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“The most elegant Palace Museum in Vienna”
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Albertina
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Full Day Private Trip to Vienna with Personal Guide from Prague
Ranked #10 of 573 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: Situated in the very heart of Vienna's City center, the Albertina houses one of the most important art collections of the world. Founded in 1776, the Museum today owns masterpieces by Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Duerer, Rembrandt etc. These collections are presented in temporary exhibitions. The Batliner Collection "From Monet to Picasso" is permanentely on display and shows the most important works by artists from the age of modernism. The Habsburg Historic Staterooms of the Albertina give an air of Imperial glamour.
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“The most elegant Palace Museum in Vienna”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This museum served as private accomodation for members of the Royal family. Being older than the rest of the Hofberg Palace the rooms are lighter and more elegantly proportioned than the more Victorian main parts of the Palace. The rooms are entered through a long and refined neo-classical entrance hall which leads to a staircase that in turn takes you to both the family rooms and the art gallery. The family rooms of which there are at least 10 contain original 18th and early 19th century furnishings as well as works of art by Durer, Raphael and Michaelangelo. In the Art Gallery is a collection of paintings from the Impressionists to Picasso. Other parts of this Palace contain contemporary exhibitions. Not to be missed.

Visited November 2012
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“Maximilian Exhibition”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you go to the Albertina for no other reason than to see the exhibition on Maximilian, it's a couple hours well spent. It's absolutely fascinating and taking the time to read the plaques the details who/what/where is happening on the massively long Triumphal Procession is both educational and entertaining.

Visited September 2012
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“More than Drawings”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Albertina is principally known for its collection of prints and drawings and these obviously cannot be shown other than in short temporary exhibitions. However it also has been given a collection of paintings from impressionist to modernist that makes it a real must for art lovers. The temporary exhibitions, if like the current one on the Emperor Maximilian and Durer, are much more accessible than they may sound. Unfortunately the State rooms were closed on the day we visited but even without I rate it as unmissable if you have a couple of days in Vienna.

Visited October 2012
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Prague
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“The pleace where I go everytime I am in Vienna”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Albrtina has a great atmosphere, the interior is white with the red carpet. You may see there the Habsburg rooms also, not even the exhibition. It is near to Sach hotel, You should visit both. From the terrace you will have a view to Opera, Sachr and more...

Visited October 2012
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“Weird mix...”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I really didn't get it. To me, it looked like a mix of things without any concept to connect them... Probably, there shouldn't be one, but still, I got a weird feeling of disappointment. There are 3 main parts - impressionists, the prints in the rooms and some medieval thingies of Kaiser Maximilian epoque. Two latter didn't catch my eye at all. The main aim of my visit was the impressionist exhibition. But it turned out to be so small. Don't expect too much if you decide to go :)

Visited October 2012
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