Josephinum - Vienna

The Josephinum was built between 1783 and 1785, according to plans by Isidor Canevale for the Medical-Surgical Academy. Today it houses a large part of the medical faculty of Vienna. The Academy was founded in 1785 by Joseph II of the Holy Empire, to give better training to both civil and military doctors and midwives. So that they could better understand the human body, between 1784 and 1788 around 1192 wax models were made in Florence and transported to Vienna for the academy! Today they are protected in rosewood cabinets, behind Venetian glass, and housed in 6 halls of the Josephinum. Three of these halls and the documentation of the history of the Medical faculty of Vienna are open to the public. If you wish to see all of the halls, you must take a guided tour.


Open Monday and Tuesday 9am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm. Guided tours available on Thursdays at 11am or contact [email protected] to visit on a Wednesday

Address : Währinger Straße 25 1090 Vienna Austria

Subway : U Schottentor

Bus : Stop: Schwarzspanierstraße or Sensengasse

Phone : +43 140160

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Email : [email protected]

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