I was carried away when I first visited it - its architecture and all the paintings made me want to visit it again and again. Austria opens it to the public for free on its National Day. Across it is the Naturhistorisches Museum but don't do what I've done on my first visit: visit the two on the same day. I thought my mind would blow. I was so exhausted.
The architecture of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is just so impressive and of course the collections themselves. Drink a coffee in its small coffeehouse and don't rush so you wil enjoy everything including the special/featured exhibition.
You will find a number of masterpieces here like works of Bruegel and my other favourites like Rubens, Rembrant, Raphael, Velazquez, Titian and Durer. It was the Emperor Franz Joseph who have had the Kunsthistorisches Museum built to house the imperial collections.
Please visit http://www.khm.at to get all the informations you may need like prices, opening hours and exhibitions.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Picture Gallery
Here we saw the master’s works, galleries of famous painters including , Veronese, Tintoretto, Titian ans major works by van Eyck, Rubens, van Dyck. The paintings included works from the 15th to the 18th centuries . In the short time we had , we could only take in a very few of these amazing works of art.
This museum would take months, if not years to really see We spent three hours and barely scratched the surface.
The museum was opened in 1891 and for the first time imperial Habsburg collections were housed under one roof. The building is quite grand and designed in the style of the Italian Renaissance. We spent some time in the entrance itself admiring the magnificent architecture..
With a combined ticket you can visit several museums housing collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum at a reduced rate.
Adults ... € 10.00
Reduced rate* ... € 7.50
Vienna Card Holder ... € 9.00
Family Ticket** ... € 20.00
A Visit to this museum is always my favorite. They have a large selection of Egiptian memorobilia and some Roman statues and heads on display. They also have a large selection of wonderful paintings by great masters that can be viewed.
Entrance price 7.50 Euro
This fascinating and large museum house a collection of the Habsburg's treasures from the world of art and history. There are large collections of objects from Egyptian, ancient Greek, Roman and Middle ages. There is also an impressive collection of renaissance and baroque art including work from the likes of Caravaggio, Bruegel, van Dyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael to name but a few.
Museum of Fine Arts, built according to italian Rennaissance style. It's a huge, impressive building which has a twin, the Museum of Natural History at the opposite. You are going to think that there is a big mirror there! In the museum there are ancient collections, as egypt, greek and roman collection, a room with sculptures and many paintings from different periods from all over Europe, italian paintings, fandre, french, austrian etc.
If you like painting you should definetely visit it!
The Kunstkammer (Collection of Sculpture and Decorative Arts), located in the main building of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, M.Theresianplatz, should not be confused with the "Schatzkammer" (Treasury) in the Hofburg at the Schweizerhof.
The Kunstkammer is a collection of sculptures and decorative arts with a large variety or products of natural art and works of fine art such as goldsmith’s art, bronze, ebony, wooden and stone sculptures, automatons and clocks, games, cabinets, curiosities and tapestries which belonged to the Habsburgs.
There exists a "Tapisseriensammlung" merged with the "Kunstkammer".
This collection includes over 800 tapestries that served to decorate the interiors of castles. Unfortunately for the amateurs only a few of the tapestries are displayed today.
The Kunstkammer is presently closed but in 2005 I could visit a good part of it at the "Hochparterre" of the main building and could take some photos.
KHM (Museum of Fine Arts) is a 4-storeyed building built by Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer from 1872 to 1891. Here you can visit Egyptian collection, the collection of paintings by Dürer, Rubens, Titian, Rembrandt and other Italian, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Flemish painters, and the collection of coins and medals. We also had the chance of visiting the exhibition of Bernardo Bellotto ( March 16 till June 19 ).
The museum's open every day except on Mon. 10 am-6 pm and Thu. 10 am-9 pm.
The entrance fee's 10 euros adults, 7 euros groups of 10 or more, 2 euros pupils, etc.
Between the great European collections of art, that one of the House of Asburg was not placed in the real palace, but it arranged of one its center constructed second the most modern criteria of lighting system and exposure of the second half of the 800. The museum of history of art occupies the immense palace of Maria-Theresien-Platz, of forehead to that one of the Naturhistorisehes Museum; both were erected in 1872-81 in Italian neorinascimental style from G. Semper and K. Hasenauer to celebration of the Asburg. The long facade has a short body centers with two orders of columns, with an high cupola and adorned, in the balustrade, from statues of great artists; two great statues of the Sculpture and the Painting place side by side the income. Between the more important museums of the in Europe, it arranges, in particular, of an immensest pinacoteca beyond to remarkable collections, as that one Egyptian and orients them, of ancient art, decorative sculpture and limbs and that one of numismatics, exposed in the main center. The other collections have found center to the Hofburg (Treasure, arm and musical armors, instruments), to Schonbrunn and also outside Vienna (collections of the castle of Ambras, near lnnsbruck).
