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Archives of the Austrian Resistance

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Address: Wipplingerstrasse 6-8, Vienna 1010, Austria
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A small museum, just right for an hour's visit. Very good and powerful despite its limited size. I wished they had a guide in English. There are some translations but it is... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
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Cardiff
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A small museum, just right for an hour's visit. Very good and powerful despite its limited size. I wished they had a guide in English. There are some translations but it is limited.

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Sharon, MA
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

The DÖW (German acronym) tells a powerful story about fascist rule in Vienna in the 1930s and 1940s, atrocities committed during those years, resistance to the repression, prosecution of Nazis after the war, and efforts to combat right-wing extremism since then. It conveys all of this through a series of original documents, detailed wall panels, and historical artifacts displayed chronologically... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is a relatively small "museum" with free entry in a central part of Vienna. It is nowhere as extensive as the House of Terror in Budapest, but it is very well laid out showing the horrors and crimes committed by the Nazis before and during World War II. Whether you are knowledgeable or uninformed about this terrible period in... More 

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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

We eventually found the Archives after several attempts but were left a little disappointed with what we found. Having previously visited the Topography of Terror exhibition in Berlin, we were hoping for a similarly informative and sobering account of those horrific events. However, the information was very difficult to read in some places and it was therefore not easy to... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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