Third Man Museum

The Third Man Museum near Naschmarkt – a magnet for fans of the film – also provides fascinating insights into post-war Viennese history. In addition to featuring a comprehensive collection of original props that featured in Carol Reed’s 1948 classic, the exhibition takes an in-depth look at its historic background and the Austrian capital’s occupation by Allied forces between 1945 and 1955. 13 rooms containing 2,500 exhibits such as cinema programs, sound recordings and video footage as well as the original zither played by Anton Karas await curious visitors. Karas’ music was a global hit – and with 400 cover versions and counting, the Harry Lime theme tune has come to embody the enduring popularity of The Third Man soundtrack. This lovingly curated private museum also contains a fully-functioning projector from 1936, which is used to show short sequences from the film.