This museum has, amongst other things, a marvellous collection of the Old Masters, which I love. They were collected over the years by the Habsburg rulers. There are works by the Flemish and Venetian masters, but some of my favourite works are the piantings by the Breugels. I just love the winter scenes with all the tiny details., but there is also the beautiful "The Artists Studio" which was painted by Johannes Vermeer in 1665. You really need a day at least to wander through this wonderful museum.
In a city filled with museums, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is at the head of the class. Thanks to successive Habsburg rulers, it contains not only the fourth largest collection of paintings in the world, but also Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. When the Vienna Ringstrase was ceremoniously opened in 1891 it became the first time most of the imperial Habsburg collections were housed under one roof. The building itself was conceived as a memorial to Habsburg patronage in the style of the Italian RenaissanceSo numerous are the exhibits that several of the museum's departments are now housed in the Neue Burg wing of the Hofburg.
Most people come here to see the sixteenth and seventeenth century art in the Gemäldegalerie, in particular the largest collection of Bruegels in the world. Due to the Habsburgs' conquests, the museum is also loaded with Venetian works, by the likes of Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian, and a goodly selection of Velázquez portraits. In addition, there are numerous works by Rembrandt, Cranach and Dürer, and whole rooms devoted to Van Dyck and Rubens. Lastly, don't miss the unrivalled collection of Mannerist works from the court of Rudolf II, especially the surrealist court painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. In all, the museum is divided into eight different collections.
OPEN: Tues.-Sun. 10-6
Thurs. until 9 PM
The Hapsburgs assembled collections of art that are among the greatest and most extensive in the world. The museum contains ten sections and the main building on the ring houses five of these.
The building's interior furnishing thankfully remained largely intact despite heavy damage caused by bombing during the Second World War.
The statue pictured is of Theseus Slaying the Minotaur and was created in 1820. It is located on the landing of the main stairs for the museum.
In the museum we had the privilege of viewing the Sarcophagus of Des-Shu-Tefnu (300 BC) of the 18th dynasty of Egypt as well as the paintings of Bruegel, Van Eyck, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Durer, as well as many many more.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is Vienna's Museum of History and Art. The collection is based mainly on the private collection of the Habsburg rulers over the years. You will see paintings from all over Europe, sculptures, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artifacts, coins from many Ancient civilizations, and much more. This is one of the best museums in the world.
Admission is charged. Hours are 10 AM - 6 PM Tuesday through Sunday.
In the Wiener Hofburg (Schweizerhof, 1010 Wien) you will find the Schatzkammer of Vienna. This museum has one of the most important collections of splendor and representation objects. The dark rooms with all the gold and diomonds are spectacular for kids to see. Particularly worth seeing are the Emperor crown of the holy Roman realm (around 962) house crown of the Habsburger and/or Austrian emperor crown (1602) treasure of the medal of the golden fleece Burgunderschatz (15th century)
KUNSTHISHORISCHES MUSEUM is the best & most enjoyable museums I've ever visited. & I've been to many...
The MONUMENT TO EMPRESS MARIA THERESA can be found in Maria Theresienplatz among the 2 symmetrical buildings of NATURHISTORISCHES & KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM. Maria Thesera is seen here seated on her throne & surrounded by her counselors (standing) & her generals (on horse-back).
Some famous works of art to be found here are:
1) Salt Cellar by Benvenuto Cellini (1540-43)
2) The Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress by Velazquez (1659)
3) David with the Head of Goliath by Caravaggio (ca. 1606)
4) Allegory of Vanity by Gregor Erhart (ca. 1500)
5) Summer by Arcimboldo (1563).
6) Allegory of Painting by Jan Vermeer (ca. 1670)
7) The Adoration of the Trinity by Albrecht Durer (1511)
8) Peasant Dance by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1568)
The variety of arts & precious objects are tremendous. Bronzes, goldworks, tapestries, ivories, Egyptian, Greek & Roman antiquities, sculptures & paintings... just a feast for anyone who's interested in arts.
For those of you who love paintings, you'll be glad to know works by these artists are all represented here:
3) Van Eyck
4) Van Dyck
5) Bruegel the Elder