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Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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In a palatial building, Kunsthistorisches Museum exhibits the Habsburgs' extensive art collection, which was amassed over centuries. Designed by architect Gottfried Semper, the museum is mirrored by an identical building on the opposite side of the Ringstrasse, which houses the Naturhistorisches Museum. Discover works by artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt, as well as a large collection by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. An audio guide offers an in-depth exploration of close to 600 works in the museum, including commentary on the building itself. In addition to the masterpieces on display, the museum includes a reference library of more than 256,000 manuscripts, maps, and historical prints relating to art and cultural history. For Kunsthistorisches Museum and beyond, use our Vienna family vacation planner to get the most from your Vienna vacation.
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  • It was one of the largest museums I've ever visited! The entry is rather expensive (€15), but it's worth it! We have spent a total of 6 hours there to visit so many things!
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  • If you like the Flemish painters... don't miss the Kunsthistorisches Museum... There is also a Caravages...
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  • The Museum is ambiguous. If you were at the Louvre, the Hermitage or the Uffizi Gallery, there will be not too interesting. The main "Star" Museum-Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel. My personal verdict-if not strongly interested in paintings, do not go, and the best go to the nearby Museum of nature.
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  • The museum has an excellent colletion of old masters paintings. I am impressed by the quality of artworks as well as the architectural design of the museum itself. A great museum to visit if you are in Vienna.
  • This museum is the most amazing place I have ever seen. The architecture along with the contents give you a full appreciation of this part of the world and its extremely rich history.
  • I always come in this museum to see the Klimt arts on the wall near the stairs. I really like the egyptian and greek, roman sections. I also like the section with all the fine objects.
  • An incredibly beautiful building, and an enormous amount of exhibits to see. You could easily spend the day here
  • We were more interested in the interiors than the exhibition itself. Prettier than the opposite Natural History Museum but try to see both if you have time.