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Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Address: Museum Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-525-240
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum contains not only one of the finest collections of art, but...
This museum contains not only one of the finest collections of art, but also many priceless objects created for the Habsburg emporers.
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Do not skip the Kunstkammer Vienna collection on floor 0.5

All the reviews for items on floor 1 with the paintings cover that material. However, on floor 0.5 is an amazing collection of clocks, ivory carvings, wood carvings, handcrafted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

All the reviews for items on floor 1 with the paintings cover that material. However, on floor 0.5 is an amazing collection of clocks, ivory carvings, wood carvings, handcrafted curios that are so well worth the time. There is a small video room that show how some of the pieces are mechanized which is incredibly fascinating. Also, on the gallery... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It was really worth it! I wish I could stay longer. 2-3 hours minimum is needed. The Egyptian Collection, the Ephesus collection (at the Neu Burg section of the Hofburg Palace which you can visit with the same ticket were impressive. As were all the beautiful artifacts from European dynasties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum alone and was really impressed with the beautiful interiors before I even saw the art & collections. The grand staircase is so huge and the second floor has wall paintings by Klimt that you can view through a sort of telescope in order to see the details. There are several rooms full of paintings by famous... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is impossible not to experience art overload at this amazing museum. Not only more old masters than you can poke a stick at but an amazing array of antiquities as well. The effect of so many paintings side by side and back to back can be a little overpowering as apposed to a curated exhibition. The architecture too as... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As you pass through the front door of this magnificent museum, you realise you are entering somewhere really special. The internal decor is just mind-blowing (the outside is impressive enough!). Set on 3 floors, it is not the largest museum in the world, but it certainly houses some impressive artefacts. The highlight for me were the incredibly intricate ivory sculptures.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a splendid Museum this is. It is without doubt one of the most important museums in the world. The van Dyke's, Rubens, Rembrantds, and Brughels are magnificent¡ We highly recommed this visit¡

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I especially loved the 15th and 16th century dutch and german art. The sheer volume is incredibly impressive, as is the quality of the individual pieces. The building is a work of art on its own, especially the staircase, decorated by Klimt in references to different styles and eras in art history. Nice museum café too, wonderfully located. Service in... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

So much to see - almost too much - but the exhibits were great and plentiful. Loved the dinosaur exhibit and especially the moving/talking raptor - so cool. So much on display and all organized so well. Bring comfy shoes, there's lots to see. And the building and surrounding grounds were stunning to boot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is indeed an example of so many fine exhibitions. So that not to feel bad with yourself, decide in advance what is your favorite- and spend all the time you have there.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My favourite art is painting, but if I want to see a fantastic art collection I go the see the Schatzkammer in Vienna.

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Staying in Inner City

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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.