The museums of Vienna Capital of Culture
There are more than 100 museums to see in Vienna
Vienna is a city full of beauty and art: museums, collections and works of art of world renown can be found here. The many works of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, the colourful world of Hundertwasser, portraits by Dürer, the dresses of empress Elisabeth, and many, many more.
150 years after the wedding of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph I, the Sisi museum opened its gates at the Vienna Hofburg. There you can marvel at the young bride's wedding-eve dress, Sisi's dressing gown, the fans and gloves of the Empress, among many other items.
What to do in Vienna – museum highlights:
- The Liechtenstein Museum is Vienna's "baroque five-star attraction": Rubens, Raphael, Rembrandt and many other baroque era painters are exhibited there.
- The Leopold Museum shows the world's largest collection of Schiele and Klimt paintings.
- The MUMOK modern art museum in the MuseumsQuartier complex presents exhibits from the domains of Pop Art, Fluxus, Nouveau Réalisme, and Viennese Actionism.
- In the Architekturzentrum Vienna, you can experience the national history of architecture in the 20th and 21st century.
- The Kunsthalle Vienna offers contemporary art of the highest standards.
- The Albertina has the world's largest collection of graphics with 60,000 drawings, around 1 million prints and a large collection of photographs and architectural graphics.
Vienna in three-quarter time: Explore the Danube metropolis from its musical side
Vienna is the world capital of music: the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra sets the tone all over the world. Enjoy the musical pleasures of Vienna.
- The Vienna State Opera is among the world's top opera houses.
- Operas, musicals, dance and concerts are performed for your enjoyment at the Vienna Volksoper.
- Admire the world's smallest performers at the puppet theatre in Schönbrunn palace. The puppets' repertoire include Mozart's Magic Flute and Johann Strauss' The Blue Danube.
The stages of Vienna offer German language theatre and drama par excellence
- The imperial Burgtheater is among the world's most renowned theatres.
- The Volkstheater presents classics by German and Austrian playwrights.
- The Schauspielhaus in Vienna's 9th District leaves the stage to contemporary playwrights.
- The cabaret and variety scene also has a firm standing in Vienna: the Stadtsaal on Mariahilfer Strasse, Kabarett Niedermair on Lenaugasse, or Spektakel 2.0 on Hamburgerstraße will ensure you have an amusing evening.
- The Theater in der Josefstadt is Vienna's oldest theatre.