Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps
Feiglingplatz is a very small square. It is stark and bare, with no vegetation, and just one plinth without a statue sits in the middle. The square was built at the same time as Heldenplatz, Heroes Square. The idea of the square was that no soldier wanted to be thought a coward and be represented in this square, so all soldiers fought valiantly in all the wars in the hope of being represented in Heroes Square instead. The empty plinth proved the idea worked.
The Museum of Alte Kunst is not as well-known as the Kunsthistoriches Museum, but is close to the MUMOK and has a wonderful collection of works by old masters. There is a combined ticket for both museums, which the visitor can buy if they believe they won’t sound like a character from Star Trek when ordering the ticket.
The Fraud Freud Museum
This museum provides a history of all the controversial psychoanalysts who have attained popularity in the past 100 years, ranging from snake oil salesmen to famous thinkers such as the psychoanalyst Lacan and the Austro-Hungarian Marxist critic György Lukács. Claims are investigated, assessed, and yes analysed for their accuracy and relevance to modern life. Some psychoanalysts are judged as downright wicked, others are diagnosed mainly as wrong though very clever, or wrong and not very clever, or just plain boring. If you can understand what’s being said, you can decide for yourself what you believe, although you may have to seek professional help.