Museum of Art History Vienna, located opposite the Natural History Museum, has one of the most important art collections in Europe, within a palatial building by Gottfried Semper, from 1881.
The museum is located adjacent to the Maria-Teresia square, and in addition to the Natural History Museum, you can also find modern and contemporary art museums…
- MUMOK (mumok.at),
- Leopold museo (leopoldmuseum.org), and
- Wien Kunsthalle (kunsthallewien.at)…
…from the MuseumsQuartier (mqw.at) arts district next door.
The art history museum, for its part, owns…
- one of the most important collections of paintings in the world,
- a rich variety of sculptures, and
- a selection of other art.
The most famous individual artwork in the museum collection is Benvenuto Cellini’s “Salzfass“, from mid-16th century…
…but you can also find works from such masters as Titian, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Raphael, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrant, van Dyck, and Pieter Breughel.
PHOTO: The art museum building, as seen from Maria-Theresia square’s Hofburg side.
PHOTO: From the museum square, you can find a famous Viennese monument, portraying Empress Maria Teresia (of Holy Roman Empire).
Museum of Art History Vienna
Address: Burgring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Official website: KHM.at
- Egyptian collection (including ancient mummies),
- ancient world collections, with art from ancient Greece,
- ancient Rome, and Etruscan civilization, and
- a collection of early Christian art.
The art collection has been laid out within a total of 4 km (2.5 miles) of galleries and hallways.