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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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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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US$ 21.84*
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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US$ 64.42*
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Vienna Pass Including Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
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US$ 58.96*
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Skip the line: Guided tour Schönbrunn Palace and Vienna Historical City Tour

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The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is huge and sits directly opposite the Natural History Museum. Visiting here is a great rainy day activity and will, if you truly study the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is huge and sits directly opposite the Natural History Museum. Visiting here is a great rainy day activity and will, if you truly study the exhibits, totally be a full day affair. The art collection is quite good and absolutely worth the visit - the cafe located within the museum is pretty decent and can... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Vienna Museum of Art History houses an impressive fine arts collection in a building that is simply breathtaking. Pause beneath the dome to appreciate the grandeur of the building, its amazing architecture, style and décor.

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Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Located in the museum center of Vienna, a very beautiful building from inside and outside too. The exhibitions are valuable and totally worth seeing. Included in vienna pass.

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Oberon, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

So much art, so little time. Needed the great caffeine hit from the beautiful cafe, and the cake! Need more than a day to see everything this museum has to offer. The Breugels were a real highlight.

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Walton on Thames, SURREY
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This must be the most incredibly beautiful museum I have been in. I thought it was built as a Palce but no, it was built to house the royal collections. Great stuff and as in all countries we visit so different each time one from the other. Not to be missed if only to see the interior of the building.... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

At least half a day is needed and that is just for the museum. Very good value and it is worth heading straight for the ticket machines and beating the queues

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

We visited on Thursday evening - late opening - when the Gallery was quiet so had ample space and time to enjoy the fantastic paintings. Many are already world famous, but a chance also to see other less famous but truly wonderful works of art. The Rubens and Bruegels are exceptional.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Visited Vienna in October and faced rainy days. Went here without high expectation and was pleasantly surprised on how extensive their collection was. The building itself was grand and especially made to showcase the Hapsburg dynasty art collection. I recommend go straight to 2nd floor to the picture gallery, and then work your way down if you have time. Take... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

This museum host a couple of the top paintings of this world and is by all standards worth visiting. And one more thing - it is not too big like the Louvre or Prado where you get lost after a couple of hours - no, here all is within a friendly range.

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

It is simply overwhelming making it hard to focus because one worries about how can this splendid exhibition get the attention it deserves in one visit. It is not possible to describe this museum in one paragraph or article. Just go there and see for yourself what a powerhouse of the Hapsburg Dynasty has collected and is no displayed in... 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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