Museums

We have selected a few interesting museums in Vienna for you.  For a more extensive list of museums and information about the exhibitions they are currently showing, please visit http://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/museums-exhibitions 

 

 

Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 525 24 0

http://www.khm.at/en/

The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) was built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to house the extensive collections of the imperial family. With its vast array of eminent works and the largest Bruegel collection in the world, it is considered one of the most eminent museums in the world. Photo: ©WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Burgring 7 / Visitor´s entrance
Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 521 77 0

http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at

The museum is home to world-famous and unique objects, such as the 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf, the Steller’s sea cow that became extinct over 200 years ago, and enormous dinosaur skeletons. Further highlights in the 39 exhibit halls include the world’s largest and oldest public collection of meteorites, including the spectacular “Tissint” meteorite from Mars, as well as the new permanent anthropological exhibition on the origins and development of humans.

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 534 83 0

http://www.albertina.at

The Albertina not only has the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.

MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MQ)

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 523 5881

http://www.mqw.at

Vienna’s exciting art complex near the Imperial Palace offers not only renowned museums such as the Leopold Museum, with its numerous works by Schiele, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kunsthalle: a lively array of restaurants, cafés and bars make this museum district even more attractive. See and be seen is the motto – and above all: enjoy...

Leopold Museum (at MQ)

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 52570 0

http://www.leopoldmuseum.org

The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure-trove of Viennese art nouveau, the Vienna Workshop and of the Expressionist period. As the most-visited museum in the most fashionable cultural place in the city, the MuseumsQuartier, it houses the most important and largest Egon Schiele collection in the world as well as masterpieces by the founder of the Vienna Secession movement, Gustav Klimt. In addition, the Leopold Museum is also showing exhibits of the Vienna Workshop from Josef Hofmann to Koloman Moser, which are considered to be unique artworks of international design history.

Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 79557134

http://www.belvedere.at

The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its center. It houses the Belvedere Museum which showcases many famous paintings by Gustav Klimt. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

Hofburg

Michaelerkuppel
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 533 7570

http://www.hofburg-wien.at/

The Vienna Hofburg is a must for anybody wanting to explore the world of the Habsburgs. In the Imperial Silver Collection magnificent dining services, centerpieces measuring up to 30 meters in length and exquisite napery give an impression of the lavish pomp of imperial banquets. The Sisi Museum conveys a complex picture of Empress Elisabeth with numerous, partly very personal objects on display which afford fascinating insights into the official and private worlds of this unique woman. Visitors to the Imperial Apartments will gain an insight into the world of Austria's most illustrious imperial couple. The nineteen rooms in the apartments occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth are all furnished and decorated to the highest standards of historical authenticity.

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 811 13 239

http://www.schoenbrunn.at

Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is one of Europe's most impressive Baroque palace complexes. The complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo. Spend an entire day at Schönbrunn: visit the show rooms with a "Grand Tour with Audio Guide," admire the splendid Bergl Rooms, and stroll through the “Labyrinth.”

Imperial Furniture Collection (Hofmobiliendepot / Möbel Museum Wien)

Andreasgasse 7
1070 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 524 33 57

http://www.hofmobiliendepot.at

The k.k. Hofmobiliendepot (literally: imperial-royal Court Furniture Depot) is a unique museum that shows how the imperial families used to live. Among the many thousands of exhibits amassed over five centuries, with special emphasis on Biedermeier and Historicism, one also finds a Baroque easy-chair on wheels, an imperial travel throne and praying-stools with velvet pillow-covers.

House of Music (Haus der Musik) Sound Museum

Seilerstätte 30
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 513 4850

http://www.hdm.at

Haus der Musik is an interactive discovery museum located in the heart of Vienna's first district nestled between St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. A host of interactive installations playfully communicate openness to new things, understanding and enthusiasm in approaching music Haus der Musik was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative design and is located in the former Palais of Archduke Charles.

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