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

written by gregor March 12, 2016
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1) The Location / The 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 closely to St. Stephens Cathedral and the Vienna Hofburg, allowing great views to outstanding Viennese architecture like the Opera and Albertina Platz.

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

2) The 20 Habsburg Staterooms

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!



3) Albertina 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 present.

The Graphic Arts Collection

With over 950.000 drawings and graphic art works one of the most extensive collections can be found in the Albertina. Starting with Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Albrecht Dürer, Paul Rubens or 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 Phototgraphic 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 to the interested visitor!

4) Changing 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, “Monet to Picasso” can be seen till the end of 2018………find out more about actual exhibitions here:

Albertina Exhibitions

5) 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 an surrounding full of art and historic spirit!

Albertina Museum


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Lukas Elias Winkler March 13, 2016 at 09:45

Great post Greg !!!

gregorsideris March 13, 2016 at 10:27

Many thanks Lukas! Have wonderful Sunday

Epepa March 14, 2016 at 09:16

Beautiful pictures and a nice piece of information. I really like this place!

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