Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

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#3 of 510 in Museums in Austria
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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  • The collection is so vast and extensive, one would need at least half a day just to browse through it.  more »
  • This museum houses the art treasures that have brought the Habsburgs together in their time. Collections from ancient Egypt as well as Renaissance and Baroque art. This museum (1891) was built for the extensive art collection of the Imperial family. An unprecedented collection! It is the third most important museum in the world. The interior is beautiful, a masterpiece in itself thanks to the interplay between decoration and exhibited works. The large opulent staircase hall jumps into the eye. Antique collections, with collections from Egypt and the Near East, sculptures, the coin cabinet with more than 700,000 pieces that are more than 3 centuries old, and is one of the most important in the world, the prestigious art room with about 2,200 precious Objects. But the folding piece is undoubtedly the painting gallery with the largest Breughel collection in the world. (Pieter Breughel the Elder.) Other works by famous master painters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dijck, are also to be admired here. Impressive Museum! You should see this in Vienna! Take your time and admire.
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  • Built along the ring road, you can enjoy all the masterpieces of Bruegel, Raphael and Velázquez as you wish. The building itself is beautiful with marble floors and pillars, and at the top of the wall you can see klimt's work. On the second floor, there is a café under the dome with an eye-popping decoration, and if you're not interested in painting, it's worth it just to visit here! The ticket office at the entrance is quite crowded, but there is an automatic ticketing machine for credit cards on the other side of the manned counter, and i was able to purchase tickets without waiting.
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  • Great museum. Try not to get overwhelmed. Just stroll through the galleries and so off of something inevitably catches your eye... Then have a close look and move on. Otherwise this could take a week to look around properly. The cafe is also an amazing space and worth a stop off.
  • This place is magnificent. Here you can see everything started from old Egypt to Italian art, like #Caravaggio, Titian and others. here is perfect artworks like Bruegel, Bosch, Rubens and more. There is very beautiful roof painting when you go from central entrance from 1st to second floor, this painting is perfection, no words can describe it. If you are in Vienna you must see this Museum this is just perfect. 👌🏼👌🏼😊
  • The Roman exhibition is among the most well organized and well lit I've ever seen. It has clearly been renovated recently, it feels new and well thought. So how come that there is NOTHING in English, but German only? It's a shame and I would expected so much more from this museum. You cannot pretend to be one of the most important museum in Europe (and believe me, they have so many works of art that they could) and forget to translate anything.
  • This museum has a diverse array of ancient and modern artifacts from around the world, it outpaces most North American museums with the quality and uniqueness of many of the items. Well the entire museum is not bilingual, many exhibits are presented in both German and English as well as occasional other languages making it very easy to enjoy. We found the ancient Egypt section to be incredible.
  • The collections kept here are truly delightful for the eyes and soul, it's luxury for the sake of luxury, and after a few rooms of statues dripped in gold and jewels you almost become jaded to it; Yet you cannot help but awe at the beauty of every item displayed here and get lost countless minutes studying all the intricate details. No words, just pure beauty.
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