Looking for the best museums in Austria? These are the best ones:
Tiergarten SchönbrunnViennaThe Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna Zoo) is a zoo in Vienna that is considered to be the oldest surviving zoo in the world. The zoo was founded in 1752 and is located in the gardens of the former Schönbrunn Imperial Palace in Vienna. The eye-catchers of the Vienna Zoo are the giant pan
St. Stephen's CathedralViennaSt. Stephen's Cathedral, also known as Stephansdom, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Vienna, the capital of Austria. It serves as the seat of the Archbishop of the Austrian Archdiocese of Vienna. This cathedral is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of Austrian history and identity.
Hofburg - Imperial PalaceViennaVienna's Imperial Palace is one of the biggest palace complexes in the world. The oldest parts date to the 13th century, with construction having continued right into the 20th century. The Imperial Palace was the residence and seat of government of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. Today, it is home
Natural History MuseumViennaThe Natural History Museum in Vienna opened in 1889, and while originally it was meant to house the Habsburg's possessions, it became one of the most known museums dedicated to natural history. The figures and statues housed in the museum represent the progress in various fields of science over the
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Schonbrunner GardensViennaThese Baroque gardens cover approximately 120 hectares of land around the Schönbrunn Palace and are listed by UNESCO among the World Heritage sites. Visitors can take a stroll through the carefully designed flowerbeds, or get lost in the local maze. First entered by visitors in 1779, these gardens h
AlbertinaViennaThe Albertina in Vienna houses one of the largest print rooms in the world, and used to be the biggest Habsburg residential palace, inhabited by one of Maria Theresa's daughters. The collection, which started in 1776, boasts over a million prints and tens of thousands of paintings dating all the way
Kunsthistorisches Museum ViennaViennaThe Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of the world’s foremost museums. Experience the rich collections of the Habsburgs, a dynasty that ruled in Austria for more than 600 years, for most of that time as Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. It boasts exhibits spanning five millennia, from Ancient
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Belvedere Palace MuseumViennaThe Belvedere Palace Museum is part of the Belvedere palace complex, which was designed by Lukas von Hildebrandt in late Baroque style. The construction took 6 years, until 1723, when the palace was completed. However, it is inside the palace that you will find Upper Belvedere's greatest treasure: a
Leopold MuseumViennaThe Leopold Museum is a museum in Vienna that originated from the private collection of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold. The museum includes the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world with around 250 works. With a total of 5400 pieces ,it offers a good overview of the work of the most important r
Sisi MuseumViennaThe Sisi Museum in Vienna is housed in the Stephan apartments, named after Archduke Stephan Viktor. The museum exhibits personal items that once belonged to Elisabeth that illustrate her personality. The museum exhibits around 300 objects, including parasols, fans, gloves, clothing, beauty preparati
Imperial Treasury ViennaViennaAwaiting you at the Imperial Treasury Vienna in the Hofburg Palace is the Austrian Imperial Crown and the insignia of the Holy Roman Empire with the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Other highlights include the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece and parts of the immensely opulent treasure
Haus des MeeresViennaThe Haus des Meeres in Vienna is a former defence tower used to stop bombers with flak cannons that is now turned into an ocean aquarium. Apart from fish and sea creatures, you will also see snakes, tortoises, birds and even monkeys. Climb to the top floor to get one the best views over Vienna from
Museum of Military HistoryViennaThe Museum of Military History in Vienna (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) is the museum of the Austrian army. It is the oldest military history museum in the world and the largest built for this purpose. The museum documents the history of the Austrian army from the 16th century until 1955. The museum
Time Travel ViennaViennaTime Travel Vienna is a museum/attraction in Vienna where the 2000 year history of the city is brought to life. Visitors can get a tour through an adventure area of 1,300 square meters, including 5D cinema, animatronic shows, music and special effects.
