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Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Address: Maria Theresien-Platz | 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 525240
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Experience one of the world's foremost museums! Let yourself be enchanted...
Experience one of the world's foremost museums! Let yourself be enchanted by works spanning five millennia, from Ancient Egypt to the modern era. Experience unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Titian and Velázquez as well as the world's largest collection of Bruegel paintings, all in a magnificent setting. The Kunstkammer Vienna, featuring the famous Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini, is a veritable universe of art and beauty guaranteed to transform any visit into an unforgettable experience. Included in the ticket are the collections at the Neue Burg on the opposite side of Vienna's Ringstrasse. Here you will see the instruments used by the great composers and be transported back to chivalrous times when knights held sway and tourneys and hunting shaped courtly life.
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Make sure you have enough time to spend here when you go. Extraordinary collection of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure you have enough time to spend here when you go. Extraordinary collection of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited here in August 2015 and spent 3 hours exploring the amazing Egyptian, tapestry, painting and Hapsburg collections. We didn't come close to doing it justice - allow at least half a day - more if you have time. There is a lovely cafe on the second floor so you could easily make a day of it. Costs 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is truly an outstanding museum. The collections display the power and wealth of the Hapsburgs with world renowned masterpieces by numerous artists as well as numerous beautiful objects. The museum itself with all the marble and gold is truly a fantastic building to visit. It is definitely worth some time and I would highly recommend a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Outstanding collection of paintings from the 14th to 16th century. The Hapsburgs had money and power and bought art. Largest collection of Pieter Brughel the Elder, including Peasant Dance and Peasant Wedding. Numerous Peter Paul Rubens. Plan to spend some serious time here. The building itself is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You will need two perhaps three days to fully enjoy this museum. Make sure to take a break and experience a treat and cup of coffee in the runtundra on the second floor. Good food reasonable price. Free wi-if too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An outstanding art collection housed in a gorgeous building. If you like art, it is a must see! Extensive collection of old masters. The decoration of the interior is as amazing as the art collection. Make sure to pay very close attention to all of the murals in the center of the building as it is easy to miss the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is in a great central location, the information is very detailed and there really is a lot to see. However I did feel some of the rooms with paintings were crowded with pictures and hung quite up on the walls making it difficult to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this is the kind of museum where you immediately feel you've just joined a trip along art history. the building itself is amazing. tickets are not cheap (although free if you are under 18) but it's worth. you start on egypt, then greece and rome and so on, until you reach the modern classics. if you love brueghel, rubens, ticiano,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a museum! We enjoyed the historic oil paintings. The Egyptian and Greek exhibits were wonderful, so many huge displays, all beautifully presented. The tapestries exhibit was also very good. Didn't do the Erotic Art exhibit as time was limited. Able to do these three in three hours. Right on the Ringstrasse, so easy to take the tram and hop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was not an art "gallery" Very little art later than 16th century. Although the works are occasionally fantastic, how many paintings of Jesus being taken to heaven by angels can you see. Work is generally medeival and not enough variety for my tastes. Unless you have a real love for 14th-16th century artwork, skip it.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.