The Covid 19 measures stipulated by the federal government apply. We can only allow entrance with appropriate documentation (tested or vaccinated).
We kindly ask you to make a reservation in advance.
The hotline is managed by our cooperation partner “Dialog im Dunkeln”. So when booking, don’t forget to mention that you want to visit HANDS UP. When booking, please note our changed opening hours.
Click here to buy a ticket voucher via WienTicket. You can also download the print-at-home voucher template here.
|Adults discount (-25%) with annual ticket of the Wiener Linien (please bring your Wiener Linien annual pass, too)||€ 14,90|
|Students, seniors, people with disabilities||€ 17,50|
|Children and Youths under 18||€ 15,50|
|Family Ticket (1 Adult + 1 Child/Youth under 18 Years)||€ 33,00|
|School classes, per pupil (1 accompanying person free of charge for every 8 children)||€ 09,90|
|EXCLUSIVE GUIDES within the opening hours (exclusive!: No booking of persons from outside the group, until 5 p.m.)||€ 295,00|
|EXCLUSIVE GUIDES within the opening hours (exclusive!: No booking of persons from outside the group, from 5 p.m.)||€ 350,00|
Regular opening times
We kindly ask our visitors to book in advance. The Covid 19 measures stipulated by the federal government apply.
Regular Opening hours:
Guided tours for private and individual visitors without advance booking on the hour.
Tuesday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 (last guided tour).
Saturday: 13:00 – 16:00 (last guided tour)
Monday, Sunday and public holiday: closed
Please enquire for limited opening hours due to external missions:
13.04.2023 until 22.04.2023
02.10.2023 until 06.10.2023
13.11.2023 until 15.11.2023
Closed on Mondays, Sundays and on public holidays.
Closed on public holidays
Closed for out of town bookings
Special opening hours during the semester break for private and individual visitors:
Thurs., 09.02.2023 – Sat., 11.02.2023: Guided tours without advance booking on the hour between 13.00 and 16.00 (last tour)
External mission for an inclusive world
The HANDS UP team is on the road on behalf of our heart issues of inclusion, awareness and diversity. For this reason, the exhibition will be closed on selected days. The dates will be updated regularly and announced on our homepage.
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How does Sign Language work? How do Deaf people experience music? How do they manage everyday life? HANDS UP takes visitors on a journey into a silent world. On this journey, the beauty of Sign Language and the practice of non-verbal communication are explored, and visitors learn their first song in Sign Language, as well as some everyday signs.
„It’s such a great experience.“ Irene N.
from € 18,- per Person
The exhibition is located in the 1st district on the Freyung, surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and eateries to suit every taste.
HANDS UP on tour
HANDS UP is mobile as well. We travel with the exhibition throughout Austria.
Exclusive guided Tours
Give yourself and your employees the chance to immerse yourselves in the world of silence and to discover new ways of communicating at our exhibition.
During a one-hour tour, our deaf guides accompany you through the 4 rooms of our exhibition with humour. Your exclusive guided tour focuses on non-verbal communication between participants. It is all about being confident and not afraid of making mistakes, while creating shared memories. Our focus is on learning, gaining experiences and having fun.
Per Team € 295,-
Up to 15 people
Send us an email with your preferred date to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can check availability for you immediately.
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While you are at HANDS UP, why not also visit our partner exhibition “Dialogue in the Dark”. You won’t see anything at all there! Visitors are led by blind or visually impaired guides through completely darkened rooms to experience what is might be like to be blind.
HANDS UP – Immersion in the World of the Deaf
Schottenstift, Freyung 6 (1st Court, Basement Floor), 1010 Vienna, Austria
Version 1: Station Schottentor
Take theU2, trams D, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44; 1a, or 40a bus to the station Schottentor.Take the “Schottengasse” exit. Walk approximately 150m along Schottengasse (with your back to the big church / Votivkirche). Then turn left into Helfersdorferstraße and after 10m (right next to the Raiffeisen Bank), go through the small entrance into the courtyard of the Schottenstift abbey. Walk straight on for 70m – after the two beer gardens you can see our stairway on the left-hand side: you will find us one floor down, below the ground.
Version 2: Station Herrengasse
Take the U3, 2a or 3a bus to the station Herrengasse
Take the “Herrengasse” exit. After approximately 20m on the Fahnengasse (opposite direction to the underground exit), you will reach the Herrengasse. Turn right, and walk along the Herrengasse for about 250m (past Cafe Central). After the parking garage entrance, the Herrengasse crosses Freyung. You can see the Schottenkirche (on the right-hand side – a big, yellow church). Walk through the big archway on the left of the church into the courtyard of the Schottenstift abbey. Right afterwards, you will see our stairway straight-ahead (in the middle of courtyard): you will find us one floor down, below the ground.
Enjoy a relaxed journey on the modern WESTbahn trains. Cheap ticket prices, personal assistance on board, stepless entrances, high punctuality rates and, above all, speed make travelling by WESTbahn an attractive alternative to taking the car. Short intervals between trains due to more than 30 departures per day in both directions (to and from Vienna) make your trip to Vienna easy and uncomplicated. WESTbahn customers receive a € 4, – reduction. More information at westbahn.at .
From the “Wien Praterstern” station, you can reach us easily using the U2, from “Wien Westbahnhof”, take the U3.
Monday – Friday (working days) from 9am until 10pm, parking charges apply in the first district (parking tickets are compulsory and can be bought from tobacco shops (Trafik) or via mobile phone if you register at www.handyparken.at). Outside of these hours, you do not need to pay. Please read the “small print” on the road signs – some surrounding parking lots are reserved for residents.
On the crossing Herrengasse & Freyung, that is directly opposite of our entrance, there is a Wipark Garage. Parking costs 4 Euros per hour (information provided without guarantee!).
Dear wheelchair users, Unfortunately, we cannot currently accommodate wheel chair users as visitors due to technical reasons and requirements by the authorities. We are working on solving this as soon as possible.
We take great care to ensure our exhibition is fully accessible so that everyone – regardless of disabilities – can visit us. However, we would kindly ask you to let us know when booking so we can plan smaller groups if necessary.