Kunst Haus WienVienna
Austrian National LibraryViennaThe Austrian National Library is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, containing 7.4 million items. It is divided into a library and a museum. The library includes all kinds of books from research, history, religion to modern literature. With the oldest book being the Holy Go
Vienna museum of science and technologyViennaThe Technisches Museum is a museum in Vienna that displays thousands of artifacts organized in different exhibitions about nature, heavy industry, mass production and daily life. On the one hand, the Technisches Musuem Vienna exhibits objects ranging from airplanes and trains to antique typewriters
Haus der MusikViennaThe Haus der Musik is a museum in Vienna that is dedicated to sound and music that focuses on interaction and multimedia. The museum consists of an area of approximately 5,000 square meters and covers five floors. The first floor is dedicated to the Vienna Philharmonic. The second floor is dedicat
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary ArtViennaThe MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is a museum in Vienna that focuses on architecture and contemporary art and arts, crafts and design in general. The museum collects and exhibits furniture, glassware, ceramics, textiles, design and jewelry, among other things. It owns Wien
Imperial Carriage Museum ViennaViennaAt the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna in Schönbrunn, join the company of such illustrious personalities as Empress Maria Theresa, Napoleon and Emperor Franz Joseph, and journey through their life as illustrated by their state coaches and carriages. The prize exhibit is undoubtedly the baroque Imper
The Third Man MuseumViennaThe Third Man Museum is a film museum in Vienna's that displays an extensive collection of original exhibits exclusively around the 1948 international film success "The Third Man", based on the eponymous novel by Graham Greene, on an area of over 400 square meters in 14 rooms. The exhibited exhibi
Spanish Riding SchoolViennaThe Spanish Riding School, or Spanische Hofreitschule, is a renowned institution in Vienna. It is dedicated to horse riding, specifically classical dressage, and is known for two key elements: the Lipizzan breed of horse and the traditional Spanish dressage technique. This combination of elements makes the school unique and a symbol of Vienna's cultural heritage.
Jewish MuseumViennaThe Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien) is a museum of Jewish history, Jewish culture and Jewish religion in Vienna. The museum has two buildings, the Palais Eskeles and the Misrachi house. The exhibition and event program deals with the past and present of Jewish culture in Austr
Mozarthaus ViennaViennaThe Mozarthaus Vienna is the place where Mozart wrote his opera The Marriage of Figaro here, and also three out of six Haydn Quartets. This museum mainly focuses on his work. Apart from the interior, you will get to see his letters and other items from his private life. It is the biggest and the mos
Madame Tussauds WienViennaMadame Tussauds Vienna (Madame Tussauds Wien) is a wax museum in Vienna. In the museum several wax statues of famous people are spread throughout several rooms. Besides wax statues of world famous people such as the President of the United States or James Bond, the museum also has wax statues of fam
Alt-Wiener-SchnapsmuseumViennaThe Alt-Wiener-Schnapsmuseum is a museum in Vienna where visitors can learn everything about highly alcoholic drinks, with tasting included. The museum still features some original pieces and equipment, including the original interior of the wood-paneled office space, desks, a historic cash register
Roman Museum at the Hoher MarktViennaThe Roman Museum at the Hoher Markt in Vienna is a branch of the Wien Museum and specializes in the history of Vienna in Roman times. Due to the limited space, the main focus of the Roman Museum is on the 2nd and 3rd century, the heyday of Vindobona (the Roman military camp located on the site of th
Museum of IllusionsVienna
Glasmuseum J. & L. LobmeyrVienna
Johann Strauss WohnungViennaThe Johann Strauss Wohnung is a museum in Vienna that is dedicated to Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899). Johann Strauss and his wife Jetty lived here from 1863 to 1870 and he wrote his most famous piece An der schönen blauen Donau here. The museum shows a large number of pieces from and about his life,
Museum of Art FakesViennaThe Museum of Art Fakes (The Fälschermuseum Wien) is a private museum for art forgeries in Vienna. The museum includes works by Vermeer counterfeiter Han van Meegeren and the London restorer Tom Keating, who claimed to have faked more than 2000 works by more than one hundred artists. Also on display
Theatermuseum, ViennaViennaThe Theatermuseum in Vienna is housed provides a basic overview of what happens backstage in theatres and has hundreds of costumes and other props on display that all have a role in creating the perfect theatre play. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a collection of puppets.
