As the world's most famous waxworks museum, Madame Tussauds needs no introduction. And where better to rub shoulders with movie stars, music icons, and historic figures than Vienna? Snap a selfie with everyone from Brad Pitt to Barack Obama, take a walk through Austrian history, and entertain the whole family with fun, interactive exhibitions.
Pre-booking a Madame Tussauds Vienna priority entrance ticket means you can skip the line and head straight inside. If you're sightseeing in the city, most Vienna hop-on hop-off tours stop at the wax museum, while the Vienna Card includes entrance to Madame Tussauds, along with that to top attractions such as the Schönbrunn Palace, Schonbrunn Zoo, and Hofburg Imperial Palace.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Don't forget your camera and wear comfortable shoes for walking around the many exhibitions.
- For security reasons, only small bags or handbags are allowed in the building.
- Madame Tussauds Vienna is wheelchair accessible, and concession tickets are available.
How to Get to Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is located in the Prater Amusement Park on Riesenradplatz in central Vienna. The closest U-Bahn stop is Praterstern, and it's about three minutes' walk from the station.
When to Get There
Madame Tussauds is open all year round, but those hoping to avoid the crowds should visit outside of peak summer season or opt for an early morning visit on a weekday.
Photo Opportunities at Madame Tussauds
There are over 80 wax figures to pose for photos with, so you can cozy up with film stars like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny Depp; "meet" icons such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Freddie Mercury; or spot global politicians like Nelson Mandela. Don't miss the many notable Austrian personalities, including Emperor Franz Joseph, his wife Sisi, Mozart, Maria Theresia, and Gustav Klimt.
Madame Tussauds Vienna is on Riesenradplatz in Prater amusement park and is open daily from 10am to 8pm. Take the U Bahn, S Bahn or Bus No 80A to Praterstern.