Tickets for Kunsthistorisches Museum & Imperial Treasury: Skip The Line

Dive into two rich cultural highlights from the mighty Austrian Empire

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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.

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.

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What's included
Entrance to Kunsthistorisches Museum
Entrance to the Imperial Treasury
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)
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Both museums can be visited on the same or on different days
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
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 <br>No problem whatsoever with the skip the line tickets were great

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