The Third Man Museum, Vienna

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#16 of 109 in Museums in Vienna
Dedicated to a 1948 film starring Orson Welles, The Third Man Museum appeals to movie buffs and history enthusiasts. Shot in 1948 in Vienna, "The Third Man" originally received mixed reviews and only ran in theaters for a few weeks. Today, the film is considered a classic thanks to its evocative portrayal of a damaged city in the years immediately following World War II. The museum contains a collection of film-related artifacts, including signed photos of stars, posters, and a 1930s projector used to screen a short clip from the black-and-white movie. Plan to visit The Third Man Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna road trip app .
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  • this is not something i would normally think would be that interesting. it just seems so specific. why would i spend time here when there are months worth of world class sights available in vienna? ye...  more »
  • Our guide was amazing, the museum was amazing. Total pleasant surprise. This is truly a must see sight. Very educational and just plain cool.  more »
  • Unfortunately, our tour on new year's day was in English. We have not regretted it but, because the enthusiasm of Mr Strassgschwandtner also jumped over without that we have exactly understood everything. The collection consists of two parts, one dealing with the movie, on the other hand the political backgrounds. At first I doubted whether so much together can be about a single film, that it is worthwhile to open a museum. But the collection proved that this movie has so many facets, that it effortlessly interesting can illuminate the various aspects in an hour Guide. All the exhibits are original. By cinema posters, the hat of the little boy up to the original - cameras. And to many parts reported anecdotes that make the whole thing extremely entertaining. The historical context was familiar for us as Germans on the one hand, what concerns the four-powers constellation in General. On the other hand, many Austrian specialities are shown, we so far not known. A visit which has paid off.
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  • Why isn't this in the top of "things to do in Vienna"? The movie is set in post war Vienna but the best part of the museum is the historical pre/post Vienna displays and interviews. Extremely touching. Loved it! And the owners are so gracious.
  • An excellent private museum - brilliantly curated, great film and audio memorabilia - an astounding collection of posters - and a fascinating section of Vienna prior to, during and after World War 2. I spent 2 hours here and was riveted the whole time. The owners and staff are friendly, enthusiastic, entertaining and incredibly well informed. Highly recommended for fans of the film and of the espionage genre in general.
  • Anyone interested in post WWll Vienna should take at least two or more hours to visit this impressive display.
  • Amazing experience. If you have seen the Third Man movie, you would love it. Even if you have not seen, this will be a great experience. The owner has collected all sorts of things from the movie set and have decided to share it with the public. The staff is just great. It takes you to a different era. Great pictures of Berlin WW2 era. A must for Visitors to Vienna.
  • Superb museum especially for fans of the film.....Packed with information...photos and original exhibits......Thoroughly enjoyed my visit....would recommend it to anyone..... fan of the film or not

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