Fodor's Expert Review Kriminalmuseum

Across the Danube: the Second District Museum/Gallery

The vast and macabre museum is entirely devoted to Viennese murders of the most gruesome kind. The most grisly displays are, appropriately situated in the cellar. Murderers and their victims are depicted in photos and newspaper clippings, and many of the actual instruments used in the killings are displayed, axes seeming to be the most popular. It also traces the penal system of the Middle Ages through displays of historial documents as well as objects used to execute and torture people. The museum is housed in the "soap-boiler house," one of the oldest and most spectacular buildings in Leopoldstadt and is across the Danube Canal from Schwedenplatz, about a 15-minute walk from the core of the Innere Stadt (or the Inner City/City Center).

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Quick Facts

Grosse Sperlgasse 24
Vienna, Vienna  A-1020, Austria

01-664–300–5677

www.kriminalmuseum.at

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €8, Closed Mon.–Wed.

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