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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 Music facade © Inge Prader House of Music facade © Inge Prader

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
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Museum of Fine Arts Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

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 in Wien © Wien, Albertina Albertina in Wien © Wien, Albertina

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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بلفيدير العليا © Belvedere بلفيدير العليا © 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

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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Mumok, Museumsquartier © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper Mumok, Museumsquartier © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper

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 Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Museum of modern Art in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne

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
Birdseye view of the Kunsthaus Graz also called the friendly alien © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver Birdseye view of the Kunsthaus Graz also called the friendly alien © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver

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 / Hans Wiesenhofer Vienna Secession © Österreich Werbung / Hans 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
Hofburg: Parks und Gärten - Blick auf den Burggarten © Wien Tourismus / W. Hofmann Hofburg: Parks und Gärten - Blick auf den Burggarten © Wien Tourismus / W. Hofmann

Hofburg and Imperial Treasury - Vienna

Precious spiritual and secular treasures such as the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire and curiosities from the possession of the Habsburgs can be admired in the treasury. The Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments provide insight into the courtly life.
Come & visit Imperial Vienna
Römische Therme im Archäologischen Park Carnuntum, Niederösterreich © Archäologischer Kulturpark NÖ Betriebs GmbH / Atelier Olschinsky Römische Therme im Archäologischen Park Carnuntum, Niederösterreich © Archäologischer Kulturpark NÖ Betriebs GmbH / Atelier Olschinsky

Roman City Carnuntum - Lower Austria

The visitor to the Roman town of Carnuntum would hardly be surprised to find Emperor Constantius in person - that is how authentically the time travel to Carnuntum is staged.
Discover ancient treasures
Salzkammergut: Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl © STMG Salzkammergut: Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl © STMG

The Imperial Villa - Upper Austria

"Oh, how long I long for the dear, dear Ischl," wrote the 15-year-old Crown Prince Franz Joseph in 1845 to his mother and confessed to a affection that should remain unbroken until his death.
An unforgettable visit
Galerie Niederösterreich - Kunstmeile Krems © marte.marte Galerie Niederösterreich - Kunstmeile Krems © marte.marte

Art Mile Krems

From the historic city center in Krems to the medieval town center in Stein, from museums to concert halls to top-class gastronomy, the arch spurs forth an inspiring experience.
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