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Vienna Museum of Illusions (Museum der Illusionen)
Vienna Museum of Illusions (Museum der Illusionen)

Vienna Museum of Illusions (Museum der Illusionen)

Wallnerstraße 4, Vienna

The Basics

An admission ticket for the museum includes unlimited access to the interactive exhibits, optical illusion rooms, and photo galleries. Highlights include a Vortex Tunnel, a True Mirror, a Rotated Room, an Infinity Room, and a Bottomless Pit, as well as loads of holograms, mind games, stereograms, and puzzles.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an admission fee for the museum. The rate is reduced for kids aged under 18, and children under 5 are free.

  • Instructions for the interactive exhibits are provided in German, English, Italian, and Spanish.

  • The museum has a shop filled with quirky gifts, puzzles, and illusion-themed items.

  • Visit with at least one or two friends or family members to make the most of the interactive exhibits.

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How to Get There

The Vienna Museum of Illusions is located on Wallnerstrasse in central Vienna, just a short stroll from St. Peter’s Church and Michaelerplatz. The closest subway (U-Bahn) station is Herrengasse, a 2-minute walk from the museum.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, but the small space can get crowded and lines are common at peak times. The quietest time to visit is just after the museum opens on a weekday. The museum is open until 9pm, and fewer children visit in the evening.

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Photos at the Museum of Illusions

One of the most popular things to do at the museum is to take photos in the specially designed optical illusion rooms, which make for some mind-bending and Instagram-worthy photos. Pretend you’re flying as you strike a pose in a horizontal room, sit on a gigantic chair, serve your own head on a dinner plate, and shrink your friends as you tower over them!

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