Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum in Vienna

Embark on a journey through nature's breathtaking variety.

From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, beneath this one roof close to Hofburg Palace, you will gain fascinating insights into the history of our earth.   Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all the more valuable.

The Venus of Willendorf also tells her history and bears witness to the beginnings of our culture 25,000 years ago. One of the highlights of the museum, in addition to this prehistoric stone figure which is named after the place in the Wachau valley where it was found, is the skeleton cast of a dinosaur, a Diplodocus.

By the way, the show room with the dinosaurs, pterodactyls and prehistoric birds is one of the favorites of young researchers of nature: there is a special children’s room as well as guided tours for children.

The Gem Hall of the museum literally shines with its giant topaz (117 kilograms) and the jewel bouquet of Maria Theresia. And during a guided tour one can enjoy a unique view of the old city of Vienna from the roof of the museum

The sweetest things are offered by Café Nautilus. If you would like to enjoy Culture & Culinary Delights in the evening in the Cupola Hall of the Museum, you can choose from a variety of fine dishes ranging from asparagus to mussels.

The architectural mirror image of the Museum of Natural History is the Museum of Fine Arts on the opposite side, which was also built according to designs by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer.

A 7-minute walk from Hotel Tyrol.

1., Maria-Theresien-Platz U2, U3: Volkstheater Tram D, J, 1, 2, 46, 49, Bus 2A, 48A: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
Tel. 521 77