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Tickets for Kunsthistorisches Museum Highlight Tour: Picture Gallery & Kunstkammer

See hoards of Habsburg art with a guided tour of Vienna's art history museum

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Starting time: German tour: 15:00. English tour: 16:00
Duration: 1 hour
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible: KHM visitor service escorts visitors to elevator and inside the Museum
Live guide: English, German
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Get skip-the-line entry to the world-famous Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna and take a guided tour of its huge Habsburg art collection
  • See paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Raphael, plus the world's most extensive Peter Bruegel the Elder collection, including The Tower of Babel
  • See some of the museum's oddest and most interesting items in the Kunstkammer exhibit – don't miss Cellini's golden Saliera and the Krumau Madonna
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.

Description

Collecting precious things – it's one of the many benefits afforded to royalty, and was a particularly favored hobby in the House of Habsburg. Now, their shiny trinkets and priceless masterpieces are yours to enjoy at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Skip the line and take a guided look around two of the museum's key exhibitions. Wander in a world of art icons within the Picture Gallery, and see works by the likes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio.

You'll also be escorted around the Kunstkammer for a look at some of the Habsburg collection's rarest and strangest pieces. See hundreds of precious stone vessels, stunning statuettes and other ornate works of ivory, bronze and gold – it's an Aladdin's cave of fine art!

Once the tour is over, you're free to explore the rest of the museum's exhibits, including those devoted to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities.

Ticket
What's included
Skip-the-line entrance to the museum
Guided tour in English or German
Audio guide (available on-site in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Korean and Mandarin, for an extra fee)
Access to the special exhibition "Caravaggio & Bernini" (displayed until 19 January 2020, available onsite for an extra fee)
Additional info
  • Umbrellas, back-packs, large bags, rain gear, containers of liquid and empty glass bottles must be left in the cloakroom and may not be taken into the exhibition rooms
  • Service dogs are allowed
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the info point inside the museum. The guided tour starts from there
  • Please arrive 10 minutes in advance
  • You can visit the other parts of the museum before or after your tour
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