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Top 5 reasons why we love the Albertina Museum and you should love it too

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The Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria is one of the most visited museums in Austria. In this blog post, I summarize the Top reasons why the Albertina museum is so popular and why you should not miss it when visiting Vienna.

Top 5 reasons why we love the Albertina Museum and you should love it too!

 

 

The Location / The Albertina Palace

The former Palais Taroucca is located in the very heart of Vienna and is built on the Augustinian Bastion, one of the last remaining sections of the fortifications of Vienna. After extensive renovations, it was opened to the public as the “Albertina Museum” in 2008.

Albertina Museum is located close to St. Stephens Cathedral and the Vienna Hofburg, allowing great views of outstanding Viennese architecture like the Opera and Albertina Platz.

– the heart of Vienna, close to Opera and Hofburg
– the view outside outstanding architecture

 

The 20 Habsburg Staterooms – Inside Tour

On over two floors of the Albertina Palace, you can explore the 20 originally furnished and detailed refurbished Habsburg Staterooms. After decades of holding diverse functions such as depots, office space, etc., today the rooms are restored to their artful ancient style that was created back in 1822. The restoration included the return of the original furniture and allows visitors to feel the spirit of the Habsburg Dynasties that lived in the palace in former times!

Inside Tour & Video Guide to the Albertina Staterooms.

 

 

Albertina Museum Collections

The Albertina offers different permanent collections that offer interesting and meaningful art pieces to all types of visitors.

The Batliner Collection – from MONET TO PICASSO

One of the largest private collections of classical modernist paintings is shown in the Albertina Museum. A permanent loan by Rita and Herbert Batliner, compiled since the 1960s, forms the substantial core of the permanent exhibits – offering about 500 fascinating paintings representing a long history of art – stretching from French impressionism through the present.

The Graphic Arts Collection

With over 950.000 drawings and graphic artworks, one of the most extensive collections can be found in Albertina Museum. Starting with Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Albrecht Dürer, Paul Rubens, and Paul Cezanne the adventure leads the visitor to names like Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt or Oskar Kokoschka and Andy Warhol, and many more….start with Dürer’s famous ‘Young Hare’ and get inspired by the fantastic range of art pieces to see more…..!

The Architectural Collection

Plans and models from the estates of famous architects like Adolf Loos, Fischer von Erlach, Otto Wagner, and many more are featured providing comprehensive insights to the visitor.

The Photographic Collection

Complemented by the stocks of the “Langewiesche Verlag” publishers and the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics this collection shows photographs gathered since the middle of the 19th century. – a visual experience for the interested visitor!


Changing Museum Exhibitions

Visiting Vienna every now and again? Come back to the Albertina Museum as well!

The Albertina offers various limited exhibitions covering special topics – currently “Chagall to Malevich” is presented till the end of June, and “Monet to Picasso” can be seen till the end of 2018………find out more about actual exhibitions here:

Albertina Exhibitions


Rent a Museum

Looking for a representative location to arrange a special event? The Albertina Palace offers the perfect atmospheric and moody setting for elegant and sophisticated receptions, gala evenings, presentations, or –the most romantic reason – your wedding! Any of the Habsburg Staterooms can be booked and prepared for your special needs and suggestions – the Albertina service staff will support you in creating the perfect event in a surrounding full of art and historic spirit!

Albertina Museum

 

How to reach Albertina Museum?

The Albertina Museum is at the heart of Vienna’s inner city between the State Opera, Kärntnerstraße, and the Vienna Hofburg.

Address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria. Get Directions

 

Albertina Museum hours

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, Albertina Museum opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm.

The museum opens at 9 am on Wednesday and Friday, but to accommodate the crowd closes only at 9 pm.

The graphic art museum follows different timings on some special days –

24 Dec: 9 am to 2 pm
31 Dec: 9 am to 6 pm
26 – 30 Dec: Daily 9 to 9 pm
1 – 5 Jan: Daily 9 to 9 pm

 

How long does Albertina Museum take?

Albertina Museum’s officials recommend that visitors factor in two hours for exploration.

However, art and history lovers are known to spend up to four hours exploring the museum.

Tourists who frequent art museums say that art fatigue kicks in after two hours or so, and taking breaks helps prolong the exploration.

 

Is Albertina Museum worth a visit?

It is one of the largest and the most important art museums in the world and is totally worth it.

Albertina has a vast collection of art starting from French impressionists and continuing up to the present day, also including Austrian Expressionists such as Klimt, Schiele, and Kokoshka.

If you are not an art lover you can also immerse yourself in the imperial flair of the State Rooms, which once served as the residence of Habsburg Archdukes and Archduchesses.

 

Where to buy tickets for the Albertina Museum

You can get your Albertina Museum entry tickets at the venue or buy them online, much in advance.

If you plan to get them at the attraction, you must get in the ticketing window queue.

Depending on the time of the day (and month), you may have to wait in the ticket counter line for 20 to 30 minutes.

The second and better option is to book tickets to Albertina Museum online.

When you buy Albertina Museum tickets in advance, you save yourself a lot of waiting time by skipping the ticket counter queue.

Book your tickets here: Tickets for the Albertina Exhibitions and Staterooms

*) Experience the permanent exhibition of Monet-Picasso: the only nonstop display of Modernist art in Austria. Explore the Habsburg state apartments as well as Albertina’s diverse selection of exhibitions.

 

What are the ticket prices for the Albertina Museum?

Tickets for the Albertina Exhibitions and Staterooms cost €17.90 for all visitors 19 years and above.

Kids 18 years and below walk in for free, while students, seniors, and disabled visitors get significant discounts on their tickets.  Even though the kids enter for free, you must mention them on the ticket booking page.

 

Can I get Ticket discounts for the Albertina Museum?

Students aged 19 to 26 years get a massive €5 reduction in the adult ticket cost and pay only €11.90 for entry.

Senior visitors 65 years and older get a €4 discount and pay €12.90 for their tickets.

Disabled visitors with a valid certificate of disability pay only €7 for getting into Albertina Museum because of a massive 50% off on their tickets.

 

Albertina Museum audio guide – Is it worth it?

The audio guide is informative and entertaining at the same time.

The audio guide helps visitors make the most out of their visit by providing extensive information on the exhibition, artists, and artworks.

They also include interviews by the artists, background music, and quotations.

The audio guide for the exhibitions is available in multiple languages – German, English, French, Italian, Czech, Russian and Spanish.

And for the Habsburg State Rooms, it is available in one more additional language – Japanese.

Visitors can purchase the Albertina Museum audio guide at the venue for 4 Euros.

 

What are the ticket prices for the Albertina Modern?

Tickets for the Albertina Exhibitions and Staterooms cost €14.90 for all visitors 19 years and above.

A combination Ticket Albertina Museum and Albertina Modern costs: 24,90 Euro

Kids 18 years and below walk in for free, while students, seniors, and disabled visitors get significant discounts on their tickets.  Even though the kids enter for free, you must mention them on the ticket booking page.

 

Albertina Museum restaurant – Do & Co

After the museum visit, you can take a pause and have a coffee or meal at the DO&CO Restaurant at the Albertina Museum.

The menu includes Viennese dishes and international delicacies, and fantastic coffee and cake from DEMEL, the former purveyors to the imperial and royal court.

Table reservations are recommended.

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Phone + 43 1 532 96 69
[email protected] | facebook | instagram @docovienna #docoalbertina

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 


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