Dialog im Dunkeln, as it is known in Austria, was founded in 2002 in Vienna. Initially, it was located at a stone’s throw distance from the iconic tourist attraction “Café Central“ and moved to Stadthalle (city hall) in 2006. In 2009, after the first Dialogue had to close, the concept was adapted into a permanent exhibition back in the city center upon the initiative of Eva Kriechbaum and Helmut Schachinger, who were part of the DiD team. Since then, it has been run by former guides and team members who took over the operations. Every year over 35.000 locals, tourists, school children and other visitors come to explore the rich portfolio of special events and original initiatives the museum has to offer.
“I started working for Dialogue in the Dark as a student’s job eleven years ago. I have been ‘condemned’ ever since. Once you are running a social business, there is no way back and I am thankful there is none for me. Doing my job made me a better person.” Eva Kriechbaum
Open since September 2009