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Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunste)

Schillerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
43 1 588 16 ext. 225
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This art gallery houses a collection of impressive works by famous artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and is also home to Hieronymus Bosch's famous painting "The Last Judgement."
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Schillerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
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43 1 588 16 ext. 225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Picture Gallery (Gemälde galerie) of the Academy of Fine Arts is one of the important collections of Old Masters in Vienna. Unfortunately the gallery is presently closed for restorations. At this time the collection highlights, including the important Last Judgment triptych by Hironymus Bosch...More

1  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I really love art and in my opinion this museum should be visited. There is amazing pieces and the atmosphere inside is magical.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Bad luck on this one. Upon arrival we were turned away. A very kind professor explained that the Exibet is closed until November. He did not say what date in November but I hope to warn fellow travelers so they may avoid loosing the time...More

1  Thank cdwood77
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you like old masters, this is the right place for you. There are a lot of very good anf famous paintings from great old masters.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We rented headsets and spent about two hours in this beautiful museum. The art is beautiful, but so is the buildings architecture. It is totally awesome.

Thank Judi W
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This fine building has so much history. It's a shame that Hitler was not accepted here either if the times he applied. Perhaps the world's history would be different. Worth a visit to walk where Hitler walked.

1  Thank BonnieNimmo
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

So it is not the most prepossessing of frontages and is not given the prominence it merits. You could easily think on entry that you have stumbled in to a university building and you are in the wrong place. BUT ! it's a really great...More

Thank Noel C
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I absolutely loved the beautiful art pieces on display ranging from Rubens, Ruisdael and of course Bosch. Since the museum is not stampeded by hundreds of people, it exudes a sense of calmness as one studies the beautiful pieces on display. Bosch was clearly way...More

1  Thank Werner N
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Vienna has lots of nice art museums. Glad I didn't miss this important one. Found a spectacular Bosch tryptc, The Last Judgment - much like Garden of Heavenly Delights. Lots of Rubens too as well as other Flemish old masters. Hitler was turned down by...More

2  Thank Walter F
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

For some some reasons this museum is less known. Every time I went there it was literally empty. Even famous" Last Judgment" by Hieronymus Bosch does not attract people :) And it's really a pity, there is a lot to see even without Bosch. It's...More

Thank Lia K
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