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Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz | 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 525240
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Experience one of the world's foremost museums! Let yourself be enchanted...

Experience one of the world's foremost museums! Let yourself be enchanted by works spanning five millennia, from Ancient Egypt to the modern era. Experience unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Titian and Velázquez as well as the world's largest collection of Bruegel paintings, all in a magnificent setting. The Kunstkammer Vienna, featuring the famous Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini, is a veritable universe of art and beauty guaranteed to transform any visit into an unforgettable experience. Included in the ticket are the collections at the Neue Burg on the opposite side of Vienna's Ringstrasse. Here you will see the instruments used by the great composers and be transported back to chivalrous times when knights held sway and tourneys and hunting shaped courtly life.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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The museum is really interesting and provides you with so much information. The outside is an impressive structure too and set in front of a fountain and gardens - great picnic... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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The museum is really interesting and provides you with so much information. The outside is an impressive structure too and set in front of a fountain and gardens - great picnic spot after learning lots.

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Sterling, Virginia
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Def worth it. Probably need about 2-3 hours here. The picture gallery is listed as a must see but there are a lot of pictures that are just the same to me,just depends on what you like I suppose. This picture was my favorite though.

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This museum is really interesting, starting with the Egyptians and with a small Babylonian collection before moving on to European ancient, medieval and early modern history. As with all museums in Vienna, there were lockers, a cafe and many attractions for visitors. Pity there was nothing interactive - and a lot of the billboards were not translated into English.

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Such an amazing museum and I wasn't prepared for so much!!! The picture collection is just amazing and after a while you just become so very blaze about...look another Rubens....look another Titian...look Another Canaletto! I wasn't prepared for the sheer quantity and quality! The Kunsthistorisches museum is actually located in 2 buildings a part is in fact in the main... More 

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was actually designed to be an art museum. The cafe is a must place to sit and revel in the art. You can see early works of Klimt on the arches above the stairs. Like any museum in a great city, don't try to see it all. It is too big. Decide what is important and focus on that.

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Art Museum is a bit boring for my liking, while Natural Historical Museum is abs fantastic. We spent over 2 hours in each museum and it was very good spec Historical Museum.

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Wow, what a museum.... we spent over half a day and still did not see everything. We wil go back to complete it.... Well presented and a lot of info in english as well. Lots of toilets.

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Very interesting museum, Austrian and European history. For sure you should visit it. Also it has one part with very nice paintings

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The museum is fantastic. At parts we were transported back 60,000 years and then teleported into what the future may hold. Brilliant exhibitions. So well laid out.

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This is what a museum looks like when an emperor commissions it! It's hard to know what's more gorgeous: the actual building, the extravagant selection of art and artifacts inside or the cafe (yes, it's really that stylish and I've never been to a museum cafe that's so utterly classy. Whilst in the cafe, we counted 5 different kinds of... More 

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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.
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