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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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  • Emperor Franz Joseph constructed the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts in 1891 to showcase the imperial collections. The museum ranks as one of the most important museums in the world. The exterior is made....  more
    Emperor Franz Joseph constructed the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts in 1891 to showcase the imperial collections. The museum ranks as one of the most important museums in the world. The exterior is made....  more »
  • Nice museum, we especially enjoyed the beautiful items in the Kunst exhibition. Loved the atmosphere in restaurant on the 1st floor. 
    Nice museum, we especially enjoyed the beautiful items in the Kunst exhibition. Loved the atmosphere in restaurant on the 1st floor.  more »
  • Good collection. Beautiful building. However, if you are not german speaker, you won't understand the mini descriptions on the collection. This museum doesn't support English unless you buy the... 
    Good collection. Beautiful building. However, if you are not german speaker, you won't understand the mini descriptions on the collection. This museum doesn't support English unless you buy the...  more »
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  • Inside and out, this place is beautiful and full of history. The best museum I've been to so far. All the floors have exhibits. I thought I've already seen a lot based on the paintings and sculptures I've seen on floor 1, but I was surprised to see that the floor 0 to 05 (archeology section) has many to offer (Egypt, Greek and gold collections). I liked eating at the ornate restaurant too. It offered good meals for the same prices outside.
  • Wow!! This museum takes most of the day. We were there from 10:15am to 2:45pm with a brief cafe break and I'm certain that we did not manage to see everything. So worth it! The paintings, the collections, and the special exhibits are all fantastically curated. We saw the Iron Man exhibit and it was pretty cool.
  • Amazingly diverse place. I don’t live in Vienna anymore, but we still go there about 2-3 times a year and visit the museum nearly every time. Here is what I suggest: 1) Get an annual pass and visit a few times - it’s well worth it. 2) The museum offers Thursday night dinners. It’s lovely. Reservation needed. 3) I love the Egyptian collection
  • Excellent collection in a beautiful building. A little difficult to navigate, but such a great place to get “lost.” Most of the displays appear to be constructed to allow the guests to get as close as possible, which I really appreciate. Obviously there are still a lot of things that are behind glass, but there’s a lot that you are able to stand within inches of and really get great photographs.
  • A wonderful museum! A wide collection of paintings with some of them famous. The Egyptian and Greek antiquities are also very beautiful. You can see statues from different periods, jewellery, mummies and many more. The entrance of the museum is very stunning and also you can admire the wonderful dome from there.

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