Vienna’s museums are among the best in the world, with works of global importance, and attracting top international exhibitions.
The city is a bit of a paradise for art lovers. It’s hard to go a few metres without stumbling into something that would fetch a few million at Sothebys.
The top address is the Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum), which oversees a number of important sights and collections, including the Kunstkammer and Schatzkammer. Positions two and three in the art museum hit parade are taken by Belvedere and the Albertina.
The Hofburg complex includes the Sisi Museum and Silberkammer (Imperial silver collection), which take you into the world of the Habsburg household and the lives of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph. For more imperial splendor, explore the Hofmobilien furniture collection.
And if you like the idea of pressing a doorbell marked “Professor Freud” and entering the apartment of that same fellow, then try the Sigmund Freud Museum.
Watch this space for more museums as I get round to visiting them all (there are dozens).