Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Museumsquartier • 3 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 4 min walk
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  • Henry W
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An essential museum in Vienna
    This museum was filled with astonishing artifacts and art. For a history buff, this was an amazing experience. The second floor with the coin collectiom was closed. The staff in the café were also quite rude. Other than that a must visit in Vienna!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Barry and Nicol... G
    Reading, United Kingdom1,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best museum we have been to!
    If you do only one thing in Vienna make sure its the Kunsthistorisches museum, its superb. Make sure you pick up a map as the museum is large. For me what was truly stunning was the Egyptian and eastern section. You will be blown away looking at the old artifacts. Surely up there with anything you will see in the museums in Egypt. The old master paintings will also take your breath away. Find a seat and just sit quietly looking at the paintings. One of the best museums we have been to.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Kathleen R
    Midlothian, Virginia112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Encyclopedic Collection
    Stands shoulder to shoulder with the Prado in Madrid and the National Gallery in London. Amazing survey of Western visual art from the Middle Ages through the Romantic Period. Egyptian collection is also fascinating and enlightening. Cafe is great for coffee & cake. Do not expect anything from late 19th C to present.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • sssteveg
    Haifa, Israel1,784 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine arts museum in Vienna
    The Kunst Historic Museum (The Vienna Fine Arts Museum) is the largest and most significant fine arts museum in Vienna. It is located in a big beautiful building directly across from the Natural History Museum, which is housed in a similar building. The museum has lots of beautiful and historic art works, and all the explanations are in both German and English. If you like the fine arts, this is the museum to visit in Vienna.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • CharlieRogers
    580 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly one of the world's great art museums - a must see!
    An amazing collection of Old Masters paintings, that is surpassed by only a handful of other museums in Europe. As an added bonus, the Egyptian collection is quite good as well. An absolutely must see for anyone visiting Vienna.
    Dear CharlieRogers, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit at the museum and the Egyptian collection!
    Written 6 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • kcarters
    Peterborough, United Kingdom248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazingly beautiful museum
    Natural history museum london is my go to for stunning, but this has it measured and in abundance. The building is so stunning, so well lit and full of insanely beautiful treasures. Are galleries feel relaxed. The whole place feels intimate and personal too. There’s another almost identical museum opposite so be careful. This one is full of gold, coins and paintings. The other is for the animals :)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,432 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    LARGE INTERESTING ART MUSEUM IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    We walked to The Kunsthistorisches Museum from our hotel on a hot july afternoon. We looked at lots of paintings by famous European artists, Van Gogh, Van Dyke, etc. There were also lots of Greek and Roman scuptures and pottery. The museum was very large and we didn't get to see everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • xcschlr
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin518 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan your visit to this large collection based on your interest
    The building itself – the architecture and interior decoration – is reason enough to visit this place. But there is also a large collection of ancient art. Since we have visited other museums that have outstanding collections of Ancient Egyptian and/or Greek art, we focused on the picture gallery. Most of the paintings seem to be by masters around the 17th century, and there are so many of them. To someone who has not spent a lot of effort studying art in this period, there seems to be limited variation in style. So, we just followed our guidebook to seek out those to which experts attach most significance to. Unfortunately, our guidebook was published before the pandemic, and the locations of many paintings have changed. This made our tour a bit frustrating at times. We probably should have forgotten about the book and focused on whichever paintings appealed most to our senses. We purchased the combination tickets that allowed us to visit both the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Imperial Treasury, since separate tickets to the two museums would cost more.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida15,352 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About the "Kunst" Museum
    When we first saw pictures of the palatial staircase, this museum was definitely on our list to see. “Kunst,” as we named this museum, did not disappoint. For us, it ranks in the top category with the Louvre, the NY Met. and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Kudos to all these museums allowing patrons to use their cameras without flash (unlike the Sisi Museum). We gave it a good try for 2 hours and know we missed plenty. The “awe” factor took over as we took one step after another upwards. On one level is the Antonio Canova statue of “Thesus Slaying the Centaur.” Like the entire entrance area, this white statue portrays the magnificence of art and how it can move the soul. There are several floors of artwork, mainly those of the Habsburgs. This museum along the “Ring Road” and the Natural History Museum next door was built at the same time with similar architecture in 1891. My favorite painting was the “Tower of Babel” by Pieter Bruegel. Maybe this favoritism is due as I remember seeing this piece in my college art book. I come to find out that there were actually three similar painting made. One of which was lost. The other painting half its size is located in Rotterdam. As we were leaving, my wife spotted another section of Egyptian era artifacts. Other rooms had Greek and Roman artifacts. There is so much to see! Hope to come back someday. We paid individual tickets as the American travel writer Rick Steves did not recommend the Vienna Pass. We took our time and enjoyed what we did see in 5 days in Vienna. High on the list was visiting the “free” Hundertwasser House; viewing the oldest Ferris wheel in the world at Prater—which my dad took a picture of in 1953. Seeing St. Stephens Cathedral was interesting, but we enjoyed more the Votivkirche church found in the Sigmund Freud Park. We did buy a tram/subway ticket good for a week. Tram #1 around the Ring Road became our favorite mode of transportation.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • AdventureMN95
    Minneapolis, Minnesota338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Green Hippo 🦛
    I have a fun exploring this museum. It was one that I wasn’t sure that I was going to go even with its high ratings. But it was a lot of fun to walk the ancient Egyptian exhibit and see all of the sarcophagus and the little green hippo, was adorable. All of the different sculptures were beautiful and then you go to the next floor and you get to see a bunch of famous artworks, which were just as stunning, so I was very happy that I ended up taking the time to go to this museum it was well worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
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Anne
Perth, Australia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great museum to visit. However, after printing what I thought were my tickets to skip the line and lining up to enter I was told I needed to go to the ticket office to have my “voucher” exchanged for a ticket. So had to line up three times - once to enter, once to get my voucher exchanged and then to enter again.

