Museum für Völkerkunde
You can impress your children by taking them to this museum. Revamped a few years ago, it exudes a lightness of mood and has a...
This is the scientific counterpart to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Minerals, meteorites and animal remains are displayed in jars, while...
The undoubted highlight of a visit to the MuseumsQuartier is the Leopold Museum, a striking white limestone gallery that showcases the...
Passage is the closest thing to a megaclub for a mostly young crowd in Vienna. Its sleek interior, soothing colours and sweaty...
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Kunsthistorisches Museum information
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).