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Kunsthistorisches Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This is a real highlight. Not far off an idealised museum. Quite similar to eg the v&a in many respects, but with an even more spectacular building in terms of architecture, decor, and situation. Collections excellent; good examples from Egypt, Greece, and Rome downstairs (not an encyclopedic sweep of the ancient world by any means, but certainly favouring quality over quantity, and rightly so) and an excellent collection of old master paintings upstairs. Particularly strong in brueghels, durer, rubens, titian, and Velazquez. Cafe is also very calm, relaxing, and well situated (set amongst the collection rather than hidden away in a basement, but not in such a way as to be a noisy distraction). Unlike in, say, Paris or London, the crowds are relatively sparse and well behaved; you don't have to fight your way through a camera wielding rabble to snatch ten seconds in front of an artwork. Three drawbacks; one, it is not free to get in; two, many of the explanatory cards accompanying the pieces are in German only (although by no means all, particularly in the picture galleries), so get the audioguide; three, although the general collection is excellent, I'd struggle to say there are any 'wow' artefacts or pictures that will knock you off your feet, as can be found in other major European galleries. But all in all, a majestic experience. Go!

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Was very impressed with the selection of paintings in this museum. I bought the audio guide for 4 euro, and it was completely worth it. There were recordings for almost every painting that were very useful. Enjoyed the layout of the rooms- easy to navigate different eras/countries. Hefty price of admission, but certainly recommend. Gives you a taste of the fine arts/Viennese history/European history in one museum.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

On our last day in Vienna we were looking for something to do and weren't quite sure what to see. We've seen a ton of museums and we weren't necessarily keen on seeing another. We decided on this museum at the last minute and we were not disappointed. This museum has the best display of ivory carvings I've ever seen - absolutely amazing to see. As we walked we were more and more impressed with each room we entered. I was pleasantly surprised to see a large display of Reuben's paintings. I've only seen a nicer display of his work at the Louvre in Paris. I highly recommend this museum as a must see in Vienna, it's easy to get to and it's not overwhelming. Sitting at the cafe and enjoying a wonderful dessert was a great way to relax while enjoying the museum.

Thank Amy K
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Went to specifically see the room full of Breugels'. We were not disappointed. Place virtually empty so we had unobstructed views.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We are not museum or art buffs but we decided to give this museum a try and just the building alone is unbelievable. We spent 5 hours there (including a short break at the very nice cafe inside the museum) and didn't even see and read everything. Get the combi ticket that includes the Schatzkammer at the Hofburg. You can go there the next day. Both places if you a good insight of the Habsburg era.

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