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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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  • Very rich experience for those who appreciate art. The museum is huge and you need many hours to explore the entire place. 
    Very rich experience for those who appreciate art. The museum is huge and you need many hours to explore the entire place.  more »
  • Emperor Franz Joseph constructed the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts in 1891 to showcase the imperial collections. The museum ranks as one of the most important museums in the world. The exterior is made....  more
    Emperor Franz Joseph constructed the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts in 1891 to showcase the imperial collections. The museum ranks as one of the most important museums in the world. The exterior is made....  more »
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  • Wow, breathtaking architecture from the moment you walk in. The building was already set in itself. We haven’t even seen the halls yet when we were greeted by these intricate details from ceiling to floor… The indoor cafe was even more beautiful with the marble details and the gold accents! Plus, the high ceiling that stretched into a dome. We didn’t get to try it but it seemed to have a long line but just looking at it was already a sight. Amazing collection of art pieces spanning from different eras. Below are some favorites that are worth your time! Make sure to find these incredible works. There weren’t too much people when we went. Didn’t have to wait in line at all except for the washroom… but the museum was spacious and the flow of people was manageable so it didn’t feel tight.
  • 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.

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