Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
This is one of the world's great art gallery. What makes it special is not its size but the quality of the works. The paintings that you see here are by artists at their very best. Particularly notable are the works of Pieter Bruegel of which this is suppose to be the largest collection in the world. It's worth going to Vienna just to vist this gallery.
The museum also contains an interesting collection of Egyptian, Roman and Greek artifacts. Unfortunately I was not able to see much of these last sections as the museum was closing up for the night. This brings up the entrance times and fees for the Museum which are:Entrance fees
Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Picture galleries)
Cost of Entry is:
Adults € 10,00
Reduced rate € 7,50
Vienna Card Holder € 9,00
Family Ticket € 20,00
Groups of 10 or more € 7,00
Guided tours € 2,00
Pupils in school group € 2,00
Guided tour for school group € 34,00
Audio guide € 2,00
This is one of the most important museums in the world! You should definitely not miss this magnificent gallery, which houses the largest collection of Bruegels in the world, and includes many works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Titian and Velázquez.
Picture Gallery, Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection:
daily except Monday
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Collection of Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Coin Cabinet
daily except Monday
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A fantastic building itself, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the greatest European museums of fine art. This museum houses many of the fabulous art collections gathered by the Habsburgs as they added new territories to their empire. One highlight is the fine collection of ancient Egyptian and Greek art. The museum also has works by many of the great European masters, such as Velásquez and Titian.-
If you love Jan Vermeer, like me, you can admire the painting "The Allegory of Painting" in one of
Prices: Admission 9€ adults, 6.50€ students and seniors, free for children under 6
The Kunsthistorische Museum - like the other monumental piles of the Ringstrasse - was built in the late 19th century on land that had previously served as the defensive barrier immediately outside the old walls protecting the inner city of Vienna. After the Revolution of 1848, the Habsburgs were concerned about maintaining the loyalty of the citizens of Vienna, and the creation of the Kunsthistorische Museum was part of a general policy to mollify the middle classes with new public "temples" like the Rathaus or the Parlament. The artworks which formed the Museum's collection came from the hitherto private galleries of the ruling dynasty - and no expense was spared to create a properly grandiose home for this legacy. A "neo-Renaissance" style was deemed to be appropriate for the museum - reflecting as well the origin of much of the collection. It's a true Palace of Art - a bit overwhelming - but understandable in light of the museum's origins. "Bread, Circuses, and Art" for the masses!
The Museum of Fine Arts was where we all split off from each other. I like museums, my two friends aren't that fond of them. I went in, they didn't, and we all found out we had fun on our own little adventures.
The Museum of Fine Arts has paintings from such superstars as Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Something about Rubens work, I love it.
Anyway, the museum was built in 1872 and I thought it was well worth the time.
There are five collections in the main building on Maria-Theresien Platz: A gallery of painting; the Coin Cabinet; the sculpture and applied arts collection and the art of Ancient Egypt and works from Greece, Rome and the Near East.
I love visiting here for the Breugel paintings as well as the Italian Renaissance collection. Breugel painting is from the WebMuseum: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/
Kunsthistorisches Museum ( Art-History Museum)
I did ever see some series of this small girl, an Austrian princess who'd married Spanish King painted by Velazquez. I can't rememer the exact history.. But..Anyway I could face real art, great pics. when I visited this museum and thoes pics.of Velazquez made me breathtaking..really..!!!
One of the most interesting museums in Vienna with plenty of wonderful pieces of art like the paintings and other ones. There is interesting gallery of Egyptian art there.
Inside Kunsthistorisches Museum you can find one of the most big collection of painting of Durer, Brughel, Canaletto, Tiziano and Vermeer. There are also a lot of Sculpures.