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“Probably the most beautiful museum in the world”

Kunsthistorisches Museum
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Entrance Ticket
Ranked #9 of 830 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I am surprised with the beauty and the collections of this museum. There are two museums opposite to each other, one is for science and nature and another is for art. The collections are amazing. Do not forget to have a coffee inside the museum and enjoy the architecture and Klimt's painting on the roof top

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

To call it a fantastic museum is a understatement. I know barely a smidgen more than zero about art and I found it to be a giant WOW! experience. Audio tour was excellent with the warning below.

Spent five hours there and had to walk straight through the last third. It is easily a full day outing. Room after room after room stuffed full of world class art and then I let my eyes drift upward and all the ceilings are finished just stunningly. Definitely look up!

There are three floors, the half floor, the first and the second. The stairs for the half floor and the second floor aren't really hidden, but they get lost in the grandeur of the main staircase which goes from the ground to the first floor. I didn't realize what I was missing until I only had an hour left, ergo the racing through.

The second floor display area is smaller, only housing the coin collection and what are listed as "cartoons". I figured that I could pass on "cartoons" until I saw them - they are 12 (I think) GIANT tapestries each about 15 feet by maybe 25 feet that portrayed the Hapbergs North African campaign. Looked absolutely amazing, but I was running out of time and literally just walked past them. Could have easily spent an hour just with them.

Now back to the audio headphones. Nearly everything on the first floor, mostly paintings, has English translations and many are cross-referenced to the audio tour for more, much more, detail. Very, very good. However, on the half floor, which has a huge amount of Roman and Egyptian stuff, maybe about half the stuff (purely my guessestimate) does not have English translations nor audio verbiage. It seemed to run in streaks - a couple of rooms would have nothing in English and then a room or two would have English translations. Same was true with the coin collection.

I paid 15 euros for admission and 5 euros for the audio tape. I felt it was a very fair price.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We spent two days in the Kunsthistoriches Museum. The depth of their collection is breathtaking. I highly recommend renting an audio guide, which was very helpful in interpreting the art and its time.

Thank Eclipsegroupie
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We purchased a combination ticket with the Treasury. The exhibit held art from Roman period to current day. Especially nice is the viewing platform of the painting by Klimt in the rotunda. Some of the rooms had so many paintings that it was overwhelming at times. But this museum had good seating.

This ticket does not include the audio guide and the cost is 4eu

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I find it inacceptable that there aren't english descriptions in everything. I came to Vienna and PAY to see something that it s originally from MY country but the explanation is written only in yours?? is this a joke?? and if I want more details I have to pay MORE for an auduoguide??.. (Αξίζει οπωσδήποτε μια επίσκεψη. Πρόκειται για ένα τεράστιο μουσείο με απίστευτη ποικιλία εκθεμάτων αλλά χρειάζονται τουλάχιστον 2-3 ώρες + πολλά εκθέματα δεν έχουν καν γραμμενες τις περιγραφες στα αγγλικά..)

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