Looking for the best museums in Vienna? Look no further, I have selected the museums that are most worthwhile to visit while you are in the capital of Austria.
There are also many free things to do in Vienna that include some free museums. These museums are also worth checking out.
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1. Art History Museum
The Art History Museum is the largest art museum in Austria and is one of the most important museums in the world.
The museum was built to house the art collection of the House of Habsburg, and the museum building itself is also very beautiful, with an elaborated interior and impressive exterior.
Artworks on display here are, among others, made by van Eyck, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Michelangelo. I'd highly recommend visiting this museum because it's really one of the best museums in Vienna!
The Belvedere Museum is housed in a beautifully decorated Baroque palace complex built during the ruling of the House of Habsburg. Here you'll find all kinds of Austrian artworks from the Middle Ages to the present time.
Also, not only the collection of the museum is worth it, but also the palace and the palace gardens make your experience great when you visit Belvedere.
3. Leopold museum
At the Leopold museum, you'll find the largest collection of modern Austrian art featuring works by, among others, Egon Schiele (the world's largest collection) and Gustav Klimt.
The collection of the museum was collected by Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold over the course of 50 years.
4. Natural History Museum
Looking for one of the best natural history museums? Then go to the Natural History Museum in Vienna! It is located opposite the Art History Museum and is one of the largest museums in Austria.
Here you find all kinds of specimens such as minerals, meteorites, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, reptiles, and fishes.
The Albertina is an art museum for prints, drawings, photography, and graphical artworks.
You find here old works by, for example, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Albrecht Dürer, and Hieronymus Bosch. But there's also more modern art by, for example, Anselm Kiefer, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso.
In total, the collection spans around 600 years of art history!
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