Last year, the “Lange Nacht der Museen” (“Long Night of Museums”) was cancelled due to the corona pandemic. This year, the Austrian broadcasting cooperation ORF and its partners will be inviting guests to the Austria-wide event through museums, galleries, and other art institutions on October 2.
The event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., also includes the possibility of quick trips to Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Germany and Switzerland. Around 640 institutions will be accessible with one single ticket. This was 90 fewer than two years ago.
Outgoing ORF General Director Alexander Wrabetz emphasised the position of the ORF as the “most important cultural body in the country”. He was speaking at the presentation of the programme on Tuesday. “It is a special pleasure for me to present the 21st ORF Long Night of Museums, after the pandemic-stricken cultural autumn of 2020”, he said.
Tickets cost 15 euros regular price (12 euros reduced, and six euros regionally limited), and are valid as entry tickets for the institutions, as tickets for the public transport in Vienna, and on all lines of the Vorarlberg transport federation (VVV), as well as on the shuttles.
Many of the culture houses will offer special exhibits, special guided tours, or their own programmes for children.
Two years ago, the Long Night of Museums had almost 390,000 visitors.
Corona Rules for Your Visit at the “Long Night of Museums”
With cases numbers rising and vaccination numbers stalling, the City of Vienna has introduced new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 with new security measures being in effect in Vienna as of September 15.
Also, as the ORF “Lange Nacht der Museen” website informs, all visitors are asked to observe the current legal requirements for containment of the Covid-19 virus by the Federal Ministry of Health, as well as the guidelines of the respective participating museums.
Visitors are advised to stick to the applicable hygiene and distance rules and to wear an FFP2 mask in closed rooms. In federal museums, it is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask.
Reported in cooperation with the Austrian Press Agency / APA.