Albertina Museum Vienna Culture & history

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Tickets for the Albertina Exhibitions

1. Tickets for the Albertina Exhibitions

In 2018 the Albertina Museum was named one of the Seven Urban Wonders of the World, located right in Vienna’s historic center. Its permanent display presents a survey of the most important artistic styles from French Impressionism, German Expressionism, Russian avant-garde and also an in-depth focus on Austrian art. The unique collection includes painting and drawings of Monet, Degas, Goncharova, Chagall and Kokoschka, just to name a few. The presentation is topped off by numerous chefs-d’oeuvre by Picasso, ranging from his early Cubist pictures to paintings from his experimental late period. Immerse yourself in imperial flair at the Albertina Museum: for around 100 years, the present-day museum building served as the residence of Habsburg archdukes and arch­duchesses. Bearing witness to this period are the 20 sumptu­ously decorated and painstakingly restored Habsburg State Rooms that sweep visitors away into the magnificent world of classicism with their precious wall coverings, chandeliers, fireplaces and stoves, distinctive marquetry and exquisite furniture in Louis-seize style originated from the royal French court workshops of Paris and Versailles. Browse through the collections on various topics such as the permanent collection, prints and drawings, architectural collection, photo collections, and various temporary exhibitions. Choose to add on a visit to the main Albertina Museum with a combo ticket for both venues.

Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

2. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

Take a private walking tour of Vienna's city center and discover the highlights of the Austrian capital. Learn about the city's culture, history, and global influence as you explore Vienna through a local's eyes. Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside your accommodation. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Pass by Vienna's famous coffee houses, and see where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart. During the hour, hear stories about the sights and find out about some hidden gems in the city.

Vienna: Medieval Legends City Exploration Game

3. Vienna: Medieval Legends City Exploration Game

Explore Vienna's medieval past by embarking on a quest on a mobile phone app. Uncover Vienna's history in a unique way by solving riddles and following clues to complete your challenge. Download the free Questo app on to your mobile phone and begin your self-guided tour at the starting point. Then, head off to discover Vienna's taverns and narrow medieval streets. Unearth traces of the greatest tragedy in Vienna's history, the plague, as you are guided by the bizarre story of the city's most famous balladeer, Marx Augustin. Learn more about the man locals call Lieber Augustin (Dear Augustin) because of his charming humor in bitter times. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit every time you solve a clue or riddle. Upon the successful solution of a clue, you will receive exact directions to the next location, removing the need for a map, GPS, or guide for your city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Vienna: Private Walking Tour

4. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Learn about Vienna's fascinating history as well as some of its most famous people on a private walking tour. Begin by tracing the city's historical roots, from the Celts and Romans to its modern-day inhabitants. Visit some of the most important locations of the city including St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Heldenplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, The Graben and Plague Column, the Jewish Square, Burggarten, and Volksgarten. Hear about the life of the various members of the Habsburg family who were once one of the most distinguished royal houses of Europe. Learn more about famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the proud tradition of classical music in the city.

Vienna: 1-Day Highlights Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

5. Vienna: 1-Day Highlights Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

Explore Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day. Fall in love with “The City of Dreams”. During the 3-hour tour, you will see the essential sights of Vienna Old Town from the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. After getting picked up from your accommodation, you will enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about tired feet. Your private guide will show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th-century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town. Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, you will marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity and one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world - St Stephen’s Cathedral, with iconic Romanesque towers and a spire. Enjoy an easy and cozy drive along the beautiful Viennese streets and see the world-famous State Opera, where great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin have performed. Close by you will find Albertina, a 19th-century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which now houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury. Further on you will see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th-century Belvedere. You will be driven back to your accommodation at the end of a fruitful tour. Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour, you will visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Its Baroque-style interior will amaze you with beautiful murals, paintings, and a domed roof with lots of gilding. You will also step inside St Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights will be driving through MuseumsQuartier, featuring Baroque palaces containing various museums, and seeing Karlskirche, the 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek, and Roman elements. In addition, you will visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna - the Schonbrunn Palace. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in several hours-long lines, and explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about the imperial lifestyle and take a relaxing stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens.

Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

6. Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

Picture Vienna and its abundance of churches, cathedrals, and other sacred buildings. Admire these very buildings with a licensed guide on a private 3-hour tour. Visit 5 of Vienna's notable churches and learn about their fascinating histories. Enter St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its unique roof and massive towers which serve as the tallest points of Vienna's skyline. Marvel at the vastness of the cathedral's chambers, its decorations, and gorgeous altars. Afterward, step inside the small, but still stunning St. Peter’s Church. From the outside, it may look inconspicuous, but inside this baroque church impresses with its frescoes, paintings, and gilded, dome roof. Explore the neo-gothic Votiv Church and see its stained glass windows. Be impressed by the elaborate ciborium made by artist Joseph Glasser. After visiting Votivk Church, stop by Minoritenkirche and experience a piece of Italy. Appreciate its peaceful atmosphere and see a mosaic version of Da Vinci's Last Supper. Your last stop is St. Charles' Church. Be amazed by its opulent frescoes in the cupola containing 1250 square meters of incredible splendor and beautiful colors. During your tour walk by remarkable places such as the Rathaus, Burgtheater, Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna State Opera.

