opening hours


monday to friday from 10 am until 6 pm

and kindly by arrangement also on public holidays and weekends

events / entrances

generally free except for special events

to the special edition event tickets


Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging, Austria
Tel / fixed line: +43-2243-87 087 381
Tel / mobile: +43-676-84 11 81 200



how to reach us

Maria Gugging belongs to the township of Klosterneuburg and lies 20 km northwest of Vienna.
The gallery gugging is situated on a hill next to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria).

by public transport

  • from Vienna: U4 to last stop Wien-Heiligenstadt.
  • from Heiligenstadt with the bus 400 & 142 (IST-Shuttle) direction Maria Gugging/Lourdesgrotte.
  • to bus stop IST Austria. Please get off here and follow the signs to the gallery gugging on the hill.



TIP: In only 20 minutes with the IST Austria Shuttle-BUS form Heiligenstadt to Maria Gugging

normal fare + 20 Cent!

We are happy to provide you with a free shuttle bus on the evenings of our exhibition openings. The bus departs from Albertinaplatz, 1010 Vienna, at 6 pm and takes you back there at 9 pm. Please register.

by car

from Vienna: B14 (highway) direction Klosterneuburg

>through Klosterneuburg approx. 6 km direction Tulln

>through Kierling to Maria Gugging

>after the town sign “Maria Gugging” enter first exit at the roundabout and follow the signs to gallery gugging on the hill

Link to Google

by bike

Link Bike map Bikeway map Klosterneuburg

barrier-free visit

All areas can be reached barrier-free.

house of artists

The House of Artists is the origin of the art from Gugging, because since 1981 the “Artists from Gugging” live in this building. The House of Artists is a work of art in itself: the façade is painted with the murals of internationally successful Gugging Artists such as Johann Garber, Philipp SchöpkeOswald Tschirtner, August Walla, and others. Inside is the room of the universal artist August Walla, covered from ceiling to floor with paintings, the workshop of Johann Garber and the living rooms of the Gugging Artists. The House of Artists is at once a work of art, a contemporary document and a testimony of appropriation.

Website House of Artists

museum gugging

Conceived as an exhibition house for the Gugging Artists and the art movement art brut, the museum gugging shows the works of the artists from Gugging at their place of origin and is at the same time a forum for international art brut.

With this orientation, the museum gugging occupies a unique position in the Austrian museum landscape and is one of the most important international exhibition venues for art brut.

The museum gugging is oriented towards high quality standards and measures itself against international exhibition standards. Visitor friendliness, service orientation, accessibility and bilingualism are a natural part of the museum’s culture.

The museum gugging refers to Jean Dubuffet’s concept of art brut and leads to an open scientific discourse. Dubuffet defined art brut as uneducated art that is created spontaneously, unreflected and free of academic influence and current trends. Since the 1970s, the artists from Gugging have been among the most important exponents of art brut worldwide. Jean Dubuffet personally recognized them as representatives of this art movement.

The museum gugging aims to present the artists from Gugging and to establish art brut as an international art movement. Exhibitions are put together in the house by the artistic director and renowned curators from Germany and abroad. The museum gugging attaches special importance to a modern and dedicated art education and opens itself to groups of young visitors.

The museum gugging sees itself historically as part of the Art Brut Center Gugging. The location Maria Gugging, the affiliation to the Art Brut Center and the immediate proximity to the Gugging Artists are part of the distinctive character of this house.

Website museum gugging







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