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Vienna's finest museums

You do not have look for long for interesting museums in Vienna. The city has more than a hundred of them! Museums featuring classical art, natural history, Empress Sisi and Hundertwasser. We recommend the best museums in Vienna.
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Vienna Museum of Art History

The Vienna Museum of Art History is one of the most acclaimed and popular art museums in the world. The museum first opened its doors in 1891 and is the city's largest and most important museum. Its collection consists of thousands of artworks from different periods. You will see sculptures from ancient Egypt and works by Rembrandt, Cézanne and Renoir, among others. Textiles, books and photographs are also part of the collection. Changing exhibitions give you an in-depth look at art styles. Tip: Also visit the Imperial Treasury. The Treasury houses a huge collection of jewels, crowns and other treasures of the Habsburg dynasty.
Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz

Sisi Museum

The Sisi Museum tells the story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi. She did a lot of charity work in her life and she had progressive ideas about women's rights. As empress, she lived in the imperial palace Hofburg, and her museum is now located opposite it. The interactive exhibitions in the two palaces with furniture from her life time will give you a better picture of this empress. Also stroll through the sculpture garden with statues of characters from the books and films made about her life.
Address: Michaelerkuppel

Vienna Museum of Natural History

In the Vienna Museum of Natural History, you will travel millions of years back in time. It is one of the oldest museums in the world and one of the largest in Europe. Founded in 1748 by Empress Maria Theresa, the museum is one of the world's leading natural history museums. The museum's collections include more than 30 million objects! It also organises changing exhibitions with natural history themes.
Address: Burgring 7

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Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum exhibits Jewish culture, tradition and history in Austria through the centuries. You will get a glimpse into the lives of famous Austrian Jews such as composer Gustav Mahler or artist Egon Schiele. Old coins, religious paintings, Torahs and prayer shawls are also part of the collection. Of course, stories from World War II cannot be omitted. These stories are told with the help of photographs and audio recordings of survivors.
Address: Dorotheergasse 11

Albertina Museum

In the Albertina Museum, you will find one of the largest collections of prints in the world. The more than 65,000 drawings and illustrations were created by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Dürer and Rubens. You will also find watercolours by Turner and drawings by Monet. You will get a glimpse of many different styles. This includes fashion illustrations created by famous designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen.
Address: Albertinaplatz 1

Belvedere Museum

The Belvedere is perhaps Vienna's leading art museum. You will see fantastic collections of Baroque art. The museum is spread across two locations, Belvedere Palace and the Orangery. You will find works by Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, among others. In addition, the museum has a large collection of 19th-century French paintings and sculptures from all over Europe.
ress: Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27

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Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum's extensive collection gives you a glimpse of Austrian expressionism from the early 20th century to World War II. You will see masterpieces by well-known artists such as Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and Max Oppenheimer. Works by lesser-known Austrian painters are also on display. For example, take a look at the art of Adolf Hitler's mentor Anton Faistauer or the Austrian farm landscapes of Friedrich Gauermann.
Address: Museumsplatz 1

Museum Hundertwasser

The building of the Museum Hundertwasser is a work of art in itself. The striking building was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He drew inspiration from nature. As in his other works, straight lines are hard to find. Inside the museum walls, you will find many colourful works of art, as you would expect from Hundertwasser. Tip: The rooftop café offers fantastic views of Vienna's skyline.
Address: Untere Weißgerberstraße 13

Visit museums in Vienna by train

Do you love art and culture? Then you can enjoy yourself for days at the above-mentioned museums in Vienna. Of course, you can also make your museum visit part of a culinary city trip in Vienna. You can easily reach Vienna by train from the Netherlands. The trip from Amsterdam with ICE International takes 12.07 hours and you only have to change trains once. Take the night train, and you will not have to change trains and you will travel to Vienna while you sleep. And for all trains: the earlier you book, the lower the price!

Museums in Vienna

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