Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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from C$31.47
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Museumsquartier • 3 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 4 min walk
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  • PATRICK K
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    This was one of the highlights of our visit. A most impressive building and exceptional range of paintings. We enjoyed a coffee in the Cafe, which is a spectacular setting it its own right. I would strongly recommend a visit and I am not normally a great art gallery fan. The museum was not particularly busy and there was plenty of space and time to view all the exhibits. We used the audio guides which were very helpful
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • daphne m
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When visiting Vienna, this is a must!
    The Kuntshistoriches is a must for those who appreciate Art. This must be one of the best Art collections in the world. It also has an amazing coffee shop. I have never experienced anything like it. WOW!! This art museum alone will draw us back to Vienna. Not much British art though, from every else practically. This could take several hours and maybe a full day if you wish to see the Eygeptian rooms and middle eastern antiquities .
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 9, 2023
  • JQcreations
    Rethymnon, Greece338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best European museums
    We went on a Saturday morning as early as we could. The museum is inside a fantastic historical building. The fee admission of 21€ per person might sound much but it really isn't. The museum is huge with fantastic collections from many places in the world, besides the Austrian heritage. The art collection is extensive and very good. They even have a coin collection on the top floor!!!!! On the first floor you will find a great cafe with excellent service and if you are lucky you can find a place by the window with great views. It's a must but be prepared for a minimum of two hours.... of walking.......
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Angela R
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    Spent 3 hours enjoying the art in such a beautiful building! Cloakroom is free, for bags and coats. Lots of toilets on each floor. Lovely food place, great soup, but allow time to queue. Very helpful info people by entrance told what not to miss.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 15, 2023
  • Rachpk
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was mindblowing!
    Unbelievable. One of the most impressive museums I have ever seen. The marble Chambers where the artefacts are on display are absolutely beautiful. The lighting is perfect and the history just flows from room to room. Really reasonably priced when you purchase a kombi ticket with kunsthistorisches museum and the imperial treasury. Well worth a visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Elissa
    Los Angeles, California595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Most Impressive Museum I've Ever Visited
    Out of the nearly 70 countries I've been to, this is the most impressive museum I've ever visited. The architecture inside is amazing in itself, and the apple strudel and coffee are delicious. The curation of the exhibits is absolutely magnificent-- the Egyptian exhibit in particular is beyond special. When you enter, you feel like you're actually in an Egyptian tomb. There's even a small pyramid you can enter! Their collection of artifacts in the Egyptian and Roman exhibits alone are impressive, and their painting collection is something else. The special exhibit Around the World in 80 Coins was also very impressive, with a way larger collection than I would have expected!! Not to be missed if you're in Vienna. Buy tickets in advance so you can walk right in!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Travelleronwheels
    United Kingdom202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive and impressive collections
    This impressive building is both an art gallery and a museum. I particularly enjoyed the large collection of “Old Masters” before visiting the Egyptology collection on the floor below. I spent longer than intended here as there was so much to see - all interesting and all well curated. The building is worth a visit in its own right, particularly the lounge restaurant which feels like a step back in time - the food is good as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 10, 2023
  • luci
    Prague, Czech Republic11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    just incredible.
    if you’re thinking about visiting a museum in vienna, THIS IS THE ONE! the entrance is FREE for teenagers, €21 for adults. the interior is breath-taking, seriously. the rooms with paintings are beautiful, and i think i don’t even have to start with the incredible paintings stored there. i’d recommend getting an audio tour, they cost a very reasonable price, or at least get a paper plan of the museum with the most important info — it’s free in german and english at the entrance :). also, you can (and, well, have to) store your backpacks at the lockers but it’s free, same with the toilets. so, to end the review, if u’re here this is a must-see!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 11, 2023
  • Ilkley Bore
    Ilkley, United Kingdom25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good museum food
