Akademie d. Bildenden Kunst

Address: Schillerplatz 3, Vienna, 1010, Austria
Telephone: 01 58816-2222

- Mid-range


European masterpieces from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

One of Vienna's most beautiful buildings, designed by the great Ringstrassen architect, Theophil von Hansen, houses a spectacular treasure of world renown. After three years in hiding, due to massive renovation work inside the Academy, the magnificent collection of about 250 paintings is open once again. Some of the finest works from Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century can be found here: Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt to Ruisdael, De Hooch and Rubens.

Other schools are represented by Botticelli, Giordano, Titian, Murillo, Claude, Tiepolo and Guardi. But the masterpiece beyond comparison in this pinacoteca has to be the amazing triptych 'The Last Judgement' by Hieronymus Bosch, who Carl Gustav Jung called “The master of the monstrous and the discoverer of the unconscious”. And the incredible 'Lucretia', from Lucas Cranach, is one more gem that makes the trip here worthwhile.

Contemporary works by students and teachers, as well as changing exhibits from the Graphic Collection, are now on show in the new gallery xhibit.

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Tickets cost 8 euros.

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Bosch's greatest work is on show once again.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Art
  • History