Haus der Geschichte Österreich

Key facts at a glance

  • Audio guides, multimedia guides, listening stations
  • Barrier-free toilets
  • Barrier-free entrance
  • Assistance dogs allowed
  • Reduced admission
  • Easy or simple language
  • Kulturpass: Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur
  • Special tours & offers
  • Partially accessible website
  • Partially barrier-free reception
  • Partial inductive hearing system
  • Partial rental of rollator/wheelchair


New Castle, Heroes’ Square
1010 Vienna
Open address in Google Maps
Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00
Thu 10:00-21:00
€ 6 for people with a disability card
free for assistant
Prices for inclusive tours and workshops: € 0 to € 6

+43 1 534 10 – 805


The House of Austrian History invites you to explore the ambivalent Austrian history. The main exhibition focuses on social changes and political fault lines since the founding of the republic in 1918. On the Alma Rosé Plateau, the museum shows changing exhibitions, many of them on the subject of National Socialism and the culture of remembrance.

Barrier-free accessibility

Entrance: Barrier-free access via the left ramp of the New Castle, stair lift to the entrance hall of the New Castle, operated with Eurokey or bell. Detailed directions from public transport stations nearby as a barrier-free PDF on the hdgö website. Parking spaces for people with reduced mobility in the short-term parking zone at Heldenplatz.

Inside the building: all exhibition rooms, cloakroom, toilets, coffee and snack machines, lift, wheelchair rental (with registration)

In exhibitions: Barrier-free floor, mobility options for wheelchair users: inside, reading magnifiers, seating, Stockholm Chairs, audio guide devices with induction loop, assistance dogs allowed

How content is conveyed

in Easy Language: Guided tours, workshops

As audio texts: Three audio themed trails, also online at

multimedia: Media stations

Inclusive guided tours and offers

Target group-specific tours: Guided tours in easy language: How did democracy emerge in Austria and how has it changed? How were people doing 100 years ago and today? And what were the important moments that changed the way people live together in Austria? The guided tour in easy language accompanies you through the museum's main exhibition. It gives an overview of the history of Austria since 1918.

Including workshops: Workshop for people learning German as a second language: The workshop "What is Austria for you?" focuses on the participants' view of Austria. Important topics and objects from the main exhibition are discussed together interactively and in easy-to-understand language. Historical events are linked to the knowledge and questions of the participants.

Sensory mediation aids: Listening stations