The easiest and fastest way to book is to call us at: +43 (0) 1 890 60 60.

The hotline is administered by our cooperation partner “Dialogue in the Dark”. When booking, please simply mention that you would like to visit “HANDS UP”.

Deaf visitors can book via e-mail: Please mention if you (or parts of your group) are deaf – and of course that you would like to book “HANDS UP”.

Please also note our opening hours, when planning your visit.


Adults€ 18,00
Students <27 (Professional or Post Secondary & Tertiary Education), Seniors > 60, People with Disabilities€ 15,50
Students <19 (Primary or Secondary Education or during mandatory civil or military service)€ 13,50
per child <15 (minimum one child)€ 12,50
per adult (maximum two parents / guardians / adult relatives)€ 15,50
Category 1
Schools of general education (primary or secondary education, as a class), at least 7 pupils, <19
€ 09,50
Category 2
for groups of at least 8 people from institutions of professional/vocational education (apprenticeship etc.) or pupils aged > 18, as well as non-school youth groups
€ 13,50
Category 3
for groups of at least 8 people from post-secondary and tertiary institutions (i.e. colleges, universities)
€ 15,50


Re-opening on 15th of September

Covid 19 has also had a huge impact on HANDS UP – Erlebnis Stille.
Our doors will remain closed during the summer to regain energy for the big re-opening on September 15 and excitingly quiet autumn. Appointments for autumn may already be booked during the summer via for private groups, schools, and companies.

Regular opening times from September 2020

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last tour at 5 p.m.)
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last tour at 4 p.m.)
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last tour at 4:00 p.m.)

Closed on public holiday
Closed for out of town bookings

Further opening hours for group bookings on request.

External mission for an inclusive world

The HANDS UP team is on the road in the name of inclusion, awareness raising and diversity. For this reason, our exhibition is closed on the following days:

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For companies

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 € 270,-
Up to 15 persons

Send us an email with your preferred date to and we can check availability for you immediately.

Company outing – a special occasion with meaning

„An incredible experience … in almost all senses.“​ Astrid W. 

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.

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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 .

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 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.


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