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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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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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Great way to spend a few hours. Very enjoyable all round. Would recommend to anyone. Gardens outside great for a picnic in the summer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours. Very enjoyable all round. Would recommend to anyone. Gardens outside great for a picnic in the summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Without doubt one of the best collections I've seen so far. You can spend ages walking through the large rooms full of paintings, you can just sit down and stare at the old masters or enjoy coffee with the famous Sacher cake if your feet are in pain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I do not remember ever visiting a museum where the building itself was as interesting as the contents! This is a must see while in Vienna. The art and artifacts are truly wonderful, and the archtecture of the building makes it more worthwhile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of historical art. But the collection of Breugel's is exceptional! Must see it even during one day stay in Vienna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are not fed up with the classicism of Vienna and you want more, this is the place. Apart from the great entrance, the museum map offers a good pick-up of highlights, that make the visit more manageable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As per title. The place is out of this world, do yourself a favor and visit it if you are in Vienna or in a 100 km. radius. Quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitor is torn between which is more beautiful-- the building interior itself or the masterly artwork on the walls. Well organized for a walk through. IMHO audio guides (4E) should be included as they are in other Vienna museums. The best, most "must see site" in Vienna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This September we had a chance to get extremely new experience! On 13th. Kunsthistorisches Museum was open for guests from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and suggested to enjoy world-known masterpieces in the most relaxing atmosphere! Fantastic historical building interior, modern DJ'music, cocktail-bar and friendly lounge is a perfect idea for the Tuesday evening!:)) Btw all museum rooms were opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This will now be one of my most favorite museums. We had hired a private guide for our time in Vienna who was very knowledgable about art and history. We started with the cabinet of curiosities and it was amazing to learn the history of these objects. The Hapsburgs were quite the collectors. From there we moved on to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You really need a couple of trips to see round this museum, we did it in one hit and were exhausted afterwards. World class art collection including examples of Caravaggio, my favourite artist, and many Canaletto. A wonderful collection of Breugel a great section of Flemish primatives. But the amazing collection from the Habsburg dynasty was the unexpected treasure chest,... More 

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Inner City
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.