Vienna in winter is enchanting and incredibly child-friendly.
Even in the cold season, Vienna is a popular destination for children and families. The city has adapted many of its cultural treasures to children.
There are numerous museums with exciting guided tours that are combined with creative interactions.
In addition to the Natural History Museum with dinosaurs and exciting finds from the past, the musical part should of course not be missing. As we know, Vienna is known for its wonderful classical music and art.
We would like to give you a few tips for indoor activities to make your stay with the kids unforgettable.
Please note: When visiting the following museums and indoor playgrounds, you currently need to take into account the 2G rule and show proof of vaccination. Children must show proof of low epidemiological risk. An FFP2 mask must also be worn.
Museums for children
Natural History Museum
This museum will not go undiscovered. The building alone will amaze you and arouse your curiosity for more.
The Natural History Museum is a place where children can satisfy their hunger for knowledge and gain new impressions of the history of our earth. The museum presents a variety of nature and the evolution of life, as well as the biological and cultural development of man.
There is a lot to discover here, and to make sure you don’t get lost in wonder, the museum offers exciting guided tours for children that last 50-80 minutes.
In addition to the guided tours, there are also other special offers, such as experiencing the museum at night. More information and details about the prices can be found on the website of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.
Address: Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna
Museum of Illusions
Is this real or an illusion? Nothing here is what it seems!
In the Museum of Illusions there are numerous illusions and attractions to discover. Here you can try out, touch, play and ponder. The numerous brain games encourage 3-dimensional thinking, are challenging and great fun.
Address: Wallnerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna
Here you travel back in time and get a playful overview of Vienna’s history. In addition to the 5D cinema, you will be guided through a tour by an audio guide, where you will learn more about the history of Vienna.
Address: Habsburgergasse 10a, 1010 Vienna
House of Music
At the House of Music, also known as the Sound Museum, you can experience music in all its diversity. Great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and many more are introduced to you. Here, too, there are exciting guided tours for children that take you on an exciting journey into the world of sound.
Address: Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna
ZOOM Museum Quarter
The ZOOM Children’s Museum in the Museumsqaurtier offers exhibitions and workshops especially for children all year round. It never gets boring here, because children are allowed to try things out, do research, play and let their creativity run wild.
With the exhibitions and workshops, children learn through play and gather emotional as well as sensual impressions.
Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
The Children’s Museum at Schönbrunn Palace is truly an imperial experience!
During the guided tours and workshops you can dress up like the children of yesteryear in the magnificent rooms. You’ll learn about the daily routine of the emperor’s children.
Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna
Past versus future! The technical museum exhibits both historical objects and new technologies. The guided tours and puzzle rallies invite you to join in and try things out.
Address: Mariahilfer Strasse 212, 1140 Vienna.
In the chocolate museum of Confiserie Heindl you can learn all there is to know about chocolate. The workshops and guided tours give you an exciting insight into the production of chocolate and of course you can also have a snack.
Address: Willendorfer Gasse 2, 1230 Vienna
Vienna also offers several indoor playgrounds
where children can let off steam creatively and physically.
MuSe Creative Spaces
Address: Karl-Popper-Strasse 8, 1100 Vienna
Tigers World Amusement Park
Address: Albert-Schweitzer-Gasse 6, 1140 Vienna
Address: Handelskai 94 -96, 1200 Vienna
Another creative and artistic activity that we can highly recommend is ceramic painting.
There you can artistically paint a selected figure yourself.
Ceramic painting made by YOU
Address: Liechtensteinstraße 46a, 1090 Vienna