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Kunstkammer Wien

The Cradle of the Museum

The Kunstkammer Wien is the most important collection of its kind in the world. Since March 1, 2013 this unique collection is now again open to the public. Come and see a »museum within the museum«: twenty newly-installed galleries invite you to experience a world of beauty and wit, curiosities and wonder.

The Kunst- und Wunderkammern (arts and natural wonders rooms) of the Renaissance and Baroque periods were encyclopaedic, universal collections that attempted to reflect the entire knowledge of the day. Particularly desirable were rare, curious and unusual objects.

From the late Middle Ages to the Baroque, Habsburg emperors and archdukes collected exotic and uncommon materials, to which they often ascribed magical powers, such as precious stones, ostrich eggs, coral and shark’s teeth, which were considered to be dragon’s tongues. From these natural products, artists created virtuoso works of art.

Over 2200 fabulous artworks await you in the Kunstkammer Wien. Among its highlights are examples of fabulous goldsmith work such as the celebrated Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini, outstanding sculptures such as the Krumau Madonna, magnificent bronze statuettes, delicate and bizarre ivories and precious stone vessels as well as valuable clocks, elaborate automatons, strange scientific instruments, sumptuous gameboards and much, much more.

Vielen Dank!

Das Kunsthistorische Museum Wien möchte sich an dieser Stelle für die großzügige Unterstützung bei all seinen Partnern, Sponsoren, Kunstkammerpat*innen sowie den vielen Kunstkammermäzen*innen bedanken, die einen wichtigen und wesentlichen Teil zur Realisierung dieses großartigen Projektes beigetragen haben.

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Mit einer Kunstpatenschaft tragen Sie dazu bei, die Schätze der Kunstgeschichte für die Zukunft zu erhalten.

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Erfahren Sie mehr über wissenschaftliche Projekte der Kunstkammer Wien und weiterer Sammlungen des Kunsthistorischen Museums im Bereich Forschungsprojekte.


Kunstkammer Wien
Raised Ground Floor
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday closed

Holiday opening hours

T +43 1 525 24- 4409

Guided Tours

Information & Booking
T +43 1 525 24- 5202

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