Viktor Frankl Museum Vienna @ Theresa Bitzan

Viktor Frankl Museum Wien

Vienna is the city where it all happened, at least, when it comes to the early stages of psychology and psychiatry. Many world famous scientists in the field have started their work in Vienna.

Viktor Frankl Museum Wien

Mariannengasse 1/5 

1090 Vienna


Opening Hours

Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays 13:00 – 18:00 h

Sigmund Freud is not the only psychiatrist with his own museum in Vienna: this particular honor has also been bestowed upon Viktor E. Frankl, who is recognized around the world as the founder of logotherapy and existential analysis. 

The Viktor E. Frankl Museum in Vienna is dedicated to the life and work of Viktor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor who developed a unique approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. The museum is located in the 9th district, not far from Sigmund Freud Museum, and includes exhibits and displays that explore Frankl's life, his work, and his legacy.

The museum features a variety of artifacts and materials related to Frankl, including personal documents, photographs, and correspondence. There are also interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn more about Frankl's ideas and techniques, including his emphasis on finding meaning and purpose in life, even in the face of adversity and suffering.

One of the highlights of the museum is a replica of Frankl's office, which has been recreated to look as it did when he worked there in the 1970s. The replica includes his original furniture, books, and other personal items, providing a glimpse into the life and work of this remarkable figure.

The Viktor E. Frankl Museum is an important cultural institution in Vienna and attracts visitors from around the world who are interested in learning more about Frankl and his ideas. The museum also hosts lectures, workshops, and other events that explore topics related to Frankl's work and the broader field of psychotherapy.

The Viennese psychiatrist, neurologist and holocaust survivor lived in the building that houses the museum from the end of the Second World War until his death in 1997. Opened in 2015, the Viktor E. Frankl Museum lifts the lid on the great thinker’s life, work and influence. Visitors also have the chance to do some thinking of their own: any requests for help with meaning and existential issues are answered with excerpts from Frankl’s papers and speeches.

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