Long night of Museums 2018
Soon there will be a very special and long night waiting for you in Vienna. Because on the 6th of October the Long Night of Museums takes place and also this year you can look forward to a very special night.
As in the years before you will have endless opportunities to gain an overview of the cultural diversity of Vienna, to discover new things or to deepen interesting facts. In Vienna alone, 135 museums and cultural venues invite you to take a night tour.
The selection is great
As usual the classics among the museums take again part this year, like for example, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Lepoldmuseum, the Technical museum, the Albertina and many more.
But it's not just the big & well-known museums that you can explore in this long night of museums. Especially the small and maybe less well-known make this night something very special.
So how about the Bäckermuseum, the Demel Museum, the Phantastenmuseum, the Stadtbahnbögen Reloaded!, the Schlumberger Kellerwelten and all sorts more. Colorful, unusual and definitely worth seeing, is what they all have in common.
By bus through the city
Your ticket for the Long Night is also valid as a ticket for the shuttle buses that will take you all night through Vienna and also for public transport.
The "Treffpunkt Museum" on Vienna's Maria-Theresien-Platz is the central starting point of bus routes 1 and 2. At intervals of approx. 15 minutes between 18.00 and 01.00, the venues located on the routes are approached. Routes A-C connect other museums in the outskirts of Vienna with nearby underground or S-Bahn stations.
Fast on the bike
Would you like to combine sports and culture? Then you have with the Citybikes an ideal opportunity. Specially for the Long Night of Museums an additional mobile Citybike Vienna station at the "Meeting Point Museum" will be installed.
My personal tip
For me it has been a while since I walked across the city during this special night. But I have some tips for you. Although the museums really have long opening hours in this night, time really flies by. So think in advance, which museums you want to see and then be spontaneous to drop in the museums that are on the way.
Clothes are also an issue. Comfortable shoes are very beneficial and dressing with the onion tactic (different layers) has proven very useful.
I managed 11 museums, after that I was pretty tired, but also full of new impressions
And now, the organizational stuff
All information about the Long Night of Museums can be found on the website. There you can also download your booklet with all participating institutions. Where to buy the tickets? You will receive them in advance at tickets.orf.at, at all participating museums and cultural institutions and at the "Treffpunkt Museum" also on the day of the event.