This creepy museum probably isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s a sure bet for those interested in the history of crime and law enforcement in Vienna, which has often been quite gruesome. You’ll learn all about the liberal use of the guillotine during the Nazi years, the development of the science and technology behind criminal investigations, and the types of criminals and crimes committed over the course of Vienna’s history. It’s not at the center of the tourist hub, nor is it especially catered toward tourists. This makes it great as it offers a different perspective of Vienna, but also limiting since much of the signage is in German only. Make sure to pick up an English language guidebook when you get your ticket, and you’ll get a lot out of the exhibit; however, if you do get nightmares, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Built in 1744 on the ruins of a fortress, the Albertina museum was once a Habsburg palace. The... Read more