The Albertina Museum Vienna

Vienna’s world-famous art collection

The Albertina in the first district of Vienna offers one of the most important art collections in the world. In this art museum is a gigantic amount of important exhibits. In total, there are – among other things – tens of thousands of drawings and more than a million printed graphics, as well as valuable private loans.

Außenansicht der Albertina mit Soravia Wing © Harald Eisenberger / Wikipedia
Exterior view of the Albertina with Soravia Wing © Harald Eisenberger / Wikipedia

The Art Museum “Albertina”

The collection was created around 1770 in Hungary by Duke Albert, his son in law by Empress Maria Theresa. Since 1919, the collection has been considered the property of the Republic of Austria. For a long time, the building – named after its founder in 1921 – in the heart of Vienna was seldom opened (and only “selected” public).

In seiner aktuellen Form eröffnet wurde das  Museum schließlich im Jahr 2004. Heute werden verschiedenste Ausstellungen in den Prunkräumen der weltberühmten Kunststätte ausgerichtet – permanent sowie wechselnd. Werke von Albrecht Dürer, Gustav Klimt und Egon Schiele können genauso bewundert werden wie Bilder von Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Rubens oder Michelangelo. Die Albertina ist mittlerweile eins der meistfrequentierten Museen Österreichs.

The museum was finally opened in its current form in 2004. Today, a wide variety of exhibitions are held in the state rooms of the world-famous museum – permanently and alternately. Works by Albrecht Dürer, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele can be admired just as much as pictures by Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Rubens or Michelangelo. The Albertina is now one of the most frequented museums in Austria.

The Batliner Collection

The Albertina owns the Batliner collection, one of the most important collections of classical modernist painting. The permanent exhibition includes Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.

Austrian artists are represented by works by Kokoschka and for the first time paintings by Egger-Lienz and Walde. The diversity of the Russian avant-garde is illustrated by paintings by Goncharova, Malevich and Chagall.

The crowning part of the exhibition are numerous works by Picasso. You can see, among others, early Cubist pictures, works of the 1940s and excellent prints.

Impressions of the exhibitions:

Austellung von Gemälden in der Albertina inkl. BesucherInnen
exhibition area © radub85 /

360 ° view of an interior:

Arrival and location:

Adress: Albertinaplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna
Arrival: Underground:U1, U2, U4 (Station Karlsplatz/Oper), U3 (Station Stephansplatz); Tram: 1, 2, D, 62, 71, Badner Bahn (Haltestelle Staatsoper/Kärntner Ring); Citybus: Linie 2A (Station Albertina)
Tip: culinary finale of the museum visit? In the Do & Co or Augustinerkeller, the museum visit finds its culinary finale at the highest level.

Further information on current exhibitions of the Kunstmuseum Albertina