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Kunsthistorisches Museum
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Ranked #3 of 629 things to do in Vienna
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I felt singularly lucky because the "Treasures of the Hapsburgs" exhibit just reopened when I decided to visit. If I didn't see this, my rating may have just been 4-stars.

I was amazed at the budget of this museum because much has been invested in making this museum extremely worthwhile. The Ancient Egyptian part of the exhibit was impressive, complete with actual mummies, sarcophagi and (personally interesting) scarab beetles.

The Hapsburg treasures were truly amazing--gold combs, gold-filigreed cabinets and calculators and model ships. It's as if the Hapsburgs had dibs on all available gold at the time. There were rooms and rooms and rooms filled with their treasures. Near indescribable! And I was told that this was not their entire collection. Wow.

The upper floors contained the royal family's art collection...and this was floor to ceiling artworks. I had to keep reminding myself that only 1 family owned all of this. Whatever description I put here will not do justice to the museum; it deserves a visit.

I went on a Thursday afternoon because it is open up to 9 pm on Thursdays. I spent 3 hours here and could have used a little more. A 4 to 5-hour visit would be just right...relaxed pace, a light snack and a full appreciation of the value of this place.

2  Thank purplepinay
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

The refurbished Kunstkammer Galleries had just opened when we went, with a fabulous display of the personal collections of past Emporers. These galleries have been designed and curated to show all of the pieces to best effect. There are some wonderful and singular treasures to marvel at, including automata objects that combine engineering and artitistc skills of the highest order. A real delight. In the main collections we were thrilled by the paintings of Pieter Breughel the Elder and the Velasquez. So much to see. A world class museum. The only let down was that it was impossible to get a coffee or refreshment on the Sunday we were there.

Thank David R
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This museum is a treasure trove of some of the world's greatest art masterpieces. While they have have plenty of the German and Flemish masters such as Cranach, Memling, Bosch, Druer, etc., the most stunning aspect is the entire room devoted to the art of Pieter Breughal. Of course there is also an Italian section with all of the great masters as well as a whole salon of Egyptian and Roman antiquities. I spent an entire day there and still did not see it all.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The museum is full of masterpieces and I highly recommend the audio guides. Budget 3 hours minimum. The cafe inside is very crowded - you have to hunt for a place to sit - but the food is very good and the surroundings are unique.

Thank Mangustena
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very valuable museum. It is so big atleast you need half a day to see some of the display. You need full day if you plan see most of the display. Audio guide is very helpful.This is a must see
in Vienna ( I usually skip musuem but amazed by all in here in this museum)

Thank SARA111toronto
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