I paid for my entrance months in advance and was rather irritated! I have used Trip Advisor many times in different countries for tours and museums and never had a problem.
Written 26 May 2024
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slinkype
Andover, UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visited while the Christmas markets were outside. It’s got the most gorgeous cafe that we queued a long time for. Food wasn’t very good but it was awful pretty
Written 21 May 2024
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I took advantage of the late Thursday night opening (open until 9pm on Thursday) to enjoy this fabulous museum. The building itself is magnificent and spread over two floors there is so much to see. I started in the Egyptian area on the first floor and worked my way up to the picture gallery on the second. I spent 3 very happy and content hours here and only for fatigue kicking in I could have spend longer.
Written 20 May 2024
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Singaporelonegranger
Singapore, Singapore511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
An art critic wrote that it’s worth the trip to Vienna just to see the largest exhibition of Pieter Bruegel paintings…and we stumbled upon it at Kunsthistorisches Museum, which I consider a world class art museum. Their Egyptian rooms may not have many mummies but they are the best I’ve seen. Not just the exquisite millenia old sculptures from ancient Egypt but the way the rooms were painted with beautiful Egyptian motifs to complement the stunning artwork. Back to Pieter Bruegel…we were awed by his masterpieces, Hunters in the Snow and Tower of Babel. The former depicts a winter scene in the 1500’s at a time when it’s rare to paint non secular subjects. The Tower of Babel is a magnificent piece, the details are simply astounding!
The building interior itself is a sight to behold. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous ceilings.
I made a reservation for lunch at their cafe, La Cupola, which is arguably the most beautiful cafe in Vienna…only a museum entry ticket allows access to his cafe.
A definite must go whilst in Vienna!
Written 15 May 2024
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dougs007
Basel, Switzerland1,391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It’s one of the most extravagant and beautiful museums in Europe. Currently showing Holbein with extensive collection gathered from around the world.

In the middle of the exhibition, there is a visitor lounge where you can take a rest on a couch or go through their interactive screens for more details on the exhibition.

Permanent collection includes Vameer’s Art of Painting and Tower of Babel. There is also an app offering multiple virtual guided tours based on very interesting topics.

The museum is right next to the Museum Quarter. Just 10-15 minutes from Opera House close to the Burggarten.
Written 15 May 2024
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Donald H
Reno, NV3,452 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the museum after 12. The line to pick up our voucher was longer than the regular ticket line. We love Viator, but this is definitely not worth it.
Written 12 May 2024
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Lorne P
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum is huge. We did mostly floor 0.5 that is where the Roman and Egyptian artifacts are. That was enough to go through in a day. We took a quick run through the coin exhibit and the paintings. We were not able to go through these carefully as the place is massive and we were getting tired.
Written 11 May 2024
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Alexandru-Talmazan
Innsbruck, Austria141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Despite being smaller than the British Museum in London or The Louvre in Paris, this Viennese Arts History Museum is equally impressive and most of all beautiful to the very last detail. From the wealth of pictures and sculptures to the beautiful Cafe and historic jewelry shop inside the museum, everything gives you the measure of the pacific imperial role Austria has played for more than 600 years in the heart of Europe. Watch out for the seasonal thematic exhibitions they host, which could surprise and enlighten you.
Written 8 May 2024
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woz91
W-wa145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
You can get to the museum without any problems. The entrance for wheelchair users is located on the side (address available on the museum's website). Inside, you can easily move between floors using the elevators. Spacious exhibition halls.
There is a toilet for the disabled in the museum.
The museum staff is friendly and happy to help.
Disabled people should buy tickets on site. I don't know what the ticket prices are for disabled people and their assistants. It probably depends, among other things, on what disability ID cards you have.
We recommend it.
Written 8 May 2024
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Peter C
San Jose, CA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The museum itself oozes luxury. That is a nice ambience when you are looking at art. I liked the Vermeer, the Caravaggios, the Botticelli and the Cellini Salt Cellar. I also loved the restaurant. All we had was Cappuccinos and a snack but we were treated like royalty. This is my new favorite art museum in the world. The cafe in the Louvre is a dump. They could learn a thing or two.
Written 7 May 2024
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