Albertina Museum, Vienna

4.5 out of 5 stars 49 Reviews

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien +43 1 53483

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Danubiusbrunnen
    Danubiusbrunnen
    by croisbeauty
  • Albertina Museum
    by croisbeauty
  • Danubiusbrunnen
    Danubiusbrunnen
    by croisbeauty
  • Jp799's Profile Photo

    Albertina

    by Jp799 Written Mar 25, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Die Albertina was opened on 14.March 2003, and houses changing international art exhibitions. You will see posters throughout the city with the current featured artists and works. Alternatively, there are the Habsburgs' Staterooms, which are really rather boring, and not worth going to see unless you go for the art exhibition as well (the cost to see the state rooms are included in the price to see the exhibition).

    Photo from website

    Was this review helpful?

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo

    World Class Graphical Collection -- The Albertina

    by RhineRoll Updated Sep 11, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Albertina is a wonderful, fairly large palace at the southern end of the Hofburg containing a world renowned graphical collection. After a thorough renovation being concluded in 2003, the classical facades conceal one of the most modern storage system for the works of art of which only small parts are shown to the public in thematic exhibitions. The museum has among its treasures as a permanent bequest the collections of the couples Batliner and Forberg containing terrific paintings by Monet, Cezanne, Kokoschka and Picasso. Within the Albertina you can also visit the Habsburg State Rooms and marvel at their imperial splendour. Excellent disabled access.

    Related to:
    • Disabilities
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • joanj's Profile Photo

    Museum Albertina

    by joanj Updated Aug 12, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This beautiful building is the Albertina Museum, sitated in downtown Vienna.
    with our time restriction we could not visit the museum, but there is a facinating history to the building, and you can read all about it on the website.

    There are guided tours available, and the website gives opening hours, up to date prices, and lots of other information about different exhibitions that will be shown in the museum

    As I had no time to go inside, I feel it is only right for you to look up all the information on the website, instead of me writing about something I did not view.

    Albertina Museum - one mode of transport Albertina Museum, -another mode of transport Advertising exhibition at the Albertina
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maggies's Profile Photo

    ALBERTINA

    by Maggies Written Jan 24, 2008

    Amonst many other works, Albertina has one of the largest and most valuable graphic art collections in the world.
    It helds some great exhibitions. The one I've seen in December 2007 was Monet to Picasso - The Batliner Collection (14.9.2007 - 6.4.2008). Totalling 500 works it's one of the greatest European private collections and it was transferred to the Albertina as a permanent loan. It includes major works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Chagall, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Kandinsky, Sam Francis, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon.

    Inside Albertina Inside Albertina

    Was this review helpful?

  • monkeytrousers's Profile Photo

    Albertinaplatz & The Albertina

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 20, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Albertina houses a large collection of fine art from the likes of Da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Rembrandt which rotates throughout the year. Outside the gallery is a nice Danube fountain.

    On the Albertinaplatz make sure you check out the Warning Against Fascism memorial.

    Danube Fountain Warning Against War & Fascism Memorial

    Was this review helpful?

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo

    Albertina

    by call_me_rhia Written May 27, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Albertina used to be a Habsburg living quarter and it is built on one of the old bastions of Vienna. You will notice it for its architecture and for the large statue outside. The Archduchess Marie-Christine and the Archduke Karl (who defeated Napoleon at Aspern) used to live here. When coming from the Stephen’s cathedral, the Albertina is the first Hofburg building that you’ll encounter.

    In the Albertina you can now visit a very famous graphic collection, which has more than 1 million prints and 60,000 drawings. This collection was founded by the Duke Herzog Albert of Saxe-Teschen, and among others you can see works of Dürer, Klimt, Schiele, Cézanne and Picasso. If you are into photography then this place is for you, as you can also see some fine photos of Helmut Newton.

    albertina

    Was this review helpful?

  • stellar-stella's Profile Photo

    Albertina

    by stellar-stella Written Mar 1, 2007

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There were several different exhibitions of modern fine art. But in fact I was fascinated by the architecture itself that I paid more attention to the interier deco than the painings on the wall! Hehe, the beauty of the building reduced the appeal of the art works...Sorry to say that...
    The normal ticket is 10 euro, 7 euro for students... Quite expensive but still worth going...

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Study Abroad
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beograd's Profile Photo

    Albertina Gallery

    by Beograd Updated Mar 1, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Even if there are no exibits advertized, "Albertina" is a must for its permanent exibit. After being very disappointed with Picasso and Warhol, we decided to skip Gertsch and check the permanent one. WOW!!! The first thing that we saw was a Michelangelo's drawing! Can you imagine that?! Not knowing what is awaiting, you enter a room and BOOM! There is Michelangelo!!!! I was so shocked that I actualy said to my husband: "Did you see that?! It's a Michelangelo! A REAL Michelangelo!!!!" Further on you get to see Duerer and many other REAL masters of Art (Leonardo, Rafaelo, Delacroix) that you learn about in school. I will leave it for you to discover it further.

    The building of Albertina is itself very unique. But being in "innerstadt" (1st district) it is only expected. Make sure that you visit it!

