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Vienna Crime Museum

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Address: Grosse Sperlgasse 24 | 2nd district - Leopoldstadt, Vienna 1020, Austria
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+43 664 3005677

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Interesting but not enough translated into English

We enjoyed the museum however much of the information had not been translated and even the hand out didn't cover it all. Would have enjoyed it more if it catered for different... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Vientiane, Laos
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum ticket is very good deal. It is very interesting to see how crime and justice system has developed since the ancient time in Vienna. The building is small and the signs are a bit confusing. There is not enough English translation but they are currently working on getting everything translated into English.

Thank Pui889
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is currently in the middle of everything getting translated into English. The artefacts were pretty gruesome but good historic pieces. For €4 each it's definitely worth an hours visit.

Thank Jade H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We enjoyed the museum however much of the information had not been translated and even the hand out didn't cover it all. Would have enjoyed it more if it catered for different nationalities as we were second guessing alot of it.

Thank lynncarr2016
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

OK, my wife and I are a little different when it comes to visiting unusual attractions. The Vienna Crime Museum is one of those destinations. Please understand, at one point, Vienna had the most-respected crime-solving police force in the world. Think early-days CSI. In fact, in 1923 the International Criminal Police Commission, which later morphed into INTERPOL, was founded at... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We travelled across town to see this museum which looked really promising. Sadly, unless you happen to have a good grasp of the german language (which I do not) you will find that much of the exhibits are mystifying. There is an english language pamphlet that costs 2 euros but the content does not cover very much of what is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is a very interesting place that would benefit more if there were more information in English and they should introduce Spanish and French too. It is very hard to find the museum and even locals do not seem to understand where their streets are. I got tired of asking too many locals for directions. They never know anything. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a poorly kept criminal collection given that the material housed in it is superb and worth while visiting. The floors could do with a clean up and more can be done to make this venue accessible to people who are unable to walk. I found it difficult to navigate the German sub titles and wished that they were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Spent an hour going through this quirky museum which would be interesting if more explanations were in English or other languages for that matter. Were charged an additional two euros for the English notes but this was just a recreation of the existing explanations which were scant. I am sure this museum would be interesting to all those who read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came across this whilst doing the Sightseeing bus tour. If you have an interest in criminology or anything macabre then you will enjoy this. Part of the museum was underground which added to the creepy theme. Mostly in German though so we relied heavily on the information booklet they provided us at a small cost. A... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This place is great, if you can actually read all those signs, that is. With sufficient knowledge of the language and an interest of criminal history, this place provides hours worth of information and entertainment. There are so many fun and interesting and gruesome stories to read. Unfortunately they only offer one English description per room, which is hardly sufficient... More 

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Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city centre and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
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