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Josephinum

Waehringer Strasse 25 | 1090 Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria
+43 1 4016026001
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The Josephinum is the most prominent example of neoclassical architecture in Vienna and an important legacy of the Age of Enlightenment in Austria. It was founded in 1785 by Emperor Joseph II as a medico-surgical military academy to train prospective doctors and midwives for civil and military service according to novel teaching methods. Amongst numerous other collections, the Josephinum houses the world-renowned collection of nearly 1,200 anatomical wax models commissioned by Joseph II in Florence for the newly established academy.
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Waehringer Strasse 25 | 1090 Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria
Serviten Quarter
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I am interested in the history of medicine and anatomy. This museum is a must-see for those with similar interests! I did the English-speaking tour at 11 on a Saturday, our guide was a very knowledgeable and friendly medical student with almost perfect English. The...More

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The history of the hospital during the nazi occupation was interesting and upsetting. The wax works were absolutely stunning. The detail of the exhibits was amazing and they were so comprehensive it is a shame that more of them are not displayed

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Have you seen Body Worlds? This is similar to that. I do like all things anatomy and oddities pertaining to humans and their insides, but this was a bit of a disappointing experience for me. There are lots of things on display here, in neat...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

You will particularly enjoy this visit if you are interested in two things: 1. Anatomy 2. Kaiser Josef II. As scientific tools, the waxworks must have been state of the art for their day, and are still deeply impressive. Indeed, as artworks alone, they are...More

Thank DerbyshireChap99
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend is a midwife and this place has the largest wax collection of obstetric pieces in the world. Great. We also saw online a tour is run every Friday and is the online way to see the obstetric exhibition. Great. When we got there we...More

Thank LivingTheDream247
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fascinating small museum. If you are interested in the history of medicine or anatomical models it is well worth the trip and modest entry fee. The English exhibition catalogue that comes with the entry fee is of very high quality. Unfortunately when...More

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We arranged to visit on Saturday morning last at 11.00am and took the guided tour in English. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the institution. We are so pleased we booked the tour which took 1 hour.

Thank mary163
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

An incredible collection of anatomical wax models commissioned by kaiser Josef II, the reformist emperor of the holy Roman empire in eighteenth century. The models are built in Florence with incredible details and quality. a must see for lovers of medical history. unfortunately it's not...More

Thank Milad M
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

The wax models are beautiful and incredibly detailed. Unfortunately, there's not much to the museum apart from them, and they're not labeled in any language. The museum also has a really weird layout with five rooms in four different places. Two of the rooms connect,...More

Thank Lizara K
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

The guidebooks give the day and times it is open and if you go the door it should be open but it never is. I was in the general area for several weeks and it was convenient to check on if it was open and...More

Thank S D B
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Crankie2015
17 September 2017|
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Response from DoFloKo | Property representative |
Hello, you can also visit the collection of the wax models during our opening time, actually there are two rooms accessible. The Venus is part of the exhibition which is opened on Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 8:00pm; Friday and... More
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Crankie2015
16 September 2017|
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Response from DoFloKo | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your request. We offer a guided tour in English every Saturday at 11.00 a.m. Hope to see you soon at our museum. Best regards, Josephinum-team
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