Fire Brigade Museum © Schaub-Walzer / PID

Fire Brigade Museum

A rather unusual museum, the Fire Brigade Museum takes you on a journey through the history of Vienna firefighters over the centuries. If you are into historic fire trucks, this is the place to be.

1010 Vienna, Am Hof 7

The Am Hof square in Vienna’s historic first district is home to the Fire Service Museum, which is located in the central fire service building. A large room with stucco ceilings on the first floor of the 18th-century Märkleinsches Haus contains historic exhibits including uniforms, equipment, photos and documents which shed light on more than three centuries of service by the Viennese fire department. There are also mementos from some of its more spectacular deployments over the years, such as the fires at the Ringtheater and the Rotunde. The museum is open on Sundays and public holidays, and admission is free.

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