    Really good museum cafe in fine surroundings. Reasonably priced lunch given the location. The one thing preventing 5 stars is that the interior design is clearly ripped off from Leeds Art Gallery cafe - shame on you Vienna!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Henry W
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An essential museum in Vienna
    This museum was filled with astonishing artifacts and art. For a history buff, this was an amazing experience. The second floor with the coin collectiom was closed. The staff in the café were also quite rude. Other than that a must visit in Vienna!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
As we anticipated, in almost three hours, we managed to visit only half of the first floor of this exquisite and vast museum!
At a leisurely pace, we visited in detail the rooms dedicated to the ancient history of Egypt, Hellenistic culture, the Roman Empire, Etruscan culture, Christianity and early Middle Ages in Europe.
The objects on display are magnificent. We looked at them with awesome respect for the unsurpassed skills of those craftsmen who lived and worked in the distant past...
We will, of course, return to this museum to see the other three-fourths of the collections and most probably, to revisit once again the rooms we had already seen!
Written February 26, 2024
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Betty
Linz, Austria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
That is so hot in summer ,and you will climb a hill to the final architecture,so i suggest you to take more water and perhaps a cap is a better choice for u .now let's start to appreciate the all landscape of it
Written February 24, 2024
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criz11
London, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Wow, what a building! Very interesting museum with many items from Roman and Ancient Egypt. Lots of Masters on display too. Cafe is nicely located if you can get in.
Written January 17, 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The good thing is that the museum is not too big and can be seen more easily. On the first floor are archaeological artifacts, on the second are exposed pictures.
Written January 6, 2024
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amandime colette
Cannes, France24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
100% worth visiting the museum.beautiful amazing artifacts.it was the best attraction for us in vienna.
Written January 6, 2024
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Mujo Z
141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Awesome museum, must see in Vienna. This is definitely one of top 3 attractions in Vienna. You have museum and galery in one. :)
Bye ticket on-line, it is fast and safe :)
Written December 30, 2023
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Sara Kaufmann
Oslo, Norway40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was the most beautiful museum i’ve ever seen. The biggest art collection i’ve ever seen and the museum just looks amazing. There’s a really good cafe where you can go. The outside of the museum is so impressive but as soon as you see the light, you are gonna be amazed. Loved it
Written December 26, 2023
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Vasilisa V
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This museum was worth it. There are plenty of rooms and with an audio guide, you can wonder around for hours. They Greco-Roman rooms and Egyptian archaeology were fantastic. Great exhibition of Raphael and exquisite tapestry.
There is also a nice cafe at the museum, reasonably priced. Have to either book in advance or wait in a queue.
This is now my favourite museum in Europe.
Written December 23, 2023
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Vic B
Bancroft, Canada200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Extensive place where we saw many art works by Rubens, Breughel, Raphael etc. Nice museum even though some exhibits were closed but very large. Several school groups made it very crowded. Money exhibit interesting.
Written December 22, 2023
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Anthony
New York City, NY897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Any art lover cannot miss this museum when visiting Vienna. Other than being a spectacular art museum, the building and especially the central staircase were very beautiful. The museum’s collection is vast and would recommend taking advantage of their website to view the collection and plan out what to see. Including a lunch break, we spent 5-6 hours covering the entire museum. One nice thing though was in the picture gallery, there were many comfortable couches to rest your feet.

The picture gallery was by far the more popular of the exhibits with the room featuring Bruegel’s paintings being quite crowded. Other than the picture gallery, the Kunstkammer should not be missed as it has an amazing collection of antiquities.

On the second floor by the central staircase is a cafe which was busy, but very beautiful as you are seated under the dome. We purchased the combined ticket online with the Treasury that had discount compared to purchasing separately and saved us from having to wait at the ticket office. In the basement, there were numerous lockers (needs a 1 Euro coin that you will get back), coat check, and a large gift shop. During November and December, there also is a Christmas market outside that was very busy on the day we visited.
Written December 19, 2023
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$31.18, while a popular guided tour starts around C$23.77 per person.

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