Vienna Day 3

Austria, Vienna Guide (B): Vienna Day 3

Day 3: After a quick breakfast in our room we head out to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (http://www.khm.at/en/?cHash=dfb045333efd096a1ea1afd262c4a608, €11/£8/$12 entry for students, Combi-ticket €20/£16/$22 allows entry into all museums for a day, well worth it).

The building itself astonishes us by being even grander than its sister across the garden; marble and gold leaf were evidently flavour of the month back then.

Although it is officially the Museum of Art History it contains much more than art, in fact the art doesn’t start until you get onto the first floor and trust me when I say that the ground floor is large enough to get hopelessly lost in.

The ground floor contains the imperial family’s trove of raided treasures including room after room of mummified Egyptian corpses with exquisitely painted and carved sarcophagi.

We move on to the Greco-Roman section and see a dazzling array of gold brooches and jewellery with filigree so detailed that it blows my mind as to how they could have done it thousands of years ago (surpassed only in craftsmanship by the jewellery of the Staffordshire Hoard that resides at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Vienna Day 3
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Kunsthistorisches Museum   Kaiserliche Schatzkammer   Hofburg Palace  
Author: Conor Hubert
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