Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

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#3 of 519 in Museums in Austria
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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  • Not to be missed. Well worth the entrance ticket. Spent about 3 hrs here. The building interior and exterior are gorgeous.  more »
  • It has one of the best collections I've seen. Not as big as the Louvre, but still quite big that will keep you busy for at least 4 hours, easily. make sure you don't miss the fabulous collection of...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful museums I think I have ever been into and wish I had more time to have spent there. Luckily the day I went had Caravaggio and Bernini on exhibit and was impressed and thrilled to see such great works. I would give AT LEAST 2 to 3 hours if in a rush. I unfortunately paid for entry to both the museum and imperial Treasury but please remember the Treasury is closed on Tuesdays. Does cost to get in and do have free bathrooms. Also have nice little shop and a place to sit and eat. A must while in Vienna!
  • Utterly mindblowing beautiful. The building itself is as much of a Baroque masterpiece as the Dutch/Fleming masterpiece paintings by the likes of Rubens that it houses. Definitely take time to have a drink or meal at the center cafe and be in awe at the resplendent decor. Also keep an eye out for the Klimt murals adorning the beams along the main staircase.
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