Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Wow, a museum with Schiele, Raphael, Rembrandt and Marc Chagall paintings that nobody knows about? Well, that's because they are all fakes, though spotting the difference is a near impossibility for the untrained eye. The tiny, privately run Fälschermuseum opens a fascinating window on the world of art forgeries. Besides giving background on the who, how, when and what, the museum recounts some incredible stories about master forgers who briefly managed to pull the wool over the experts' eyes.

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Nearby Schloss Belvedere to the Canal attractions

1. Hundertwasserhaus

0.03 MILES

This residential block of flats bears all the wackily creative hallmarks of Hundertwasser, Vienna’s radical architect and lover of uneven surfaces, with…

2. Hundertwasser Village

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Created from an old Michelin factory, Hundertwasser Village bears the inimitable hallmark of the wacky Austrian artist of the same name. It contains…

3. KunstHausWien

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The KunstHausWien, with its bulging ceramics, wonky surfaces, checkerboard facade, technicolor mosaic tilework and rooftop sprouting plants and trees,…

4. Wittgensteinhaus

0.33 MILES

Designed by Paul Engelmann, a student of Adolf Loos, and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, this building has strict lines and a stepped design…

5. Museum für Angewandte Kunst

0.54 MILES

MAK is devoted to craftsmanship and art forms in everyday life. Each exhibition room showcases a different style, which includes Renaissance, baroque,…

6. Planetarium

0.59 MILES

Austria's biggest planetarium is galaxies away from being its biggest draw. Vienna’s extraterrestrial and interstellar viewfinder is located on the edge…

7. Pratermuseum

0.59 MILES

Sharing the same building as the Planetarium, this municipal museum traces the history of the Würstelprater and its woodland neighbour. For all the life…

8. Postsparkasse

0.61 MILES

The marble-cased and metal-'studded' Post Office Savings Bank building is the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) work of Otto Wagner, who oversaw its construction…