Vienna Madame Tussauds Museum is a museum where wax sculptures of famous people from today and the past, mainly Viennese and Austrians, are exhibited. You can have a pleasant time with realistic wax sculptures in this museum, which is among the things to do in Vienna.
We have explained who Madame Tussauds is and its history in our Madame Tussauds museum article in Amsterdam. One of the Madame Tussauds Museum, which has many museums around the world, is located in Vienna, close to the center.
As in all Madame Tussauds museums, there are no restrictions such as not being able to touch the statues or take their photos. You can treat the sculptures very comfortably and have your photo taken with them. This is the factor that keeps the museum from being boring, you can experience the museum interactively.
As in all wax museums, all sculptures in Madame Tussauds Vienna are categorized and separated from each other. In the Hollywood category, you can see award-winning and big stars such as Robbie Williams, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo di Caprio and Johnny Deep.
In the sports category, you can see athletes such as Austrian skiers Renate Götschl and Hermann Maier, national soccer player Herbert Prohaska, while the music field has not been forgotten and statues of the legendary star Elvis Presley, the king of Rock and Roll, and Conchita Wurst, known for Eurovision, are also included. From the movie industry, you will see 007 James Bond actor Daniel Craig, actress and director Sandra Bullock, Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn and writer Anne Frank, who stands out with her diaries.
Politicians are the same people we see in every wax sculpture museum. Former US President Barack Obama, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, royal family member Queen Elizabeth, German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among them. We also see Maria Theresia, who has a place in Austrian history and whom we know from Schönbrunn Palace, and Sisi, the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.
Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most famous and influential composers, the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who built the Hundertwasser House, and Luciano Pavarotti, one of the vocalists of modern opera. You can even share your troubles with the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.
What are Madame Tussauds Vienna entrance fee and visiting hours?
The entrance fee to Madame Tussauds Vienna is 23€ if you buy a ticket at the door and 17€ if you buy online. Of course, it makes more sense to buy online, so you don’t spend hours on your limited trip to Vienna buying tickets at the door. You have to use it within 2 months from the date of purchase. If you are a family with children, you have to pay 13€ for online ticket purchases instead of 19€. You can buy your ticket from Vienna Madame Tussauds Online Ticket page. By the way, if you have a Vienna Card Pass, it is free. Although Madame Tussauds Museum is open every day between 10:00 – 18:00, be sure to check the website to avoid any surprises.
Where is Madame Tussauds Vienna and how to get there?
To get to Madame Tussauds Museum Vienna, you first need to reach the Riesenradplatz square where the amusement park and the big Ferris wheel are located. When you enter the square, the building on the left is the museum building. You can get off at Praterstern stop using the U1 and U2 lines by metro, S1, S2, S3, S5, S6, S7, S9 or S15 lines by train, line 0 or 5 by tram, line 80A by bus and take a short walk to the museum.