Not sure why, but in my self-created memories of my visit to Vienna Austria as a kid there is a bit about us visiting Freud’s home. Whether my parents support this claim or not is almost irrelevant, if Freud has taught us anything it’s that our inner world guides much of how we think and perceive the world. So it was perhaps only natural that in my last visit to Austria my footsteps guided me towards Freud’s home, completely ignoring all the world-class attractions Vienna has to offer , to try and learn a bit about this extraordinary person and maybe readjust and reshape those false-memories into something slightly more related to reality.

 

 

(the above is from an art gallery just next to Freud’s home, just thought it’s a fitting image for the location)

 

Doesn’t look like much from the outside, let’s go in…

 

 

A brief timeline of Freud’s life on the way up to the entrance…

 

 

And inside, well, there isn’t much, but an audio guide will take you through what is left and what was Freud’s home and practice and his daily routine…

 

 

With various photos and certificates…

 

 

And small exhibitions about the man…

 

 

To be honest, unless you’re really curious about Freud, as I was, then this might not be the most engaging exhibition. To me, the life of Freud, his personality, his journey with psycho-analysis and the formation of the psychoanalytic association, his life as a secular Jew in Austria before and after the Nazi occupation, these are remarkable tales of a truly unique figure and thinker in the fairly recent history.

 

 

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To psychologists or people who falsely remember visiting this as children – a must. To the rest – there are better tourist attractions for you all over Vienna, and I’d only do this if have extra time to spare or lingering in Vienna for very long.



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