Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

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In a palatial building, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien exhibits the Habsburgs' extensive art collection, which was amassed over centuries. Designed by architect Gottfried Semper, the museum is mirrored by an identical building on the opposite side of the Ringstrasse, which houses the Naturhistorisches Museum. Discover works by artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt, as well as a large collection by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. An audio guide offers an in-depth exploration of close to 600 works in the museum, including commentary on the building itself. In addition to the masterpieces on display, the museum includes a reference library of more than 256,000 manuscripts, maps, and historical prints relating to art and cultural history. Take a look at our Vienna trip planner to schedule your visit to Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We visited the The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) as an included tour with Uniworld River Cruises. This museum was built in 1891 and is a beautiful building. It is located near the.....  more
    We visited the The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) as an included tour with Uniworld River Cruises. This museum was built in 1891 and is a beautiful building. It is located near the.....  more »
  • Level 1 was a collection of Egyptian, Greek & Roman antiquities while Level 2 was a world Coin Collection, which turned out to be more interesting. At least everything here came with English... 
    Level 1 was a collection of Egyptian, Greek & Roman antiquities while Level 2 was a world Coin Collection, which turned out to be more interesting. At least everything here came with English...  more »
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  • Inside and out, this place is beautiful and full of history. The best museum I've been to so far. All the floors have exhibits. I thought I've already seen a lot based on the paintings and sculptures I've seen on floor 1, but I was surprised to see that the floor 0 to 05 (archeology section) has many to offer (Egypt, Greek and gold collections). I liked eating at the ornate restaurant too. It offered good meals for the same prices outside.
  • Wow!! This museum takes most of the day. We were there from 10:15am to 2:45pm with a brief cafe break and I'm certain that we did not manage to see everything. So worth it! The paintings, the collections, and the special exhibits are all fantastically curated. We saw the Iron Man exhibit and it was pretty cool.

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