Virtual museum and sightseeing tours of Vienna update: with easing of restrictions, many of the museums featured here are open for public. We hope they will stay open and that you will be able to enjoy them both virtually and in person.
With all the insane situation with pandemic caused by COVID-19, people are getting increasingly stressed by staying at home in self isolation or straight up quarantine. Travel plans are being cancelled, and for a good reason – this virus is not something to be taken lightly. We urge our customers and fans to stay home safe and do not travel while current situation last and we try to publish as much travel information as possible.
This time we want to share with you a unique way to visit Vienna’s museums, galleries and popular sites and still stay home and be safe – by visiting virtual museum and sightseeing tours of Vienna!
Vienna has hundreds of museums, galleries and landmarks that are now very much out of reach and for all of you there to quench your wanderlust in these trying times, here is the list with links:
Walk through Albertina in this interactive 360 degree virtual space. This museum hosts one of the largest print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings. More info about Albertina on our website All About Vienna.
Browse through musical manuscripts and listen to some classical music. This center was stablished in 1998 in Vienna, is a repository of Arnold Schönberg’s archival legacy and a cultural center opened to the public. This is more of an online exhibition and less interactive or ‘virtual’.
Browse through famous Belvedere collections, including Gustav Klimt and his worldwide famous paining ‘The Kiss”. It is mostly Upper Belvedere presented here. For more info about Belvedere, check our Vienna website.
Virtually walk through Burgtheater and see impressive stairs and paintings. The theater was originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg. This is the national theater of Austria. It is the most important German-language theater and one of the most important theatres in the world.
Enjoy arms and armor collection from Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. This museum was also featured on our Vienna website.
An amazing 3D view from Danube tower, overseeing entire Vienna and surroundings. The tower, which first opened in April 1964, is situated near the Danube River’s north bank in the Donaustadt district and it gives a perfect view of Vienna and its surroundings.
Live webcams from House of the Sea aquarium. The Haus des Meeres (House of the Sea) hosts over ten thousand aquatic beings in the area of around 4,000 square meters (43,000 sq ft) inside a tall concrete flak tower built during World War II.
Several online collections available on this Jewish Museum presentation site. In its permanent exhibitions, the Jewish Museum Vienna chronicles the history of Jewish life in Vienna from the Middle Ages to the present time. In its temporary exhibitions, the museum explores the Jewish history of the city in conjunction with global, cultural, and socio-historical themes, among other things.
Online collections of Imperial Treasury from The Hofburg Palace. The most important treasury in the world is housing two imperial crowns together with the Burgundian treasure and the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
The Imperial Carriage Museum in the park of Schönbrunn Palace showcases carriages and exquisite items of clothing of the Habsburgs. A “Sisi Path” is dedicated to Empress Elisabeth.
The burial place of the Habsburg family in Vienna. Total of 149 Habsburgs, including 12 emperors as well as 19 empresses and queens, have their final resting place here. Impressive presentation.
More than 170 paintings from famous authors. Impressive presentation, which still doesn’t do a justice to this magnificent art museum.
The Leopold Museum is a unique collection of Viennese art nouveau, the Vienna Workshop and works of the Expressionist period. Online presentation features few hundred paintings from the museum. You will be entertained for hours.
Hundreds of paintings and other works of art from Museum of Applied Arts. The museum showcases furniture, glass, china, silver, and textiles from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Plenty of exhibits presented here from Natural History Museum Vienna. Museum’s famous collections of gemstones, prehistoric artefacts and civilization history are well known and highly regarded.
Impressive collection of manuscripts, books and paintings from Austrian National Library. This could be great exercise before you actually visit the library.
Online library of scanned manuscripts and books from Austrian National Library. Not only for visitors, this is intended for researchers.
Virtual tour of Schönbrunn Palace. This is great tour which will help you plan your future visit to number one attraction of Vienna.
Lots of old photographs and manuscripts of famous neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis.
Several virtual torus with videos and detailed description from University of Vienna campus, depicting its history.
Various paintings and pieces of art from general-purpose metropolitan museum with a wide range of collections and exhibitions.
Several landmarks are presented in this online library, alongside Vienna’s circular road.
Impressive online gallery of Vienna State Opera interiors. Apart from presentation, Vienna State Opera has online streaming website where you can watch famous performances live or watch the recordings.
As you can see, you can visit Vienna and many of its attraction while sitting at home. We know that virtual tours cannot substitute real visit in person, but at least you can stay in touch with Vienna’s impressive history and art and maybe get inspired for your next visit. Enjoy!
Virtual museum and sightseeing tours of Vienna.