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Why Should I Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna?

The Historical Art Museum in Vienna, better known as Kunsthistorisches Museum is the greatest museum in central Europe. Housed in its festive palatial building on Ringstraße, it is crowned with an octagonal dome. The term Kunsthistorisches Museum applies to both the institution and the main building. It was opened around 1891 by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary.

With the opportunity of the new collection wing that has opened yesterday, I thought to make you a mini guide with the cool stuff you can see there.

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So let’s start with some of the collections that are hosted there:

The Kunstkammer  Wien (from 1st March 2013)

The Kunstkammer Wien is unique in the world. Its objects are of extraordinary quality, given the fact they were commissioned or purchased by the emperor or members of the imperial family.

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