Free entry to the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library

Literature Museum

  • Literature Museum
  • Literature Museum
  • Literature Museum
  • Literature Museum

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library
Normal Price: Adult: €7,00; Child: free

Johann Nestroy, Arthur Schnitzler, Franz Kafka, Ilse Aichinger, Ingeborg Bachmann, Thomas Bernhard, Friederike Mayröcker – these are only some of the names of major Austrian authors whose letters, works and creativity is presented in Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library. Unique original sources and numerous media points allow visitors to experience the diversity of Austrian literature from the 18th century to the present. 


The museum features some 650 objects from over 200 authors, over 60 multimedia points and a movie room. Some of the extraordinary objects include a manuscript page from Franz Kafka’s incomplete novel “The Man Who Disappeared”, the only one of the Prague-born author’s manuscripts in Austria, as well as moving original letters by Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan.

Did you know:

- The Literature Museum is housed in the former Austro-Hungarian Exchequer Archives, whose director was the famous Austrian dramatist Franz Grillparzer? His office has survived in its original condition and is a part of the museum. 

- The Literature Museum offers a free museum tablet with an interactive writing workshop that allows visitors to continue the beginnings of famous novels?

Things to see:

A separate room houses surprising objects, such as Heimito von Doderer’s dressing gown, a hat from Elfriede Gerstl’s legendary hat collection, Adalbert Stifter’s cabbage slicer or a lock of Arthur Schnitzler’s hair.

Special exhibitions:
In addition to the permanent exhibition on the 1st and 2nd floors, the museum presents an annual special exhibition on the 3rd floor.

How to get there:

    Underground: U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz; U1, U3 Stephansplatz
    Trams: 1, 2, 71, D Opernring
    Bus: 1A, 2A Stephansplatz
    HOP ON HOP OFF: Red Line/Yellow Line: Staatsoper

see the: full list of attractions included

Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 21.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

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Grillparzerhaus, Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien, Austria,


+43 1 53410780

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