Museum of Art History Vienna

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 (,
  • Leopold museo (, and
  • Wien Kunsthalle (…

…from the MuseumsQuartier ( 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.

Museum of Art History Vienna Austria

PHOTO: The art museum building, as seen from Maria-Theresia square’s Hofburg side.

Empress Maria Theresia monument Vienna Austria

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:

Additional highlights at the art history museum collections include…

  • 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.