What are the best museums in Vienna

Vienna is the center of art and culture. Not only Austrian, but also works of art from all over the world, all epochs and styles are exhibited in Vienna's museums. Whether modern, classic, unusual or specializing in a single topic - the choice is huge. With our guide you will keep an overview.

20th December 2019: A museum visit is not just for tourists on a city trip. Resident Viennese are also only too happy to plunge into the cultural diversity of their hometown. The offer is so wide and varied that it is easy to get overwhelmed by it.

The best Viennese museums sorted into 4 categories

With our Vienna Museum Guide we give you an overview of what there is to see. We have over 50 museum recommendations for you and Vienna for you divided into four categories - with all addresses and opening times. There is something for every taste.

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Classic museums

The Habsburgs didn't skimp on furniture.

Art lovers feel right at home in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Albertina, the Leopold Museum or the Belvedere. Anyone interested in history will find a unique collection of historical weapons in the Army History Museum. The jewels of the Imperial Treasury or the exhibitions on state history in the House of Austrian History make the hearts of every historian beat faster. Technology fans are amazed at the machines from the most varied of time periods in the Technical Museum, which also always offers an exciting glimpse into the future. The Natural History Museum takes you on a journey through time through our evolution from the dinosaurs and long-extinct species to the present.

In addition to the permanent exhibitions in these classic Viennese museums, the by their sheer size impress, there are temporary, highly interesting special exhibitions every year. Collections of the most important artist in the world in these classic museums in Vienna.

Address:
Michael Dome, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
9:00 – 17:30

Address:
Lower Belvedere - Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
Upper Belvedere - Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours:
Upper Belvedere:
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lower Belvedere:
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address:
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address:
Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address:
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Address:
Hofburg, Schweizerhof, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Address:
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: closed

Address:
Arsenal, Object 1, Ghegastraße, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address (main location):
Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Währinger Strasse 25, 1090 Vienna

Opening hours:
currently closed for renovation

Address:
Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address:
Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Modern museums

Not only pictures and sculptures can be seen in museums.

Although of course also in the classic museums modern art is exhibited, there are numerous museums in Vienna, which mainly focus on modern and contemporary art have specialized. Be that Mumok in the museum quarter, in which there is currently an exhibition on modernity (1910-1955), the Secession, which was founded by the first Art Nouveau painters around Klimt and Auchentaller, or the film archive inMetro cinema culture housewhose exhibits are rather modern due to their medium alone.

Address:
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Wed - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tue: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon: closed

Address:
Untere Welßgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address:
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tues: closed

Address:
Friedrichstrasse 12, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Specialty museums

These wonderful insider tips for enthusiasts and those interested offer deep insights into their respective specialty. There is something for every taste and practically every little niche among Vienna's museums. We have from the rich selection an exciting selection met for you. From the Wiener Schneekugelmanufaktur to the Schnapps Museum, the Funeral Museum, the Butterfly House, the forger museum or the chocolate museum to the Museum of Illusions. Also special topics on certain art movements and specific ones Cultural, social and historical areas belong to. If you don't find anything for your own personal interest here, you can certainly discover something new for yourself in one of these exhibitions.

Address:
Palais Mollard, Herrengasse 9, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Address:
Seilerststätte 30, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Address:
Wallnerstrasse 4, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Address:
Riesenradplatz 5, 1020 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Hoher Markt 3, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, 1110 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sa: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Address:
Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

Address:
Löwengasse 28, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address:
Preßgasse 25, 1040 Vienna

Opening hours:
Sa: 14:00 - 18:00

Address:
Berggasse 13, 1090 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Address:
Erwin Perzy III, Schumanngasse 87, 1170 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Iigplatz 7, 1020 Vienna

Opening hours:
Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Address:
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Address:
Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Wed - Mon: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address:
Westbahnstraße 40, 1070 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Address:
Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address:
Herrengasse 9, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address:
Florianigasse 66, 1080 Vienna

Opening hours:
every second Tuesday of the month by appointment (for groups of 10 people or more)

Address:
Große Sperlgasse 24, 1020 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The special cases

Culture to join in in the children's museum.

Many a museum in Vienna just doesn't fit into a category. Either it is aimed at a very special target group and is thematically but not entirely specialized or it offers an experience that does not necessarily resemble a museum. In Alten, the exhibitions change so frequently that it is best to find out what there is to see before visiting.

TheChildren's Museum Zoom playfully integrates the young visitors into the action. On the other hand, there is an unforgettable experience for every age groupDialogue in the darkthat tells you for an hour how a person without eyesight experiences the world. Not to mention thatHouse of the Sea. A hybrid of a zoo and a museum, which is located in a building of great historical importance, namely in an old flak tower from the Second World War. The 3D Picart Museum, on the other hand, allows visitors to be creative in a creative way Part of the artwork to become. Time Travel Vienna offers an entertaining journey through the history of Vienna - details here in our review.

Address:
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun; 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

Address:
Freyung 6, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sa: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Address:
Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Vienna

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address:
Habsburgergasse 10A, 1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A lot more to discover

Of course, not every single museum in Vienna made it into our overview. The choice is so hugethat it takes a lifetime to discover everything. Our guide offers you entertainment for every taste and various art styles. In a Cultural metropolis like Vienna But you should always keep your eyes open for smaller exhibitions, art shops and other cultural events. Who is attentive will always find something here that is worth discovering. (ph)


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All photos (c) KHM / Museum Association, Stefan Lux, Museum of Illusions, Manuela Mark, J.J. Kucek, Edgar Knaack