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Kunsthistorisches Museum

Maria Theresienplatz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Kunsthistorisches Museum The Kunsthistorisches Museum is the Museum of Fine Arts and is located at Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna.   Website... more »
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The place has art from all of the periods and styles. It is not one of the greatest in Europe, but still it has decent collection of ancient and modern art. If in Vienna, should be on your list.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Art collection world-class - if you are not a huge museum-lover, be prepared to be blown away. Vermeer, Raphael, Pieter Brueghel, Rembrandt - the list is too long - as are all the Vienna museums collections. do NOT miss Egyptian and Greek sections. As many people say, the building is as much a museum as the collections are - simply... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I only went to the picture gallery and the kunstkammer as I'd seen enough Egyptian end Roman antiquities this trip. I found the galleries well laid out and it was easy to follow a pattern to see them all. They have whole rooms of Reuben, Titian and other famous painters. Don't miss the Klimt works above the stairs.

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Sumrall, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very huge but yet easy to navigate. I guess like everyman, there are some things in art that I just don't care for as much as others; in this museum I never ran out of things to view that I enjoyed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection and located in its own palace! Pace yourself and enjoy this feast to the eyes. Very, very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This museum's collection is extensive. I'm sure you'd need the whole day to cover it, maybe even more than a day. We toured through the huge Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections, and the Kunstkammer Vienna (goldsmith, sculptures, bronzes, etc, accumulated by the Habsburgs). Beautiful works of art from multiple eras. A very nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently visited Vienna and were keen to see the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum. We were being taken around Vienna by my cousin and his wife who, despite having lived there for 28 years, have never been to the museum. From the moment you arrive the experience is extraordinary. The building itself is a work of art... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Bit of a highlight this. Massive, on a scale with the National Gallery in London for its paintings. Get the audio guide for extra depth and insight....has over 800 selections in the English version. beautiful building too, and a waiter service cafe which makes a change from the self serve offerings in other museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful collection and beautiful museum! I think that this is one of the best museums in the world & a must see for art lovers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Visiting with two kids (11 and 8), we made a tactical choice at the KHM to be selective on what we saw. First, we arrived at 3:00 pm, so most of the crowds had gone. Second, we focused on the Egyptian and Roman collections and then the German/Dutch painters. So we essentially saw half of the museum. The audio guides... More

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