Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum information

Vienna , Austria
01, Maria-Theresien-Platz
Getting there
Metro: Museumsquartier, Volkstheater
More information
adult/under 19yr incl Neue Burg museums €14/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun, to 9pm Thu
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One of the unforgettable experiences of being in Vienna will be a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, brimming with works by Europe’s finest painters, sculptors and artisans. Occupying a neoclassical building as sumptuous as the art it contains, the museum takes you on a time-travel treasure hunt from Classical Rome to Egypt and the Renaissance. If time is an issue, skip straight to the Picture Gallery , where you'll want to dedicate at least an hour or two to Old Masters.

The huge range of art amassed by the Hapsburg's is simply extraordinary. Keep an eye out for Picture Gallery highlights such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel (1563), Raphael's Madonna of the Meadow (1506) and Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Summer (1563).