an extensive museum tour! Your room can be booked directly at our website.
Post Image: © ORF – Guenther Pichlkostner