When you’re an Imperial dynasty, chances are a few pieces of art fell into your hands through time. But where to put them all?
One answer is the KHM (Kunsthistorisches Museum), a group of prestigious public institutions headquartered on Vienna’s Ringstraße.
- See also: Art museums in Vienna
The museum is not just the museum
The KHM is far more than just a home for the brushwork of Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt, for example. Get an overview below then dig deeper into the individual locations and collections through the links.
The prime site is the museum building on Maria-Theresien Platz (called, helpfully, the Kunsthistorisches Museum), and home to the main collections:
- Art history museum – ticket and visitor tips, etc.
- The museum building
- The Kunstkammer (an eclectic mix of astonishing art and artefacts)
- The Egyptian collection
- Greek and Roman Antiquities
- The Picture Gallery (home to all the famous paintings)
- Coin collection
- Shop and restaurant
Other top museums and locations managed through the KHM are:
- In the Neue Burg palace wing adjoining Heldenplatz:
- Weltmuseum Wien (a museum of ethnology)
- The Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) in the Hofburg Palace complex
- Wagenburg carriage museum at Schönbrünn Palace (include an Empress Elisabeth exhibition)
- The Theater Museum in the city centre
- The Theseus Temple exhibition in the Volksgarten
- Schloss Ambras (a palace in Innsbruck in the west of Austria)
The six main Viennese locations are marked on the map below: