See tours, lectures, events and films about Sigmund Freud and the Museum

Museum tour with Monika Pessler

Director Monika Pessler takes you on a guided tour through the newly renovated Sigmund Freud Museum - in English. Produced by the Vienna Tourist Board.

Promotional Film Sigmund Freud Museum

Impressive close-ups of the exhibition on the life and work of Sigmund Freud at Berggasse 19 in Vienna

Sigmund Freud and his Museum

Adia Trischler walks on the traces of Sigmund Freud and visits the museum. Produced by the Vienna Tourist Board.

Sigmund Freud Museum 2020: Crowdfunding

Christoph Waltz supported the video for the successful crowdfunding campaign to save and renovate Berggasse 19 (in English)


A selection of events and lectures

Unter uns hieß er der Rattenmann. Die Lebensgeschichte des Sigmund-Freud-Patienten Ernst Lanzer (in German language))

Author reading by Georg Augusta and talk with Kathrin Wohlmuth-Konrad (Mandelbaum-Verlag). Introduction: Daniela Finzi, Research Director of the Sigmund Freud Museum.

History, Family, Silence. Phlippe Sands and Esther Freud

Which influence has the past, which influence has a city from which ancestors had to flee on one’s mind, on one’s writing? Philippe Sands and Esther Freud discussed the influence of Vienna on who they are, what they write, and how they write about it. Moderated by Monika Pessler

Festive Opening of the Sigmund Freud Museum

Event in German: On September 23, 2020, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen opened the museum after its renovation. Speakers: Heinz Fassmann Minister of Science, Mayor Michael Ludwig, Andrea Mayer, State Secretary for Culture, Veronic Kaup-Hasler, City Councillor for Culture, Monika Pessler, Director, Peter Noemaier, Chairman, Franz Jurkowitsch, Head of the Supervisory Board.

Vienna Showcase: Sigmund Freud Museum

Tour through the museum and discussion in English with Director Monika Pessler, artist Markus Schinwald and psychoanalyst Stefan Doering, moderated by Adia Trischler. Welcome words by Norbert Kettner, Vienna Tourist Board. Recorded 2020 in cooperation with the Vienna Tourist Board. Directed by Stefan Wuernitzer

Eli Zaretsky: Freudianism and the Twentieth Century Left

In 2017, Eli Zaretsky, Professor for History at the New School in New York gave the keynote lecture to the conference "Where Is the Unconscious Today?" at Vienna's Billrothhaus. Lecture in English

Sigmund Freud Lectures

See a selection of video recordings of the Sigmund Freud Lectures from the last years. More on our YouTube Channel

XLIX - Lisa Appignanesi: Dreaming with Freud, Writing with Freud

Lisa Appignanesi OBE is an award-winning writer, novelist, cultural commentator, and until 2021 Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She was Chair of the Freud Museum London from 2007-2013 and President of English Pen. Amongst her books is the classic Freud’s Women (with John Forrester). Introduction and moderation by Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, welcome words by Monika Pessler.

XLVIII - Colette Soler: La Psychanalyse et le Politique

Colette Soler was trained by Jacques Lacan and was a member of the École freudienne de Paris and later a founding member of the Champ lacanien and its École Internationale de Psychanalyse after the secession from the Association mondiale de psychanalyse (AMP) in 1998. She gave the Sigmund Freud Lecture 2021 from Paris, with an introduction by Viktor Mazin and welcome words by Monika Pessler. Daniela Finzi moderated the discussion.

XLVII -Jacqueline Rose: To Die One’s Own Death – Thinking with Sigmund Freud in a Time of Pandemic

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of Humanities and Co-Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. She gave the Sigmund Freud Lecture at the Freud Museum London. Moderated by Monika Pessler.

XLVI - Jan Assmann: Moses tragicus. Freud, Schönberg und der scheiternde Moses

In 2019, Jan Assmann, Egyptologist and Scientist for Studies of Culture and Religion gave the lecture in German.

XLV - Philipp Blom: Let Me Tell You a Story. Narrative Identitäten in Zeiten des Aufruhrs

Author and Historian Philipp Blom gave the 2018 Sigmund Freud Lecture in German.

XLIV - William Kentridge: A Defence of the Less Good Idea

Artist William Kentridge delivered the Sigmund Freud Lecture 2017 in English at Vienna's Burgtheater, moderated by Erik Porath.

XLIII - Stefano Bolognini: The Humanizing Function of Contemporary Pschoanalytic Empathy

Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Assosiation, gave the 2016 lecture in English.

XLI - Judith Butler: Politik des Todestriebes. Der Fall der Todesstrafe

Judith Butler delivered the Sigmund Freud Lecture of 2014 in German at the University of Vienna, moderated by Jeanne Wolff Bernstein.

XL - Joseph Kosuth: Freud, Beckett and the Uncanny: Some Thoughts on Art as Installation

Artist Joseph Kosuth gave the 2013 lecture in German at the Sigmund Freud Museum, moderated by Peter Pakesch.

XXXVIII - Siri Hustvedt: "Freud's Playground: Some Reflections on the Art and Science of Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity

Author Siri Hustvedt gave the lecture 2011 in English at the Austrian National Bank, moderated by Andrea Bronner.