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Belvedere 21ViennaThe Belvedere 21 (or 21er Haus) is a building that was built in 1958 as an Austrian pavilion for Expo 58 in Brussels and used in Vienna from 1962 to 2001 as a museum of the 20th century. The museum is now a museum of both modern and contemporary art an has Austrian art of the 20th and 21st centuries
Vergilius Chapel MuseumViennaThe Vergilius Chapel (Virgilkapelle) is an underground crypt that is located next to the Stephansdom in Vienna. The chapel is rectangular in form with six niches and lies around 12 meters beneath the ground. A small exhibition gives a historical outline of medieval Vienna. It is possible to look int
Circus & Clown MuseumViennaThe Circus and Clown Museum in Vienna illustrates the history of local and international entertainers such as clowns, artists, wizards and freaks. Visitors can learn interesting facts about their places of work, such as the Vienna Prater and circuses. The Circus and Clown Museum regularly organizes
Neidhart FrescoesViennaThe Neidhart Frescoes (Neidhart Fresken) is the oldest secular mural paintings in Vienna. It was commissioned by the merchant Michael Menschein and show scenes from the life and work of the minne singer Neidhart von Reuental (circa 1180 to 1240), illustrating daily life and festive culture of the Mi
Weltmuseum WienViennaThe Weltmuseum Wien is one of the world’s leading ethnographical museums, situated in the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. In 14 distinct exhibition galleries, the focus is on unique cultural treasures from all over the world. The aim is to communicate to visitors the cultural diversity, stor
Kunsthalle WienViennaThe Kunsthalle Wien is a municipal contemporary exhibition space for modern and contemporary art in Vienna that opened in 1992. The art hall organizes themed group exhibitions and solo presentations of various contemporary artists from both the Austrian as well as the international art scene.
GeymüllerschlösselViennaThe Geymüllerschlössel is a small castle in Vienna, located north of the Pötzleinsdorfer castle park. The museum holds and exhibits a collection of furniture and decorative art from the Biedermeier period (it is furnished with original furniture from the first half of the 19th century) as well as th
Ambras CastleInnsbruckAmbras Castle Innsbruck is one of the main attractions of the state capital of Tyrol. The provincial sovereign, Archduke Ferdinand II (1529 – 1595), son of Emperor Ferdinand I, converted the Castle into a Renaissance palace, which is home to a museum building housing his famous collections. They con
Wien Museum KarlsplatzViennaThe Wien Museum on Karlsplatz will be renovated and expanded over the coming years. The building will be upgraded with additional room for exhibits, generous spaces for educational activities, an event center, and a new restaurant and café.
Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK)ViennaThe Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK) is a museum in Vienna that is part of the Ludwig Museums. The museum has its own collection of 7,000 works, consisting of modern and contemporary art, including works of art by: Robin Page, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alfons Schilling, Robert Ra
Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden KünsteViennaThe Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste is an art museum in Vienna. It features a painting gallery that includes around 1600 paintings from early Italian panel painting of the 14th and 15th centuries to painting from the Academy from the 18th and early 19th centuries. They include The L
Sigmund Freud MuseumViennaThe Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna features an exhibition on the history of psychoanalysis and the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in Freud's former practice and apartment. The collection of the museum includes original items owned by Freud, the practice's waiting room, and parts of Freud's antiqu
Butterflyhouse Hofburg PalaceViennaThe Schmetterlinghaus, the Butterfly House in Vienna is a large historical Jugendstil greenhouse built in 1902 where you can experience hundreds of live free-flying tropical butterflies in a recreation of their tropical environment. It is part of the Imperial Hofburg Palace and open every day of the