Wien IX, Berggasse 19. This is the address where Sigmund Freud lived and worked for 47 years before he had to flee from the Nazis in 1938. This place is known worldwide as the birthplace of psychoanalysis - it was here that Freud revolutionized the human self-image.
Extensively renovated and expanded in 2020, the Sigmund Freud Museum, founded in 1971, now displays all of the family's private rooms as well as Sigmund and Anna Freud's practices. Click here for information about our permanent exhibitions on the development of psychoanalysis, the Freud family life and the history of the house, our conceptual art collection, and special exhibitions.
SURREAL! Imagining New Realities
From May 5, 2022, the new special exhibition of the Sigmund Freud Museum with works from the Klewan Collection explores the tense relationship between psychoanalysis and surrealism. More about the exhibition ...
Video Tour with Director Monika Pessler
Talk with Philippe Sands and Esther Freud
Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature
In Freud's 'first practice', the exhibition Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature shows works form the museum's collection of conceptual art, thus making references between psychoanalysis and the arts.
One is inclined to say that the intention that man should be ´happy´ has no part in the plan of ´creation´.
Sigmund Freud, 1930
Frei Sprechen - Speak Freely
Leitmotif for the program of the Sigmund Freud Museum. Monika Pessler, Director