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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  • Although we spent about three hours here, that is no where near enough time to cover all on offer. Masterpieces, enormous canvases, and even hidden gems in the architecture make this a must see in... 
    Although we spent about three hours here, that is no where near enough time to cover all on offer. Masterpieces, enormous canvases, and even hidden gems in the architecture make this a must see in...  more »
  • I spent 3-4 hours in this museum and could not see it all. There were so many interesting wings and the cafe was fantastic! There is something for everyone, but I liked the sculptures the best... 
    I spent 3-4 hours in this museum and could not see it all. There were so many interesting wings and the cafe was fantastic! There is something for everyone, but I liked the sculptures the best...  more »
  • This primary art museum in Vienna hosts a stable exhibit of older German, Austrian and some old Italian masters (Rafael) and Spanish artists (Velazquez). A highlight were the 4 "season" paintings by.....  more
    This primary art museum in Vienna hosts a stable exhibit of older German, Austrian and some old Italian masters (Rafael) and Spanish artists (Velazquez). A highlight were the 4 "season" paintings by.....  more »
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  • One of the best art history museums in Europe with exhibition from the ancient Egypt until Renaissance and more. Sculptures, paintings, decorative artwork, famous authors, everything perfectly exposed and presented. You may easily spend an entire enjoyable day and don't miss the gorgeous museum Cafe before leaving.
  • Such a lovely tour! The lady knew so much about everything she showed us and encouraged questions. She also made clear that the museum respects the cultures who's artifacts it's displaying. Great experience
  • Absolutely gorgeous museum! We’re going there for the third time this week and still fee that we only scratched what it has to offer. Audio guide is very useful, but sometimes the guide numbers are missing next to the paintings. Make sure to ask for audio guide map when picking up the guide
  • Amazing building full of amazing historical artifacts and art pieces. Many areas to sit down and relax while watching the art. Very accommodating atmosphere, and a great escape from the cold weather. A visit can easily take a couple of hours and it's very close to many other museums so definitely a great way to spend a day in Vienna.
  • Great museum we had a great time. Learned a thing or two. Just a quick tip there are separate tickets for the museum and the exhibition, make sure you read the online ticket options. :) even without the tickets for the exhibition we spent two hours walking around.

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