Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum

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  • Address: Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien, Austria, 1090, Vienna
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +43-152177606
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts, Museums

This is an offbeat attraction in Vienna that deserves a visit for its very nature of being absurd. Located inside what is known as “Narrenturm” i.e a mad tower, this place was established as the first psychiatric hospital. Built under Emperor Joseph II, this place became the haven for the mentally challenged people from Vienna, Lower Austria and the Burgenland. Although the hospital was closed in 1866, this building continued to operate as a museum and is owned by the university of Vienna. 

  • By Light Rail station: Lazarettgasse

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  • Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum Address: Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien, Austria, 1090, Vienna
  • Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum Contact Number: +43-152177606
  • Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum Price: 2 EUR
  • Time required to visit Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/forschung/anthropologie/pathologischantomische_sammlung_im_narrenturm
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  • They didn't let me in the whole museum while I paid the ticket. Since being a doctor, my professional curiosity got unsatisfied, from being amazed from the ground floor corridor, and couldn't see the whole exhibition, while I don't know if I ever has a second opportunity. The parts I could see, were amazing and professional.

  • If you are there, you should definitely make the tour. It's a little bit unsettling to see wounds made of wax from and of people that are long gone... Or their weird skeletons that are all curvy due to the lack of sunlight. I wouldn't recommend to bring children along, there are some ingredients of nightmares in that tower.

  • Nice and interesting. Just made sure to check their opening times in advance.

  • Currently under repairs, it has a couple of rooms with exhibits. Worth of visit, if not for the exibits, maybe for the circle hallway and old tinny rooms!

  • My partner and I took the guided tour. The place in under construction (for the past 5 years) but it did not effect the tour. Before and after the tour we were free to wonder sround the first floor which was nice but the exhibits have no explanations in English so it’s hard to understand what’s presenting. The tour was fascinating!!! The guid, med student, was lively, interesting and friendly. The explanations were clear. The exhibits are exceptional!! Very recommended to science lovers. The tour it self is 45 minuets so this is basically a small but very cool musium!

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