Vienna is made out of history, which made it a true art piece in modern times. Its museums are a real opportunity for you to encounter the Vienna of the past, as well as of the present. Many compelling collections and exhibits are displayed at the city’s museums, which we highly recommend if you find yourself visiting the city.
The Albertina Museum is one of the most frequently visited museums in Vienna! All art lovers will enjoy the collections that are exhibited in it. This museum is located in the Albrechta palace, close to the Viennese opera and the renowned “Sacher” hotel. The biggest collection of drawings (65000) and more than a million graphics are kept in this museum. Duke Casimir Albert gathered a huge collection of graphics and drawings, which are the main exhibits of the Albertina. For the public, this museum was first opened in 1822 after Duke Albert’s death, and it was founded in 1795.
The Museum of Art History in Vienna was opened in 1801, and the permission and the initiative for its construction was given by Franz Joseph I, just like he did with other buildings with beautiful parks.This magnificent building with a big dome was built in the style of Italian Renaissance. The very location on Ring is no less important than the building itself. In this museum, you can see a collection of valuable artwork of the Habsburg dynasty. The greatest amount of artwork that are exhibited here belonged to emperors Ferdinand of Tyrol, Rudolph II and Archduke Leopold Wilhelm.
The Clock Museum is a very beautiful and unusual museum. It is a favourite one among the lovers of antiquities. It consists of over 3000 clocks, both new and old, of different dimensions and shapes, and the oldest piece of clock in the museum dates back to XV century. There is one of the biggest and most significant clock collection in Europe here. The museum is located in a building from XVII century and it was opened in 1917. Visiting a clock museum is like travelling through time, and it is a travel which shows visitors the development of clocks and the ways in which people used to tell time back in XV century.
Close to St Stephen’s Cathedral, there is a building in which a man who is a synonym for Vienna lived – the grand Mozart. Mozart lived in this house from 1784 to 1787. The building dates back to XVII century. He rented a flat here from Camesina family. In 1941, 150 year-anniversary of the death of this great artist was marked and it was only then that the house was opened for the public. The same year, Mozart’s week of German Reich was celebrated, and with this act, the Nazis wanted to represent Mozart as a German composer.
The Interactive Museum “House of Music” (Haus der Musik) is a real place for all sound lovers, and Vienna, as the city of music, had to open something of this kind- for generally all music lovers, players and singers. This museum was opened in 2000, and is one of the favourite places for relax and fun, in a little different way. This museum consists of five floors, is completely adapted for people of all ages, both for children and adults.While going through different rooms, visitors start with the explanations of how and why the ear can hear.