In this house Freud lived with his wife and six children for 47 years between 1891 and 1938, until he had to flee to London to escape Nazi persecution in 1939.
The idea for the house and its development was overseen by Freud’s daughter Anna, in 1971. The house is full of fascinating items from his life - the restored study and waiting room, restored with original furniture, pictures, souvenirs and items from Freud's collection of antiquities and documents. You will also be able to watch it in rare 1930’s films that tells the story of the fascinating family.
The site is now a pilgrimage site for psychoanalytic researchers and for those interested in psychology who come here for a visit and for research and study purposes. There are over 80,000 visitors every year. You will find here a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, as well as a library considered the greatest in Europe, in the field of psychoanalysis.
One of the interesting exhibitions opened here was an exhibition devoted specifically to the other tenants in the mythological house. The exhibition called "The Disappeared Neighbors of Freud" recreates the lives and fate of the tenants during and after World War II. It is possible to learn from the personal stories of the neighbors about the rise and fall of the Jews of Vienna and Austria.
The doctor reached the conclusion that some of his patients who complaint of physical pain stemmed from mental difficulties they were experiencing, but were not aware of, he began to investigate the issue. From here he reached psychology and excelled at it. Incidentally, he thought that at the basis of human behavior was sexual desire.
Freud was one of the most important thinkers in the field of personality theory, and one of the most prominent and influential scientists in the twentieth century. He is the father of psychoanalysis, which deals with the overall personality structure, its development, its defects and its healing methods. The impact of his research and his theory of the 20th century is enormous. It covers many areas, from art, marketing, public relations, political propaganda and statesmanship to the treatment of PTSD, social relations, the media, and even the selfie culture and the extreme individualism of the individual in the 21st century.
Freud has researched the unconscious and the dreams, as symbols associated with the dreamer's life. He defined himself as a "conqueror of the soul" and in his conception of his research and his role in science, he saw himself as a hero who revealed the secrets of the soul.
When Freud analyzed consciousness, he argued that there are three areas of consciousness in our psyche:
1. The unconscious - perceives the greatest part of the soul.
2. The subconscious - where information is stored.
3. The consciousness - Everything we are aware of at a given moment. This is the smallest part of the soul.
Freud also studied religion and the soul, the humor, the psychology of the masses and the impulses and human sexuality. He developed the idea that Nietzsche had left behind, that the brain was the pilot directing the human heart.
During his life, Freud developed a new treatment method in which the patient converses with the therapist during regular sessions. The therapist helps him to rethink himself, thinking that helps him solve the mental and physical difficulties he suffers from. Today, this method of treatment, and of course the method of psychoanalysis, which means examining the patient's psyche, is seen as the basis of modern psychology.
Freud was not always right, but his influence is enormous and his contribution to the world of psychology and the modern world is incomprehensible in terms of a single person, who is not a dictator or Albert Einstein...