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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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Outstanding art museum

The collection, containing many masterworks, should not be missed. Be sure to see the Kunstkammer on the mezzanine, for some extraordinary objects, part of the old Habsburg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The collection, containing many masterworks, should not be missed. Be sure to see the Kunstkammer on the mezzanine, for some extraordinary objects, part of the old Habsburg collection.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Half of the museum is devoted to paintings and other art. There are many places to sit and admire the displays and to rest. The brochures help you find the most notable. The building is amazing by itself. The other half is worth a visit, although English narratives are missing for the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman displays. We spent about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vienna has a plethora of art museums, but this collection is the best (thanks in part to WWII art opportunists). Don't miss the Vermeers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not easily impressed but this place is amazing! Even the inside of the building is stunning: I swear I had my mouth open gawking at it! It is also huge with a large variety of different types of exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many excellent ivory pieces with detailed and beautiful craftsmanship. Other gold collections are nice too. The museum itself is beautiful with marble, granite wall and the central stairway is very elegant with beautiful ceiling with amazing mural. The whole building is loaded with history, a must visit in Vienna !

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

never get bored......great collection......something you definitely want to do on rainy days,,,,,,it is nicely located, so there will be no Problem to Access it......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent 5 hours inthere but it could be an entire day. Exhibits from Antiquity, aegiptian, greek, roman, extraordinary collections of Austrian Emperors and masterpieces of italian and flemish masters. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Historical Art Museum is easy to get to- right on the Ring -and has great exhibitions. The Austrian, Spanish, and Italian paintings are varied and there are couches in the center of each room so you don't tire yourself out. The building itself is beautiful and you can easily spend a few hours here, but you won't be able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Remarkable, stunning small painting by Parmigianino (1503-1540) in which the image in the convex mirror is reflected in the painting - with the "right hand/Bigger than the head, thrust at the viewer/And swerving easily away, as though to protect/What it advertises". Thus John Ashberry writes in his unforgettable description and analysis of the painting, (after a visit during the seventies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building with lots of sections. An amazing klimt mural in the stairway is not to miss. Cafe is beautiful. It takes several hours to walk through this. Usually there is some temporary exhibit, usually it is great.

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Staying in Inner City

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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.