Since 1978 BIC “Vitgenstein House” functions as an extended culture office of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Vienna.
The building was designed by the architect Paul Enkelmann and the famous philosopher Ludwig Vitgenstein in 1926-1928. The design was ordered by Vitgenstein’s sister – Margarette Stoneburough-Vitgenstein. The house became centre of Vienna’s cultural life. In 1971 it was declared monument of culture.
The house has unique architecture. All interior details were designed by Ludwig Vitgenstein – the windows, door- and window locks, corner radiators, lift etc. Vitgenstein, the philosopher of the 20th Century, embodied his philosophical ideas into the refined lines of the building, which is now an architectural landmark.
In 1975 the Bulgarian state purchased the property and turned it into Institute of Culture.
BIC “Vitgenstein House” has a creative base where Bulgarian authors stay while in Vienna.
BIC “Vitgenstein House” has four exhibition halls, theatre hall, conference room, library and two Grand Pianos.
The institute’s activity is not limited to the Capital only, but is also involves other Austrian provinces. It aims at internationalising its activity and making it known to wide circles of the Austrian public. It organises many of its activities with the aid of sponsors.