Vienna’s cultural diversity
From shoes to porcelain and snow globes
When it comes to offering a diverse range of museums, very few cities could compete with Vienna. From its impressive art collection at the Imperial Palace to the mini museum with its adjoining factory, there truly is something for everyone. Join HÖGL in exploring Vienna’s many museums.
© Landesinnung Wien der Schuhmacher/Wiener Schuhmuseum
A magical draw for the ladies: Vienna’s Schuhmuseum
In a 100 square metre space, the Schuhmuseum presents the history of shoemaking. Its unique collection of historical items makes it an absolute must for shoe fans. In a presentation full of charm, knowledge and the trademark Viennese wit, a team of retired master shoemakers guides you through the exhibits. The only drawback? Sadly, you’re not allowed to try on the exhibits ;) Vienna’s Schuhmuseum is located in the city’s 8th district and is open for visitors every second Tuesday of the month.
Palais Augarten © Augarten Porcelain Factory/Augarten Porcelain Museum Viennese criers © Augarten Porcelain Factory/Augarten Porcelain Museum
Caution, fragile: the Augarten Porcelain Museum
How did fine porcelain from distant China end up in Vienna? And what about the delicate feldspar, quartz and kaolinite cups and figurines? The Porcelain Museum in the Palais Augarten answers these and other questions about this fragile material. For those with a keen interest, the Augarten Porcelain Factory also offers a range of figurine making and porcelain painting courses.
© Brick Museum Vienna
Solid foundations: Vienna’s Brick Museum
A whole museum dedicated to bricks. You may seem surprised, but, in fact, Austria is home to more than one of them! This huge collection of bricks is located in Vienna’s 17th district. More than 10,000 bricks dating from Roman times to the present day are carefully categorised and stored here. Interesting - and not just for builders.
© Snow Globe Museum Vienna
Snow softly falls all year round at the Snow Globe Museum
It’s not just in winter that countless new and antique snow globes enchant visitors in this small yet wonderful museum, also in the 17th district. A real family business, these popular souvenirs have been made in the adjoining factory for the last 116 years.
Be the museums’ best dressed in Högl
Our graceful ballerina pumps in light silver are the perfect match for the fine porcelain figurines at the Augarten. And you can bring out that playful side when it comes to the Snow Globe Museum, allowing our metallic ballerina pumps with a silver bow to glitter and gleam alongside the falling snow.
For your visit to the Schuhmuseum, go for something a little more unusual. After all, you’ll be surrounded by examples of the most fascinating and exquisite shoes in history! We recommend our modern metallic woven-effect trainers, which could be exhibition pieces themselves.
Which HÖGL style would you most like to wear on your museum visit? Tag your favourite on Instagram using #hogllove.
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