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Must-See Masterpieces Of The Vienna Art History Museum

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time-raw3 hours
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Dozens of the rooms of the sumptuous Vienna Art History Museum are filled with thousands of artworks, each being unique and interesting in its own way. But how can someone decide which objects are more important and why? This tour was created for those who want to know what exactly makes renowned masterpieces so special. Is it their outstanding craftsmanship and expression of artistic genius, or something else altogether?

What to expect?

  • The sumptuous Vienna Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) stands alongside the Louvre, Hermitage, and the British Museum as one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Dozens of rooms are filled with thousands of artworks, each is unique and interesting in one or another way. We try to understand how it is decided which objects are important and why. Museum curators draw up lists of different lengths – 700 masterpieces for local art lovers, 100 masterpieces for recurring visitors and the 35 must-see objects – to assist those visiting the museum for the first time.

  • These highlights were chosen from the thousands of paintings, sculptures, and tapestries. If you like to blindly trust experts just take the list from the information desk and follow their plan! Otherwise, follow our tour and find out just what makes these pieces of art so astounding.

  • Discover the incredible collection of the Vienna Art History Museum and make your own judgment about what are the masterpieces worth seeing there with an experienced museum educator leading the way on this Critical Art Tour!

You will learn:

  • What made ‘Saliera’ by Benvenuto Cellini into an Austrian ‘Mona Lisa’ – was it artistic skills or its criminal past?
  • Why do we believe Pieter Breugel’s ‘Tower of Babel’ to be truthful despite our knowledge about it being architecturally incorrect?
  • What a Reserve Head and a Hippo from Ancient Egypt tell us about our ability to understand its culture?

What is included?

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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