Albertina
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
Situated in the very heart of Vienna's City center, the Albertina houses one of the most important art collections of the world. Founded in 1776, the Museum today owns masterpieces by Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Duerer, Rembrandt etc. These collections are presented in temporary exhibitions. The Batliner Collection "From Monet to Picasso" is permanentely on display and shows the most important works by artists from the age of modernism. The Habsburg Historic Staterooms of the Albertina give an air of Imperial glamour.
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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.
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  • Karlsplatz • 5 min walk
  • Karlsplatz • 5 min walk
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  • Irina A
    Moscow, Russia8 contributions
    Arts for the Whole Family - Must visit in Vienna !
    We visited in December 2022 with two kids (5 and 9). The kids took a picture of their favourite painting in each room - now we have a whole collection of memories via those pictures! We parents enjoyed the works of art, the paintings, the cultural experience in the heart of Vienna. Very impressive and highly recommendable for a visit!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 2 April 2023
  • jin6x
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,134 contributions
    A Big Gem of Art
    This museum took us by surprise, lots of Picassos, Monet and many other impressionists. Many other styles to whet your appetite if you’re an art lover. We particularly appreciated the description of each artists work and his changes in style. One of the best we have visited.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2023
  • Travelleronwheels
    United Kingdom202 contributions
    Not one to miss
    You are spoiled for choice of museums in Vienna and can’t possibly visit them all in just the one trip but, wherever you do, don’t miss this one. It stands out, not only for quantity but for quality. There are huge collections of Picasso, Monet, Schiller and so many others. There are large galleries spread over 3 floors, mostly displaying but with some other pieces. There is an audio guide available in several languages and German and English notes by each exhibit. One floor is still laid out as a palace and the ticket includes a tour of these apartments
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 contributions
    Low expectations turned out unwarranted
    I have seen so many art museums in my life that seeing another one on a trip to Europe is not the highest priority. In fact, it’s a pretty low priority. What I read about it did not make me enthusiastic. I only went because it was close to other things we were going to see that day and we could have lunch in the restaurant there. Surprise. Surprise. It was great, fabulous. Not only were their collections on display excellent, but the exhibitions were of a very high quality, particularly the large, diverse Picasso one, which my wife, not a big Picasso fan, found quite good. There was a modern art exhibit by Alex Katz, an artist I had never heard of. Now normally I would rather have root canal than see a modern art exhibition, but we had a little time before they closed and we said what the hell. Good choice. It was good. Very good. His work was interesting and showed creativity, as well as talent. How refreshing. They also had rooms, “State Rooms” still set up as if the palace were operational, which were lovely, better than many other palaces we saw on this trip that were not great museums, as well. The icing on the cake was an expensive, but excellent lunch in nice surroundings with great service. It was so good that we returned a couple of days later for a repeat performance. While not up to the extraordinarily high standards of the first meal, it was still very good. What was originally intended to be at most a two hour stay at the Albertina stretched the entire day and I was completely content. It was one of the best days on a 75 day trip. That says a lot.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Clare
    Beccles, United Kingdom14 contributions
    Great way to spend an afternoon
    This art gallery is very good. A huge selection of exhibits, with a real variety of things to look at. As is often the case in Vienna the building itself is just as beautiful as whats inside. Overall a great way to spend an afternoon.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Simon C
    Ashtead, United Kingdom780 contributions
    Enjoyable
    We enjoyed visiting this art museum, located on four floors in the heart of Vienna. It was popular, probably rather too popular, especially the Monet galleries. I found the paintings were too close to each other, but nevertheless interesting, even if they are not his most famous work. The basement is taken over by an single artist – Export. Suffice to say, its an acquired taste.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Robert C
    Canterbury, United Kingdom58 contributions
    A stunning gallery
    Do not be deterred by the seeming grandeur of this building as the exhibitions and presentation of the state rooms is quite spell binding. Many originals of a wide range of artists, in an easily to follow thematic plan. Access was easy, staff very helpful and clearly proud of their Gallery. The only sadness for me was that there was no one book(let) of the Albertina itself. Volumes for individual artists and historical periods, genre etc, but not anything on the gallery itself. However let this not put you off visiting one of the jewels of Vienna
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Glyn E
    Hayling Island, United Kingdom2,961 contributions
    Always a Pleasure
    No trip to Wien is complete without a mosey around this lovely series of Galleries. And the Cafe is a great place to relax afterwards (see separate review) Relatively uncrowded, despite it being August. Will return in 2024 Hayling Seagoon
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,525 contributions
    A Few Tips About the Albertina Museum
    Our fondest memory of visiting the Albertina Museum was watching a professor teaching his students about Pablo Picasso’s work, “Woman in a Green Hat,” 1947. In the middle of the painting is an “eye.” He pointed out where ever one went, that “eye” would follow you. We focused on seeing the Batliner Collection with works from Monet, Degas and Renoir to name a few artists. The museum is actually famous for its collection of sketches and etchings. We liked the fact that pictures without “flash” are approved. Having a Monet painting on your computer monitor is a superb way to remember the moments. The museum, Albertina, is named after the combination of two individuals: Albert of Saxony and his wife, Maria Christina. At one time it was a residence turned into a palace. Damage from WWII bombings eventually forced a total refurbishment. We found the steps outside going down/up to be painted in various colors. In our case, it was painted in the flag for the LGBTQ community, Picasso and Monet paintings. It does change depending on the season. There are actually two museums. The one we went to was near Burggarten on Albertinaplatz 1. Not far is “Albertina Modern” near “Karlsplatz.” If you found this review “helpful” in any way, please press “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Dulceaydee N
    5 contributions
    It has to be seen!
    Not to be missed among Vienna Museums. Beautiful building, a very nice art collection, at present with a special one of a private owner. Really amazing number of great paintings from famous artist and from different phases.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
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Helmut
Kirkland, WA4,915 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Do not miss Albertina, because the collection and temporary exhibits are excellent. The basement was occupied by Gottfried Helnwein – a hyperrealist that juxtaposes images of war in a way that they become children nightmares (see photos). The renovated salons (take a close look at the floors!) are stunning, although I would not decorate my place like that. I am sure Melania and Donald would love it, tho. Finally, the permanent (yet rotating) collection on the top floor. Amazing paintings from around the early 1900's. Overall an excellent museum.
Written 5 February 2024
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vgyt
Atlanta, GA386 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We always visit this museum every time we are in Vienna. Again it was a great experience as the displayed items were terrific. Especially the special exhibition of Gottfried Helnwein was just terrific. Highly recommended
Written 29 January 2024
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ScotlandandMore
Edinburgh, UK64 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We enjoyed a 5 day city break in Vienna. So many beautiful places to visit it is difficult to choose. On our last day we decided to visit the Albertina. What a great choice, so glad we did, a beautiful former palace to explore plus a huge fabulous art collection. Impressionists, Picasso, Kandinsky, Money, Matisse to name but a few. Don’t miss. The Albertina is a Must Visit!
Written 22 January 2024
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Rosi
Seattle, WA282 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
In addition to the permanent collection that has some astounding works by all the usual suspects: Monet, Picasso, Magritte, Marc Chagall, etc etc, we were able to catch Gottfried Helnwein's exhibition, which stirred up quite a bit of discussion and healthy debate for my teenage +1 and me [always a good thing]. Overall, a highly enjoyable, wonderful art space.
Written 17 January 2024
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lisa
Luxembourg2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
fell in love with this museum, especially the valerie export exposition as well as the edgar degas one. defintely worth a visit
Written 11 January 2024
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Rytis S
Vilnius, Lithuania4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
I was with the family at Albertina. I found drawings of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso and others. The residence of Habsburg is much better than at the Schonbrunn Palace.
Written 7 January 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,951 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
An excellent museum devoted to fine art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is not very large, but there are detailed explanations in English for almost all paintings and for all artists.
This is one of the best museums I've ever been in.
Written 6 January 2024
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pplw1
Frankfurt, Germany13 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The density & Quality of the Art one can experience is amazing and to a degree overwhelming. To help visitors to better immerse Albertina is offering classic public Tours as well as handheld devices that will provide context and insight to most of the Art Objects. Both my family and I have used and both do a decent job to bring you closer to the wonders of the Art Objects.

