Funeral Museum (Bestattungsmuseum), Vienna

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  • This museum is worth a visit if you have a bit of a morbid streak and/or an interest in Viennese funeral/death culture from the turn of the last century. It's located within the massive, historic Vien...  more »
  • Directly at the central cemetery, a small but fine Museum located below the lying in State Hall 2. This is very reduced but well designed. There are many exhibits but also interesting videos. It is informative and brings visitors closer to the history of burial in Vienna. If you are interested in the topic, you can easily spend an hour in the Museum. The Museum is the ideal prelude to a long, leisurely walk through the central cemetery. Generally, it is an absolutely remarkable attraction away from the tourist crowds and a very special morbid charm.
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  • In Vienna, the "beautiful light" is not just a pompous funeral, but also a living expression. Where could the funeral Museum be so better off than at the world-famous Wiener Zentralfriedhot. A modern, interactive museum was created under the historic laying out Hall 2 300 m². Visitors learn interesting facts about the Viennese mourning ceremony, the funeral, the story of the Viennese cemeteries and the peculiarities of the "Viennese death cult" by the end of the 18th century until today. More than 250 original objects and images including an original "Fourgon" (horse-drawn carriage for the Leichentransport) from the period around 1900 that appear. A heart trick knife and an emergency alarm clock are the most bizarre exhibits: you come from a time when we feared to be buried alive. The famous folding coffin, the Emperor Joseph II. apply, several times to use the coffins dating back to the year 1784. Is also a billing statement of the Imperial Court to see: it is the cost of the transportation and burial of Archduke Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 in Sarajevo who was shot and his wife Sophie of Hohenberg.Interaktive and multimedia content is run through the permanent exhibition. On 13 screens, videos are to see 1916, among others from the funeral of Emperor Franz Joseph. And an audio station allows the audience to the currently most popular songs for funerals.
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  • This museum is truly unique I must say I was here the first time and was overwhelmed by this exhibition shows something a different look on the history of Vienna and I must say I will visit it determined once again
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  • Small but nice Museum that is recommended particularly in the "long night of the museums".
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  • An other more relaxed perspective on the subject of death.
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  • An advance: the Museum consists only of two rooms. Who wants to go through quickly, it has 15 minutes behind. So please not so disappointed. In particular, the main room of the exhibition is beautiful atmospheric otherwise. Almost eerily, the enigmatic sound effects underscore the mood of the subject (I was the only one in the room also during my visit in January 2017). After the visit of the Museum, a stroll across the central cemetery is recommended of course (this map don't forget if you certain honorary graves want to see on the site is really spread out).
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