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Tickets for Kunsthistorisches Museum & Imperial Treasury: Skip The Line

Dive into two rich cultural highlights from the mighty Austrian Empire

Kunsthistorisches Museum
 
Imperial Treasury
 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: Available at Kunsthistorisches Museum for an extra fee
Smartphone tickets accepted

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Face mask required (provided by the venue)
  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Intensified cleaning and disinfecting
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance

Overview

Highlights

  • Skip the lines and get two-for-one instant access to two of Vienna's cultural highlights
  • Admire the Habsburg emperor's world-class art collections, spanning a staggering five millenia of history
  • See masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Vermeer, Titian, Rembrandt and more

Exhibitions

Evil Emperors – An exhibition in the coin collection
Now on  - Oct 4, 2020

What do we know about Roman Emperors, and how do we know what we know? Are there disparities between official historical accounts and the reputation bestowed upon them through centuries of cultural imagination and storytelling? How did Caligula, Nero, and Commodus become the poster boys for megalomania, for instance?

These intriguing questions are raised in this fascinating exhibition which examines how the image of historical figures becomes coined in the public consciousness. By bringing together thousands of coins from the holdings of the Coin Cabinet that bear the faces of antiquity's rulers, we are prompted to critically examine the clichés, myths, and anecdotes that have proliferated throughout history.

Visitors can study all the artifacts on-show using an interactive stele that provides detailed information and allows you to view the coins' obverse and reverse, as well as to enlarge them. 3D enlargements of selected coin portraits will also be displayed to allow for further examination.

Beethoven Moves
Now on  - Jul 5, 2020

On the eve of Beethoven's 250th birthday, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna has worked in cooperation with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna) to pay tribute to Vienna's greatest musician.

To celebrate the music Beethoven gifted to the world, and for his humanistic message of continuing to create music even after the onset of deafness, the museum has curated works inspired by Beethoven's oeuvre, including visual art by Francisco Goya, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, and paintings by Caspar David Friedrich.

Description

Travel back in time to the opulent heyday of the Austrian Empire, with skip the line access to the magnificent Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Treasury. Explore the Habsburg Emperor's art museum, stuffed with countless masterpieces including Bruegel's Tower of Babel, then head to the Hofburg Palace to check out the Imperial collection of jewels, gems, and weapons.

With works dating back to Ancient Egypt, and featuring masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael, Vermeer, Titian, Rembrandt, and Rubens, the Kunsthistorisches Museum puts other royal collections to shame.

The building is a veritable work of art too, with marble floors, giant frescoes, and a giant 60-meter dome all ensuring that art of this caliber has the surroundings to match.

Not to be outdone, the Imperial Treasury sits proudly in the oldest wings of the Hofburg Palace. In these hallowed halls, you'll find 21 rooms overflowing with glittering jewels, gems, weaponry, and other symbols of Imperial power.

The undeniable highlight is the actual Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, but the optional audio guide helps put the shiny stuff in the proper historical context.

Ticket

Points of interest

Venues you'll visit:

What's included

Entrance to Kunsthistorisches Museum
Entrance to the Imperial Treasury

What's not included

Audio guide (available for an extra fee in English, German, Italian, French. Also in Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Mandarin at KHM)
Guided tour (available at KHM for an additional fee)
Access to the special exhibition "Caravaggio & Bernini" (displayed from 15 October until 19 January, available onsite for an extra fee)
Additional info

The two museums are about 5 minutes walking apart.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Both museums can be visited on the same or on different days

Venue

Opening hours

Kunsthistorisches Museum
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Imperial Treasury
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to get there

Kunsthistorisches Museum
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010, Vienna
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Ratings & reviews

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Sep 18, 2019
Tickets were great. Museum is amazing as a catalog of the centiries of Hapsburg rule. They were amazing collectors. It is wonderful that it is preserved in this setting.
Sep 4, 2019
The online ticket allowed me to enter the museum at 10 am without having to wait in the long line of visitors.
Aug 31, 2019
Was a great experience must see vast museum
No problem whatsoever with the skip the line tickets were great

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