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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  • My mind was blown. I am by no means an art person. But seeing these works close up changed my appreciation for higher culture. The museum contains beautiful pieces from the past. I especially enjoyed the Roman busts of the emperors. I finished by looking at the Egypt section with the sarcophagus’s. You need 6 hours to properly do the entire museum. Discount with student ID = 11 Euros.
  • It’s a beautiful neo-classical building and one of the most important museums in the world. Probably, you will need more than 4 or 5 hours to see all the collections. They exhibit the most famous painters of Western canon, since Titian to Klimt. Every art lover should visit this museum.
  • That's a huge and very interesting museum. There are many great exhibitions and the appearance of the museum itself is already worth the visit. I spent 4 hours inside it and still wasn't able to see everything. Really a treasure of Wien.
  • One of the most beautiful museums in Europe, I really reccomend it. The restaurant it's amazingly located in the center and the service is incredible. The expositions are amazing with great collections. Kids under 18 yrs can enter for free but don't forget your ID to prove it. There is a locker room where you can leave your bags too and elevators so it's easy to acces every floor.
  • Stunning well organised art. You should definitely visit this museum along with Natural Museum. You literally will have a brief through history's art. Reserve for this at least half a day as you will not find too much time to spend here.
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