Vienna: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and In-App Guide

7. Vienna: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and In-App Guide

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an outdoor escape game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Vienna. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function.  Start your tour at the University of Vienna, one of the oldest in Europe Visit the Ankeruhr this very strange clock, and learn about Vienna's symbol St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next, take photos of the Peterskirche and admire the Hofburg in its vastness. Then the Natural History Museum will take you to another world with its findings. Learn about the world-famous Mozart. Admire the Vienna State Opera with its excellent acoustics. Finally, The Albertina has unique art exhibits for you to tour, or stop by the Johann Strauß Denkmal and its imposing monument. If you get tired along the way, don’t stress - the app can be used for up to a year after your purchase.

Vienna: The Historic Center Private Walking Tour

8. Vienna: The Historic Center Private Walking Tour

The walk begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world. Here you are given an overview of the development of the city to the present day. You continue from the Hotel Sacher to the Albertina with a stop at the "Monument to War and Fascism". Your walk then continues to the Hofburg, the former main residence of the Habsburg family. After being given a historical overview, you will go to the Ballhausplatz to see the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery. Afterwards you will see the most important shopping streets of the historic center such as Kohlmarkt and Graben where you will hear stories about local coffee houses, pastries and Viennese cuisine. The walk ends in the heart of Vienna where the largest church in the country, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, is located. Here you will learn more about the Cathedral and its destruction during the Second World War.    

Vienna: Private Walking Tour

9. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and see the Monument Against War and Fascism. Find out why the architect of the State Opera committed suicide, where Sachertorte was invented, and which building previously stood on the grounds of Hotel Sacher. At Neuer Markt you can discover the strange Imperial Crypt burial rituals of the Habsburgs and learn where Mozart died. Hear about the importance of the house at Franziskanerplatz and explore Blutgasse to experience how the people of Vienna used to live and how they live today. Listen to the legends of St. Stephan, visit Figlmüller with the famous Wiener Schnitzel, and explore the old university district. Admire the magnificent Baroque church of the Jesuits, discover the city walks, and explore the Greek quarter. Discover Vienna’s oldest church, St. Rupert's Church, and immerse yourself in the eventful history of the Romans and Jews in Vienna. Hear anecdotes about King Richard the Lionheart as you walk past the beautiful Baroque Pestsäule on the Graben before reaching Kohlmarkt with the Demel pastry shop. You can then enjoy a stroll back to the starting point.

Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

10. Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

"Hear the legend of the Basilisk in the Well and other interesting legends of Vienna on a family tour of the Old Town. Explore the historic center with a Private Guide to discover fun things to do in Vienna for families with children. Feel the magic of this beautiful city! Choose the 2-hour option to see the best of Vienna and visit the Imperial Treasury in Hofburg Palace. On this walking tour you will discover some of the most beautiful and important palaces, churches and monuments of Vienna while playing games and learning about the city. Your Private Guide will entertain you with fun stories and activities for children to inspire them to solve the mysteries of the Habsburg empire. The main highlight of this family tour will be a visit inside the Imperial Treasury where the most precious imperial artifacts, crown jewels, and historical militaries are kept. From expensive diamond necklaces to medieval swords, every kid will find something interesting here. With skip-the-line tickets you will avoid standing in long lines at the ticket office, so you will have more time to explore the Old Town with your Private Guide. Choose the 3-hour option to see the best of Vienna and visit the Imperial Treasury and the House of Music. Skip-the-line tickets to both attractions are included to save time. The House of Music is a one of a kind sound and music museum with modern and interactive exhibits that allow you to learn through play. Your children can put their musical talent to a test by playing the Virtual Conductor, see various musical instruments, and learn about great musicians such as Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven! Choose the 4-hour option to enrich your family adventure in Vienna with a horse–drawn carriage ride! On this extended tour, you can fully explore the Old Town on foot and in a traditional horse-drawn carriage that will make your children feel like they are in a real fairy tale. This is your chance to see the highlights and hidden gems of Vienna, from the Town Hall to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Enjoy a medieval-style adventure and visit the House of Music and Imperial Treasury."

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What people are saying about Albertina Museum Vienna

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4.8 / 5

based on 458 reviews

A scavenger hunt through Vienna's city center. The story might be too long for younger kids - my 14 year old enjoyed it. Except for one challenge, all puzzles had to be solved (unfortunately, the basilisk is only visible when the shutters are open)

Great tour, a lot of super interesting spots visited, highly professional guide (Herbert S.), overall an experience I can highly recommend to other visitors.

Our guide was knowledgeable and charming. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time in Vienna and is interested in its history.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on everything Vienna. It was a wonderful tour

Loved the diverse artwork. Both the older and more contemporary work