Free entry to the Essl Museum with the Vienna PASS

Essl Museum (Closed)

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to the Essl Museum with the Vienna PASS
Normal Ticket Price: Adult €9,00 ; Child: free

From 1st July 2016, after 17 years, the Essl Museum has now closed.

The Essl Museum is home to the works of the Essl collection and holds an exhibition space of 3.200 sqm. It is one of the most significant private museums for contemporary art worldwide. The main focus of the collection is Austrian Art from 1945. About eight exhibitions per year present the artworks in constantly new discursive contexts. With a café/restaurant, bookshop and a freely accessible library it sees itself as a site for an open analysis of art.


  • In the lofty, bright space of the interior, a counterpart to the cool exterior, the visitor experiences contemporary art as interplay between art, light, space and movement
  • The spacy green of the surrounding area and the large panorama windows allow various perspectives of the floodplain forest of the Danube with the Essl Museum at the intersection of nature and culture

Did you know:

- The Essl Museum is one of the main architectural works by Austrian architect and holder of the Austrian State Prize Heinz Tesar

- Curiosity, the discovery of unknown worlds (of art) and an exploration of personal creativity are the main aspects of the many-faceted art education program

- In the various galleries and exhibition rooms of the Essl Museum monthly concerts take place, curated by the composer Karlheinz Essl jun

Things to see:

The main focus of the collection is Austrian Art from 1945 with works by artists like Maria Lassnig, VALIE EXPORT, Arnulf Rainer, Max Weiler, Markus Prachensky, the artist of the Viennese Actionism like Hermann Nitsch and Günter Brus, new painting of the 1980s to the younger generation of Austrian artists such as Elke Krystufek and Clemens Wolff*

Above and beyond this, international trends from Europe, the USA, Australia, South America and Asia are represented.

Please note: this art gallery will be closed from 30th June 2016.

How to get there:

HOP ON HOP OFF: Green Line: Essl Museum / Wienerstrasse; Essl Museum / Leopoldstrasse (April – October)

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday Closed - except on national holidays
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Loading Map - Please wait...


ESSL MUSEUM,, Contemporary Art,, An der Donau-Au 1,, 3400 Klosterneuburg / Vienna,


+43-(0)2243-370 50 150