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Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz | 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 525240
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

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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You would definitely need to take almost a day to see all the displays in this museum. I have to admit that after a couple of hours, I was already tired and overwhelmed by the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would definitely need to take almost a day to see all the displays in this museum. I have to admit that after a couple of hours, I was already tired and overwhelmed by the amount of art that is in this museum, not to mention the building itself. As soon as you walk into the main stairwell, you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A room full of Breugels, another of Velazquez, then Van Dykes... take your time! A special exhibition of pieces chosen by British author Edmund de Waal was especially interesting. The building is a celebration of "Belle Epoque" fine architecture. Gustav Klimt painted some of the murals. A must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building in itself is fabulous with grand stairs, marble walls and richly decorated interiors. The collections are impressive and temporary exhibitions exquisite. Go for a coffee break at the cafe on 1st floor and get impressed by the perfect dome above. Brilliant museum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see here but do not overlook the amazing architecture of the building itself and in particular the main stairway with its incredible pillars and detailed artwork by Gustav Klimt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture and the details of the building will blow your mind. The museum entrance fee is 15 €, and I was very happy to know it was open on a Sunday. There is a Christmas market just next to the museum, you can enjoy some hot wine. I spent about 5 hrs and still could stay longer. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a large well laud out museum with a lot to see. If art is your thing then you could easily spend the whole day here.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum multiple times and have gotten immense enjoyment each time. The galleries are full of exquisite art and the cafe is not to be missed. This place makes a mean cup of coffee. I will definitely be back, if only to see my favorite Vermeer painting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a true gem! The sheer variety and quality of art and historical exhibits is unsurpassed, in my experience. Unlike the Louvre (for example) the Kunst Historiche is generally uncrowded.......you can truly spend quiet time enjoying the masterpieces here! Be sure to see the miniature gallery, truly fascinating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When I return I always visit my friends, the breugels they are so different and fun to view that every time I return I see different things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for the Christmas markets, one of which was right here where the museum sector is. Hologram lights were projected on to the white stone making the building appear to have fresco paintings on it. Together with the market lights it made for a beautiful backdrop for photos.

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