However this time we booked a personal Tour.
It was an amazing experience for myself and my family ranging from 17 to 84. We could pick the theme of the Tour. Should it be Michelangelo and his impact? Should it be the Impressionism? Should it be a specific Artis and how he has evolved and developed. You book this a bit ahead of time and share your ideas as well as the duration. It is 60 min or 90 min Tour.

What made the experience so amazing was that next to to be expected deep Expertise and Knowledge of the Guid you are not any longer part of a Tour…you are part of a conversation, exchange of thoughts and question a true immersion in the topic you have chosen, expertly guided and orchestrated by your guide. If you want to be more laid back and listen the guid will adjust and move to lecture mode. If you however are interested in engaging bringing your own question and ideas into the conversation the guide will create one of the most wonderful Art Immersions. A safe environment will be created where there are no stupid questions. It does not matter if you are an Arts Pro who want to sharpen his knowledge or a newbie that just wants to learn a bit more about this specific Art Theme. Very different from the Museum Tours we all may have experienced in the past in one or the other Museum.

The passion and energy of the Tour guide l for Arts will be very visible through the tour.

So if you want to have this amazing experience at the Albertina in Vienna - just use the email address on their Web Site and engage.
Written 5 January 2024
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Sightseer04529902775
New York City, NY3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
An exquisite fusion of history and creativity. The diverse collection, captivating exhibits, and stunning architecture make it a cultural haven. A must-visit for art enthusiasts! 🎨
Written 3 December 2023
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Sarah B
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. We were visiting friends there but did a lot of sightseeing too. Started with the Hop on Hop off bus to get our bearings, and then the next day went to Albertina museum, which was incredible. So many fabulous pieces all in one place, spent hours there. The did a walking tour with our friend to get a local's view.
Written 16 November 2023
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