The Albertina Museum, one of the most important museums in Vienna, is home to thousands of important works. In this unique museum of Vienna, one of the most important art centers of Europe, there are many works made with lithography and engraving techniques. It is one of the world’s leading art museums with its number of works.
Built in the 18th century, the museum was used for a while as the residence of Maria Theresia, Empress of Austria Hungary and ruler of the Habsburg Dynasty. The palace, then called Taroucca Palace, was used by Duke Albert of Saxen Teschen, who was appointed governor after Theresia. The name of today’s museum, the Albertina Palace, comes from the governor of the period. Until 1918, the palace served as a home for Duke Albert’s descendants and a gallery where collections were kept. Although it was badly damaged in World War II, it was restored and opened to visitors in the 21st century.
The Albertina Museum is one of the palaces reflecting the lifestyle of a century ago. Wallpapers, chandeliers, chandeliers, fireplaces, stoves and various decorative furnishings from the House of Habsburg, and breathtaking rooms designed with care and elegance take visitors to the classical world.
There are permanent works in the museum, which also has periodical exhibitions. You can closely examine the paintings of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Lebasque, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Fernand Léger. In addition to the paintings of famous artists, sketches, drawings and sculptures are also exhibited in both periodical exhibitions and permanent exhibitions.
What are the entrance fee and opening hours of the Albertina Museum?
The entrance fee to the Albertina Museum is €12.90, free if you have a Vienna Pass city card. The museum can be visited every day of the week between 10:00 and 18:00. But on Wednesdays and Fridays it’s a bit different, closing time is 21:00.
Where is the Albertina Museum and how to get there?
The Albertina Museum of Art is located on Albertplatz, a square with the same name as the museum. Despite being the intersection of six streets, the square is not very big, but it is surrounded by beautiful buildings. I recommend you to go up to the floor with the sculpture in front of the Albertina Museum and watch this square. You have several options for transportation to this square or to the museum. You can take the bus number 2A that goes to Augusthertrase. If you prefer to walk a bit, you can take the subway numbered U1, U2 and U4 to Karlsplatz stop.