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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  • A lifetime experience. You need to have plenty of time to devote because it has many & unique collections. Beyond that, the museum is a piece of art itself. Sadly, a few sections were under... 
    A lifetime experience. You need to have plenty of time to devote because it has many & unique collections. Beyond that, the museum is a piece of art itself. Sadly, a few sections were under...  more »
  • It is a beautiful museum with amazing exhibitions. However, most of the descriptions were only in German, which was not mentioned anywhere beforehand. The museum has a lot of sitting areas if you... 
    It is a beautiful museum with amazing exhibitions. However, most of the descriptions were only in German, which was not mentioned anywhere beforehand. The museum has a lot of sitting areas if you...  more »
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  • This is truly one of the nicest museums for art history that I know. The building is beautiful and the art collection even better. There is so much to see that you can easily spend a few hours there. Not only the paintings of Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian are worth visiting but there is also a nice collection of Egyptian antiques.
  • 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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