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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  • This museum definitely rivals the British Museum and the Louvre. Stunning architectural beauty of the building with amazing collections from the Hapsburgs. We truly, truly loved this museum. Probably....  more
    This museum definitely rivals the British Museum and the Louvre. Stunning architectural beauty of the building with amazing collections from the Hapsburgs. We truly, truly loved this museum. Probably....  more »
  • This was our favourite Museum we've ever been to. Architecturally speaking, it is truly breathaking and I couldn't get enough of this place. Admission cost was reasonable compared to others in the.....  more
    This was our favourite Museum we've ever been to. Architecturally speaking, it is truly breathaking and I couldn't get enough of this place. Admission cost was reasonable compared to others in the.....  more »
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  • Just a lovely, lovely place to visit. So much to see. Would take several trips to see and appreciate all there is. The building itself is amazing and makes one struck with awe. Had an audio guide which was great. Would visit again just to see areas we didn't have time to see. Some items and paintings are beyond supreme. Took one back in time and space and made one feel part of something greater. Come here, but bring time and energy!
  • One of the best museums I’ve ever visited. The have huge collection of art and history, from renaissance paintings to ancient Egyptian & Ancient Greek monuments, scripts etc. you definitely can spend a whole afternoon here. There’s also a very nice cafe inside so you can take a small break between the exhibitions.

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