Vienna, Austria
Albertina Museum

A museum located in the First District of Vienna.

One of the last remaining fortifications of the Augustinian Bastion of Vienna, the Albertina Museum was established in 1805 to showcase a collection that “served a higher purpose,” and in early 1919, now under Austria, the collections of the museum were united with the collection of the former imperial court library.

Currently, it holds one of the largest print rooms in the world, with over 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master-prints. The museum’s collection also includes none other than Leonardo da Vinci’s sketch work for his Last Supper painting, a marvellous artefact that is most certainly unique to this museum. The Albertina is also home to multiple collections of Impressionist paintings, many of which were acquired on permanent loans, including the House Among the Roses by Claude Monet, and a number of Picasso, Klimt and Munch pieces. There are also state rooms, restorations and replications of the residence of the archdukes who used to live in the former palace. The architecture section also contains over 40,000 plans, studies, and models.

With many permanent and temporary exhibits, the Albertina Museum will keep you coming back as there is no way to experience everything within a day!

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Tips Before You Go
The museum is open from 10am to 6pm every day except on Wednesdays and Fridays, when they offer extended hours until 9pm. It is easily accessible by the U-bahn or buses, and though there is street parking available nearby, it requires the purchase of a temporary parking permit.
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria