Art lovers from around the world have flocked to Vienna, Austria, for centuries. Vienna is ranked along with Paris and Rome as one of Europe’s most important art centers. There are myriad museums and art galleries in Vienna which offer a wide range of styles and experiences.
The Albertina Graphic Arts Collection
The Albertina Graphic Arts Collection is located on Albertinaplatz and is a Mecca for graphic artists from around the globe. This museum boasts the world’s largest collection of graphic art with over 60,000 pieces in its collection. Most notable, the Albertina is home to the seminal work “The Rabbit” created by Albrecht Dürer in the 16th century.
Moya, or the Museum of Young Art, is a repository of modern pieces with include paintings, sculptures, and various other multimedia displays all created during the current millennium. The Museum of Young Art is located right on the famous Ringstrasse.
MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst & Museumsquartier
The museum of modern art is dedicated to art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with collections from classical modernism, nouveau réalisme, fluxus, pop-art and Viennese actionism movements. As well as being informative, guided tours challenge visitors to think about and criticize the art. Housed in the big, grey lump in the courtyard of the fabulous Museumsquartier.
The Belevedere is a historical palace located in the 3rd District of Vienna, Austria. The palace itself offers a wonderful destination for architecture lovers, especially those enjoying classic buildings in the Rococo style. Within the Belevedere Palace resides two museums focusing on the best art to emerge from Austria in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Sigmund Freud Museum
This museum provides unique insight into one of the most well known people to emerge from Vienna. The Sigmund Freud Museum contains the great thinker’s collection of art and furniture along with other pieces which paint a vivid picture of Dr. Freud’s life in Vienna. Psychiatry buffs can also attend lectures given on site by renowned followers of Freud’s teachings.
Museum of Fine Arts- Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna dates back to the time of the US Civil War. This museum is a must stop for all art lovers visiting Vienna, Austria. It features works from history’s most famous artists including Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens and Raphael. Read more about the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna.