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On the trail of Sigmund Freud

Throughout his life Sigmund Freud and Vienna did not become real friends – nevertheless he spent almost his entire life in this city. Young Sigmund spent his childhood with his parents and siblings in the second district of Vienna, where his family lived and where he also went to school. During his medical studies, Freud frequently switched between different university institutions. As a young assistant doctor, he finally lived and did research in the Vienna General Hospital (AKH). He stayed in the ninth district and rented his first apartment there before finally moving to Berggasse 19 in the fall of 1891. A world-famous address that Sigmund Freud lived in for the next five decades.


Vienna IX, Berggasse 19: a typical Viennese middle-class house in the Wilhelminian style of the turn of the century. This is where the psychoanalyst lived and worked for almost 50 years, and it was here that he founded a radically new human self-perception. Gain an insight into the life of the Freuds and learn more about the world-renowned academic, about his work and his everyday life, all part of a strictly scheduled daily routine: walks, visits to coffee houses, shopping at antiquaries, excursions into the Viennese outskirts. Explore the family’s home and famous ordinations of Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna Freud. And be sure to take a look at the library, Europe’s largest specialized library for psychoanalysis.


Take a historical journey! Discover the place of origin of psychoanalysis exclusively in a very private tour and round off this unique experience with a glass of sparkling wine from the “Edition Sigmund-Freud-Museum”. Would you like to find out more about the life of the psychoanalyst? Then simply follow Sigmund Freud’s footsteps through Vienna and visit those places that were of essential importance to him. Start or finish your walk in the Sigmund-Freud-Museum – or complete the tour with a visit to a coffee house that the psychoanalyst liked to visit.