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This 19th-century building in Vienna houses a treasure trove of the great artwork collected by the ruling royal family.
The don't-miss masterpieces include:
Tower of Babel by Brueghel the Elder
Madonna in the Meadow by Raphael
Infanta Margarita Teresa by Velazquez
You'll also enjoy masterpieces by other world famous painters such as Carravaggio, Druer, Rembrandt, Rueben, Titian, and Vermeer.
Egyptian and Near Eastern
It's all here - sculptures, mummies, sarcophagi, and other antiquities.
Other worthy collections
They include Greek and Roman Antiquities Coin Cabinet Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
In 2003, the precious golden Cellini Salt Cellar was stolen from the museum, creating media buzz around the globe. Several years later it was located and returned.
Unlike in the Louvre, British, Louvre, Met, and in some other great museums, many objects in the Kunsthistorisches Museum are not displayed as well as they should be.
When to come
Peak summer and holiday periods bring tour-group crowds. You'll have less competition for space if you come in the early morning or late afternoon. Or visit Thursday evenings
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