    Tickets
    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beograd's Profile Photo

    "Albertina"

    by Beograd Updated Mar 1, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    "Albertina" gallery had exibitions that couldn't be missed. Picasso, Warhol and and Gertsch. Liking them or not, one would make an enormous mistake not to see it if opportunity given. My husband and I are amongst those that are not to happy neither about Picasso nor Warhol. Still, we wouldn't miss the chance. What Warhol used to do, I do not consider art. But I have to say that he had an interesting idea and definitely a new one. His work was interesting but in my oppinion it does not deserve such great place in History of Arts as it seem to be taking. What seemed to me is that he was accepted simply for being around with famous people of his time and puting them in the spotlight even more... They made him big, just to ensure their own immortal life in pictures.

    And as for Picasso, I don't mind his "Blue Phase" but later on he just doesn't do anything for me. What was showed on this exibition here, was his work in the final stage of his life. All those "masterpieces" seemed to me like he knew that the end is near and he just had to produce as many items as possible. Not to express himself but to grab as much money as possible. He had no creative ideas and at the age of over 80 he was trying to impress or shock public with explicite and rather vulgare and obscene images of various women. He has certainly managed to shock me but not with the subject of his paintings. I was sadden with his lack of creativity and with, what striked me as, greed. Neither my husband nor I have expected him to vulgarize his work and to bring it so low...

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo

    Albertina & Augustinerkirche

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The top of the Albertina offers a great view of the Opera, the back of the Hofburg, the Burggarten, the Augustinerkirche and--off in the distance--Karntnerstrasse. The 12 meter platform at the Albertina is the only remaining portion of Vienna's city walls which were demolished in 1858.

    The Albertina is named after Duke Albert, who married Maria-Theresia’s favorite daughter, Marie-Christine. He was to become the Governor General of the Austrian Netherlands, and throughout his life he established a massive art collection which is now a public museum.

    The Albertinaplatz is also home to one of Vienna's official Tourist Information Centers, a great facility with maps, hotel reservations, and much other info. We stopped here to get our hotel reservations.

    Me at the Albertina Augustinerkirche Me & Laura at the Albertina Tousist information booth

    Was this review helpful?

  • Muya's Profile Photo

    Albertina celebrates Mozart

    by Muya Updated Jul 9, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Albertina is a great museum where you can admire, among others, paintings by Klimt or Schiele, Kokoschka and Warhol, for the 20th century. But other famous painters like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffael, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens, Lorrain, Delacroix, Manet and Cézanne are also well represented.

    But we chose to visit Albertina with another purpose : we wanted to see the special exhibition held in honour of Mozart's 250th birthday. And we learned a lot about his life. We got an audio guide at the entrance, and followed the special carpet designed for the exhibition. Very interesting, although the numbers showing paintings or objects from Mozart's time were not always following the order of the visit. Anyway, we could listen to parts of his music while seeing the original scores he wrote... and that was great for me who knows nothing about classical music !

    I also learned that there was no faithful representation of Mozart, since it was less important to him to leave a real trace of his face than a good music. So we have many different portraits representing his face. (see the second picture)

    Albertina Various portraits of Mozart Inside the hall of the Albertina

    Was this review helpful?

  • FRONA's Profile Photo

    Great exhibitions right in the center of the city

    by FRONA Updated Mar 28, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    http://www.albertina.at/cms/front_content.php

    This Roman style building had under its foundations had a 130 graves from 2 and 3 rd century AD. This building also used to be the city council in the period 1742-1745 and 1801-1807 and it hides wonderful halls and even appartments in there. The collection of Albertina has one of the most valuable and the largest collection of graphic works in the world. Some of the names include:

    Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffael, Albrecht Dürer Rembrandt aRubens, Lorrain, Delacroix, Manet and Cézanne. In the 20. th century: Schiele, Klimt and Kokoschka, Warhol, Rauschenberg and Baselitz.

    Albertina
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Work Abroad

    Was this review helpful?

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo

    Albertina

    by filipdebont Updated Dec 18, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Day 2 : Hofburg area

    Albertina, located in the Augustinerstrasse, is kind of a corner building of the big Hofburg complex.

    In fact this palace is a museum where you can see the world’s largest collection on drawings, pictures, photos and water colours.

    This palace was once owned by the daughter from Maria Theresia, Maria Christina and her husband duke Albert van Sachsen-Teschen.

    The collection in the Albertina contains more then 1 million pictures, more then 65.000 water colours and more then 70.000 photos. So they have enough material to set up an interesting exposition.

    Albertina Albertina
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • chiara76's Profile Photo

    Albertina.

    by chiara76 Updated Nov 16, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Albertina is a dream all of Historian of Art, believe me.
    When I was a student of the History of Art I always dreamed about visiting this place and one day my dream came true!

    It was founded in 1776 by Duke Herzog Albert of Saxe-Teschen.

    It is the bigest collection of prints and draws. There are also the photographs in the collection and also the collection of the papyruses

    The most famous works are of Durer, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, Bosch, Bruegel, Manet, Cezanne, Schiele, Klimt.

    There are also often time exhibitions of the different artist.
    It is the obligatory museum to visit for all art's lovers!

    Albertina Museum, Vienna. In the front of Albertina Museum in Vienna.
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • olja1234's Profile Photo

    Albertina

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In this part of Vienna, fiakers are seen all the time. Lines of coaches, in front of the points, interesting for tourist, are waiting for clients. Always is found somebody, tired, with painful legs, or just to ride in coach.

    Fiakers

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Vienna

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

39 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Albertina Museum
4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices

View all Vienna hotels