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It's no more than an ok museum, quite expensive for its size. The lady at the front desk was not very helpful and the only way to follow the exhibition in English was through a separate booklet of which there is only one copy that...More
I loved this museum. Local crafts, artefacts furniture, peasant and noble life depicted. Unfortunately the translations fir the exhibits consist of laminated cards with slightly tortured basic info. and in many rooms, whole pages were missing. The numbering system also needs a bit of work...More
I loved it. It's sad we are in a global world with similar products. I loved the old snow shoes, the old hand made objects. Woven baskets. It certainly is more environmentally friendly. The hand painted wardrobes and chests from the 18 th century are...More
This is a permanent collection of Austrian (i.e. ex-Austro-Hungarian) everyday objects of which they have *very* large quantities and only put up part of it in thematic exhibitions, and on the second floor there are changing exhibitions with often quite modern topics, such as the...More
Some fine pieces but could do with better lighting and display techniques, especially to show off the painted furniture. The room sets at the far end on the left side of the entrance could have been more imaginatively brought to life with soft furnishings and...More
Date of experience: March 2016
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The eighth district is an older generation’s Vienna at its finest: and this is what makes it popular with locals of all ages. Josefstadt has theatre, small independent shops, romantic passageways, neighbourhood cafés with regular clientele, church squares, town palaces and shady communal gardens. Trendy hangouts have conquered distinctive places such as the Old General Hospital (Altes AKH) and the vaults of
overground U6. Theater in der Josefstadt on Josefstädter Strasse is the district’s cultural epicentre. Even if your German isn’t good enough to watch a play, you can marvel at the typical Biedermeier building and take a glimpse into the foyer. Lange Gasse houses an iconic local restaurant at its corner, as well as a legendary sweet shop and a bustling neighbourhood market every Saturday. For small palace atmosphere and a different view on Vienna’s history, make your way to Schönborn garden palace (Palais Schönborn), which houses the Museum of Folk and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum). Maria-Treu-Platz, with its summer outdoor cafés facing baroque church Maria Treu, and the historic passageway of Lerchenfelder Strasse 13 hide top spots for insiders.