The Wien Museum at Karlsplatz is a great little museum that offers a glimpse of Vienna’s history. There are changing exhibits but the permanent displays include an impressive collection of knights and war exhibits from the Turkish occupation. Of course, there are lots of paintings to enjoy and kids (and adults!) generally like examining the two miniature displays of Vienna.
Bet you didn’t know:
- that there is free admission the first Sunday of every month (yes, it’s true – just walk on in!)
- that there is a kids’ play area right next to the museum’s cafe on the ground floor. Although certainly geared towards the younger kids, this is a great rainy/cold day activity especially since access to the cafe and play area is free – any time and day (it might be closed during special events though). And, on the weekends from 11am on, staff people bring out additional toys for the kids!
For more information:
- Wien Museum website (English)