Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

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In a palatial building, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien 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. Take a look at our Vienna trip planner to schedule your visit to Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • As someone who knows next to nothing about fine art but it is willing to learn, I was keen to visit when I was in Vienna two weeks ago. I knew therefore I wouldn't be able to take a lot in but wanted ...  more »
  • This Museum of art history and Italian Renaissance style will provide you with the sight of a huge collection of artworks, ranging from Lions roaring at the end of the entrance staircase, crowned with large sculptural group Theseus and the Centaur, the Canova. Unmissable!
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  • We spent a rainy morning in here and walked through every room. Lots of famous paintings as well as ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman treasures. Plenty to see including my favourite - Bruegel the elde...  more »
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  • Totally amazing art. Blown away. Not expensive entry, and the richness of their collection is absolutely must-see. There's a beautiful restaurant inside which was too much for our wallet, but looks like a scene from an historical fiction. Give yourself plenty of time to amaze at the freshness of old masters.. and new.
  • Great art museum in which you could probably spend more than a day in, since it's really big! The art exhibited there is very beautiful and interesting and very nicely organised. Not only that, but also the architecture in general is very beautiful and stunning. I definitely recommend to visit this museum, if you are in Vienna at any point. It is a must!
  • Such a beautiful building containing beautiful art. You need around 4-6 hours if you like reading about the history of the artworks. There’s also a restaurant coffee bar where you can have a chill time and recharge your energy to continue. It’s a place worth visiting if you’re staying for a longer period of time in Vienna, or if you’ve already been around the city.
  • Wonderful museum with lots of variety. Went there for a Ruben´s exhibition but have to admit that the fixed exhibitions were even more impressive. You need to plan at least half a day to see every room, maybe even more. I can also recommend the restaurant on the first floor for a quick snack. In total: One of the best cultural experiences I had so far.
  • Just love this place. I have a membership card and go very often there. You will always find very interesting exhibitions. A must see in Vienna!
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