Sigmund Freud is the kind of historical figure that I both do and don’t want to know a lot about – I guess I worry what his theories might say about me – but next time I’m in Vienna sightseeing I do plan head over to the Sigmund Freud Museum at Berggasse 19, which a friend recently recommended to me (should I be worried?). This museum is located in the very building where Freud started his medical practice in 1891 so there are bound to be some Freudian ghosts around!
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Parts of the building have been redecorated to their original look in Freud’s time – like the waiting room. These days the museum is not just a tribute to Freud’s life but contains all kinds of info on psychoanalysis from later scholars and includes a well-equipped library, if you’re interested in getting deeper. There are all kinds of exhibits there, for example there is even a contemporary art collection including artworks which have some connection to psychoanalysis.
The Sigmund Freud Museum is open every day from 9am to 5pm and admission is â‚¬7, or â‚¬5.50 with a Vienna Card.
I’m also planning to add the Museum of Art Fakes to my list of Vienna attractions on my Vienna sightseeing itinerary.
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