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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Alas, we were tight for time, so could not go around the KunstKammer again - we left friends going around it who were suitably overwhelmed. We saw three wings, including the... read more

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Alas, we were tight for time, so could not go around the KunstKammer again - we left friends going around it who were suitably overwhelmed. We saw three wings, including the Flemish and will return on our next trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply an amazing museum with what I would say is almost too much to see. My husband and I had thought this stop would take 1.5 to 2 hours max but after 3 hours "rushing" through we still hadn't seen everything! It is definitely worth getting the audio guide and taking your time admiring the masterpieces. Ideally I would suggest... More 

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This is a must for art lovers. Dürer, the Cranachs, Holbein, Arcimboldo and the wonderful Raphael. The cafe at the museum is a rare gem.

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Massive collection of art (mostly paintings) by the old masters. The museum itself is beautiful inside and out and well laid out and organised. If you love art history, you may need to take your time and spend the whole day here.

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What an amazing display of fine art! This is a MUST DO when visiting Vienna. Plan on spending several hours at a minimum and a couple days would be better. The building itself is a work of art and the galleries are laid out according to type and era of the art. Get the audio guides to expand your experience.

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Since this art museum is ginormous,I decided to devote my day to their collection of Late Gothic,Renaissance and Tenebrist Italian paintings primarily on my recent visit.I went to halls 1 through 6 and cabinets 1 through 11.Personal favorites were Antonio Vivarini:s"Saint Jerome Altar",Benozzo Gozzoli.s"Madonna and Child With Saints Francis and Bernardino",Titianś"Christ and Adultress",Franciaś"Mary and Christ Child",Giusseppe Arcimboldoś"Water",Vincenzo Catenaś"Man With Book",Raphaelś"Madonna... More 

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Having the Vienna Pass meant we felt able just to dip in and out of the somewhat overwhelming collection of art and sculpture as well as Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities. The building itself is all marble columns and statuary with gilded murals (some above the impressive marble staircase by Gustav Klimt). At the top of the staircase is a... More 

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I try to visit this museum each time I am in Vienna. The wonderful collection of art housed here is magnificent, but the building itself is also a work of art. Just walking up the main stairway is an awe-inspiring experience. How sad, I have often thought, that so many people pass by this great house of art and never... More 

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I made the tour with the director (an awesome women) and must say... This is the most beautifull museum (museum?) in he world! A great place to chill, hang out, meditate, While visiting hisyory of art. They also offer diner on thursdays... So nice

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Impressive from the outside, jaw dropping from the inside! On entering - on the left and down are lockers that we recommend you leave all unnecessary coats and bags etc - they take a 1 or 2 Euro coin to release the key which can be collected when you leave. If taking the Audio Guides allow 3-4 hours to do... More 

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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.
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