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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Wonderful. Tired at end of day. Along with MAK a must stop. Maybe pair with the leopold museum nearby for a museum day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful. Tired at end of day. Along with MAK a must stop. Maybe pair with the leopold museum nearby for a museum day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite literally the loveliest museum I've ever been to, and by far the most grand - the building itself is a work of art (and Klimt painted some of the wall murals). The museum looks/feels like a palace, but was built for this purpose, so the art is perfectly displayed. Very classical feel, the walls were the most beautiful colors,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could not even finish all in one day. So marvelous. Better than the British museum with massive collection.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to this museum not knowing anything about it except that others on tripadvisor said it was worth the time. It sure was! We spent 3 hours just going through the art museum. It was nice to be able to take pictures of the art so I can remember what I saw. I liked the old masters the most.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is breathtaking, both the building and its collections. The museum itself is a work of art, worthy of the trip alone. The collections are excellent and well put together; for those interested in European fine art, this museum is right up there with the very best. Very impressive in particular for works by Ruben. Excellent value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building was built to house the emperors art collection but turned into a piece of art itself! This is an amazing museum that features a wide selection of European and world art. Don't miss the Cellini Salt Cellar -- a piece that was stolen but later recovered, a truly magnificent piece with a wonderful story!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing building holds plenty of treasures well worth visiting! In addition to art from various time periods, especially interesting are art interventions by modern artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, but nice collection and limited in periods represented. Good museum for those of us who like to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of paintings from the 16-17th centuries - exemplary works by Rubens, Titian, Duerer and other usual suspects, plus a couple of fantastic Caravaggios... The interior itself is worth the visit (see pics). Finally, if you are into objects of art, this is one of the best places in the world - the Kunstkammer is amazing. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, one of the world's best museums. Beautiful building with great exhibitions. You can spend a lot of time here, but did a good walking tour of most of the art in 2 hours. Extraordinary decorative arts!

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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.