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Art in Austria - Plan a Museum Visit

Austria today offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections. To tour the countless museums and galleries is to pass from Old Masters to contemporary art.

Art in Austria - Plan a Museum Visit

Awilda by Jaume Plensa, Salzburg Foundation © Salzburg Foundation / Wolfgang Lienbacher / Portrait Plensa: Manfred Siebinger Awilda by Jaume Plensa, Salzburg Foundation © Salzburg Foundation / Wolfgang Lienbacher / Portrait Plensa: Manfred Siebinger

Art in Salzburg

Salzburg is not only devoted to the traditional. A lively art and culture scene with a plethora of galleries and event venues embraces the avant-garde, the unconventional and the future-oriented.
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House of Sound, Vienna © Haus der Musik House of Sound, Vienna © Haus der Musik

Haus der Musik - Vienna

Haus der Musik - Vienna is a modern interactive experimental museum in the historic city center of Vienna, where the Vienna Philharmonic was founded. Infotainment, Edutainment and Entertainment – these are the three catchwords characterizing the Haus der Musik - Vienna, offering the visitor a lively introduction to the history of Austria’s great composers.
The House of Sound
Essl Collection in Austria © Ali Schafler, Essl Museum Essl Collection in Austria © Ali Schafler, Essl Museum

Essl Collection - Klosterneuburg

Take a trip a few miles north of Vienna to visit the Essl Collection in Klosterneuburg, the important collection of Austrian painting dating back to 1945. It is one of Austria's most comprehensive collections of post-war art works.
The Collection
Museum of Fine Arts © Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie Museum of Fine Arts © Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie

Museum of Fine Arts - Vienna

Thanks to the acquisitions by and the patronage of the House of Habsburg, the Museum of fine Arts in Vienna has an unrivalled collection of old masters, including a vast selection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Work of the Masters
Albertina, Vienna © WienTourismus, Lois Lammerhuber Albertina, Vienna © WienTourismus, Lois Lammerhuber

Albertina - Vienna

The Albertina accommodates one of the largest and most precious graphic art collections in the world. Today, it comprises nearly 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from all major epochs: from Late Gothic to contemporary art.
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Belvedere Gallery, Vienna © Belvedere Belvedere Gallery, Vienna © Belvedere

Gallery Belvedere - Vienna

This Baroque masterpiece houses is one of Europe's most important museums, the Gallery Belvedere Vienna. In the Upper Belvedere the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt is on display, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
One of Vienna's Highlights
Leopold Museum, Vienna © Oesterreich Werbung, Bartl Leopold Museum, Vienna © Oesterreich Werbung, Bartl

Leopold Museum - Vienna

The Leopold Museum in the Viennese MuseumsQuartier presents Austrian paintings of the 19th and 20th century, including the world’s biggest Schiele collection in its spacious, light-flooded rooms.
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Museum of Modern Art © MUMOK, Lena Deinhardstein Museum of Modern Art © MUMOK, Lena Deinhardstein

MUMOK Museum of Modern Art - Vienna

Located in the gigantic black basalt cube, the MUMOK Museum of Modern Art, in the courtyard of the Viennese MuseumsQuartier, view a vast collection of major 20th century artists - from Picasso to Pollock - as well as changing contempoary exhibitions.
MUMOK Website
Museum of Modern Art in Austria © MdM, Foto: Werner Reichel Museum of Modern Art in Austria © MdM, Foto: Werner Reichel

Museum of Modern Art - Salzburg

Salzburg's dramatic museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museum der Moderne, sits atop the sheer cliff face of the Mönchsberg, 60 meters above Salzburg’s historic old town.
High on Art
Kunsthaus Graz © Kunsthaus Graz Kunsthaus Graz © Kunsthaus Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Nowadays many museums attract visitors not only with exhibitions, but also with their architecture. The Kunsthaus Graz is a fine example, having opened its doors in 2003 as the pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture.
The "Friendly Alien"
Vienna Secession © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer Vienna Secession © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

The Secession - Vienna

Today, it is one of Austria’s most photographed structures and a leading centre for contemporary art. But when it opened in 1898, the Secession - Vienna touched off a scandal.
Scandalous and Superb

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