We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunste)

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Inner City
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Schillerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number:
43 1 588 16 ext. 225
Website
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

This art gallery houses a collection of impressive works by famous artists...

This art gallery houses a collection of impressive works by famous artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and is also home to Hieronymus Bosch's famous painting "The Last Judgement."

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 58.96*
and up
Skip the line: Guided tour Schönbrunn Palace and Vienna Historical City Tour
More Info
US$ 27.30*
and up
Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
More Info
US$ 31.67*
and up
Vienna City Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Bosch, Botticelli, Breughel

This is a small collection of truly outstanding works. Among them are a number of excellent Dutch and Flemish works by Ruisdael, Rubens, and others. It is right next door to the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Kevin P
,
Tempe, Arizona
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
80 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a small collection of truly outstanding works. Among them are a number of excellent Dutch and Flemish works by Ruisdael, Rubens, and others. It is right next door to the Secssion House, so stop by.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Even though not too touristy and rather small, this museum houses some real masterpieces, especially from some of the best 15th-18th centuries painters, including a spectacular triptych by Bosch. Don't miss!

Helpful?
Thank letsdrinkwine
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I've long admired Bruegel and Bosch and loved seeing some of their most important paintings in this plain but exquisite space. It's on the top of an art college which gives it a special quality.

Helpful?
Thank schnaxxl
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is one of the best collections of fine and contemporary art in the world. It's very nicely presented, not overloaded but extremely well sorted. Take the opportunity of a guided tour e.g. Sunday mornings' - excellent guides take you through, it's even fun for teens, most interesting with great paintings. I once sat in front of Hieronymus Bosch for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sepp s
Troy, Michigan
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

In the final room, containing Hieronymus Bosch's Last Judgement, you will find an 11.5" x 16" sheet for you to take - a pad of them was stacked behind the door. On the sheet are some thumbnail photos of images you will have seen here, plus the text of the excellent narrative that is on the walls. Much of J.... More 

Helpful?
Thank VioletRoss
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Some brilliant art on show from a wonderful small gallery. Easy to follow and some of the art on show from the old masters was great.Before ending with the amazing The Last Judgement Triptych by Hieronymus Bosch you have works of art by Rubens,Brueghal the Younger,Titian and Rembrandt. If you like the old masters this gallery is for you. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank benny19602015
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

While this is small and not a true "Art Museum" it is well worth the visit for art enthusiasts. The Bosch alone is worth the visit, plus it is small, quiet, and in a functioning and vibrant/authentic art facility.

Helpful?
Thank Jhultzy
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The painting of Hieronymus Bosch. The Last Judgment is amazing and was very gratifying to see!!! We would have liked some help with the 7 sins mentioned We also liked some of the other paintings beautiful Rubens, a Rembrandt, Van Dyck and more.

Helpful?
Thank Sharon H
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Bosch's The Last Judgment is the clear draw here, but the rest of the collection of Old Masters is superb. If you have seen Bosch's other works, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights, this museum is a must-do. 5 euros to take photos. Somewhat frosty staff.

Helpful?
Thank Thomas M
Level Contributor
126 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Opposite the Hofburg palace just two streets parallely to the ring on the first flour of the building is this important collection of art works where you will find important paintings from important artists like Rubens, Bosch, Guardi, Botticeli, Van Dyck and many others. If you want a permission for photographs you must pay extra 5 euros ( the ticket... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Maria N

Travellers who viewed Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunste) also viewed

Vienna, Vienna Region
Vienna, Vienna Region
 
Vienna, Vienna Region
 

Been to Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunste)? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunste) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Inner City

Neighbourhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
Explore this neighbourhood