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Kunsthistorisches Museum
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit
Ranked #3 of 610 things to do in Vienna
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Fee: Yes
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I went here purely to visit the Egyptology section and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms are very well designed and the exhibits are excellent.
The building itself is worth the entrance fee, it is stunning. Definitely a place not to be missed if visiting Vienna

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We spent there a good six hours enjoying the exhibitions. Rather extensive but not an overwhelming beautiful collection of art work.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Located in part of the Imperial Palace complex, the museum has a surprisingly large Egyptian collection, and an impressive collection of art, but the absolute show stealer is the Kunstkammer, the collection from the Imperial treasury of the Habsburg dynasty. The sheer opulence of the items, interspersed with the statues and portraits of the Emperors (and Empresses) with the famous 'Habsburg jaw' brings home the wealth and power that was once centred in Vienna. The magnificent staircase , with paintings by Klimt in the niches, leads to a quaint little café, where apple strudel and coffee can be sampled in Imperial splendour

1  Thank Ranjan R
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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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