A museum that is really hot

In Vienna, autumn has arrived noticeably. The days are getting shorter, temperatures drop and the weather is a little unfriendly on some days. However, Vienna also has a lot to offer, where you are completely independent of the weather, for example, many exciting museums.

Therefore, I will introduce you in the coming weeks some museums which are not so common, perhaps, which are slightly smaller, who all specialize in a topic and definitely are worth visiting. 

Today I start with a museum that is pretty hot: Brennpunkt° - Museum of Heating Customs. More about it Reinahrd Indrak, the museum director will tell you.

Shortly introduce your museum...

On 1.500 sqm of exhibition space, the history of heating in the broadest sense is represented in contemporary modern design with many interactive elements.

What makes your museum so unique?

Content, offer and the funny guided tours

How did you get the idea to start this museum?

Some employees of the City of Vienna have begun to save exhibits / objects from scrapping and preserved it with that for posterity - now an educational mission, especially for our youth arose out of that.

Why did you choose Vienna as location?

The collection was started by Viennese.

Is there something special abou the location of your museum?

Fittingly the museum - like almost all heating systems - is located in the basement of the 3rd Central Vocational School.


Please tell us more about the history of your museum …

From scrap to the idea. From idea to collectible. From collector's item to the restoration. From the Restoration to the hot presentation, which we highly recommend.

3 words that descibe your museum …

Hottest museum of Vienna

Where is your museum located?

In Malfattigasse 4, in 1120 Vienna

Reinhard Indrak's personal Vienna insights

Why I like living in Vienna ...

„Wien ist anders“ - "Vienna is different"

What do you like about the city?

The Viennese charm, the diversity and the beauty of the city.

My personal Vienna tip …

Donaukanal and Bermudadreieck

My favourite place in Vienna …


My favourite restaurant in Vienna …

Viele urgemütliche, typisch wienerische Kaffeehäuser



About Brennpunkt° - Museum of Heating Customs in Vienna



Brennpunkt° shows everything related to the heating, this mainly as an issue of social and cultural changes. The individual rooms of the museum lead you from the big city and its facilities into the private life of the people and the heating for cooking, bathing and cleaning.

In this museum you can see objects that you would otherwise never see: old boilers, chillers, commercial kitchen equipment, steam heaters, stoves artfully crafted and curious everyday objects.

It gives you a fascinating insight into the development of heating and in the daily life of the people of a city.

Contact and location

Brennpunkt° - Museum of Heating Customs

Malfattigasse 4, 1120 Vienna

Web: Museum of Heating Customs