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Fascinating anatomical waxworks

You will particularly enjoy this visit if you are interested in two things: 1. Anatomy 2. Kaiser... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
Amazing collection of wax anatomical models

This is a fascinating small museum. If you are interested in the history of medicine or anatomical... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Judith S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Waehringer Strasse 25 | 1090 Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria
Serviten Quarter
+43 1 4016026001
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

My husband and I are physicians so we were excited to go to the wax museum at the Medical University of Vienna. While the wax models are impressive and well preserved, the actual exhibit is only a few rooms which can be viewed in under...More

Thank Nichole M
Reviewed 7 July 2018

THE GREAT 1. THE GUIDE CALLED "KLAUS" I REALLY enjoyed the guidance from Klaus who is a medical student at the University of Vienna. I find that he provided insightful, interesting and very detailed information on the current exhibit (The history of the medical university...More

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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
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
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

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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

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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
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.

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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

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American expats, Sigmund Freud’s neighbourhood boasts
his former practice and apartments, now turned into a
museum. Stunning Liechtenstein Garden Palace houses
the private art collection of Prince Adam of
Liechtenstein. Romantic Strudlhofstiege close to the
palace is a fantastic photo spot. With their small
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17 September 2017|
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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16 September 2017|
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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