Like I mentioned before, admission fees are waived in some Viennese museums during the first Sunday of the month. I fully took advantage of this and tried to visit several museums. Wien Museum Karlsplatz was the first on my list. The museum is an excellent starting point if you want to get to know the city’s history. In here, the exhibition shows the progress, challenges and numerous changes the city had undergone throughout the years.
I usually hate long queues but certainly not the ones I saw that morning. The queue consists of mostly families with children. It was really nice to see families spending the day together at a museum. It is especially beautiful to witness the parents enthused about history to their children plus seeing the excitement of these kids can make anyone happy. I especially loved this exhibit wherein books are suspended on air and anyone could read one on the spot 😀
There are two large scale models that show the features of the city.
Several artifacts, original stained-glass windows, paintings and sculptures from St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) are among the highlights in their permanent exhibition.
You can also see weapons and armors from the Civilian Arsenal of Vienna.
Other highlights from the museum include clothing, furniture,and paintings which were created in 19th century. The reconstructed apartment of Austrian poet Franz Grillparzer is also exhibited.
I think this is a great museum which showcases Vienna’s history in general. After the visit, I’m glad to have learned more about the city aside from solely admiring its beauty