Old Town Museums Tour, Vienna

Thanks to its glorious past, Vienna is home to almost one hundred museums. This wonderful city offers a wide range of local history and culture museums exhibiting Vienna’s unique history and culture. This tour will guide you to most famous museums located in the Old Town of Vienna.
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Old Town Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Old Town Museums Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: leticia
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Naturhistorisches Museum

1) Naturhistorisches Museum (must see)

The Naturhistorisches Museum is part of the larger Wien complex of exhibits located all over the city of Vienna. The current facility has grown to over 90,000 square feet in size. In recent years, software has been developed to allow you to tour part of the place via a virtual tour.

The location is known worldwide, as it is one of the most important collections of items of natural history to be found anywhere. The project started over 250 years ago and now features over 20,000,000 pieces of...   view more
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Ephesos Museum

2) Ephesos Museum (must see)

The Ephesos Museum is part of the larger Imperial Palace complex at Hofburg. Up until 1918, this whole location was still part of the palace and buildings that were the central home of the Habsburg Empire. Today there are many small exhibits that fill most of the spaces here. The notable exception is the large palace itself which is now the official home of the President.

The Ephesos display focuses on the Turkish city by that name and attempts to tell the history of that place from early...   view more
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Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury)

3) Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) (must see)

The Schatzkammer holds what is considered the greatest treasury collection in the world. It is located in the Hofburg complex, so it can be visited at the same time you visit other locations there. Most days, you can get in a good visit in about an hour and a half. The entrance is located at the Swiss Courtyard.

In that hour of time, you can tour the treasures of the Habsburg Empire, which reaches back over one thousand years. The items on display have a long history of movement over time:...   view more
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Spanish Riding School

4) Spanish Riding School (must see)

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is famous the world over. Many of their troops actually perform in other countries. In fact, one of their largest fan populations lives in the U.S. The place is famous for the Lipizzaner horses which have been raised there. The facility provides instruction in the famous military tactics that the horses were famous for since the time of Napoleon. They are also a formal dressage school. The group offers public performances, which include the famous Winter...   view more
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Hofsilber und Tafelkammer

5) Hofsilber und Tafelkammer (must see)

The Hofsilber and Tafelkammer museums are part of the larger Wien complex in Vienna. The two locations are designed around displaying the fine silver collections of what was the Habsburg fine dining experience. The whole imperial silver collection is on display here.

To make a better display of things, the pieces are grouped around displays that would have looked like something you would see at a royal dinner. For instance, you can find 13 different utensils displayed in proper fashion, in...   view more
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Bank Austria Kunstforum

6) Bank Austria Kunstforum

Bank Austria regularly has some of the best art exhibits on display to be found anywhere in the city of Vienna. Over 300,000 visitors come each year to see them, even though it is not a public institution per say. They bring in exhibits from across the world.

Their private collection has over 10,000 pieces now. You can find the works of such great artists as van Gogh or Lichtenstein. They very frequently add new items to the count that are from more modern artists also. The biggest single...   view more
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Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

7) Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

Palais Schönborn was built at the beginning of 18th century. It includes the Museum für Volkskunde and is located in Josefstadt, the 8th district of Vienna. This beautiful Baroque palace houses excellent works of art from several of Europe's most significant...   view more
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MOYA - Museum of Young Art

8) MOYA - Museum of Young Art

The Museum of Young Art is as young as the type of art that they like to exhibit. It was founded in the year 2005. The location also houses many conferences and seminars on the topic as well. It is located in the central part of Vienna, in the Belle Etage.

The works of the young artists for sale here also makes this a very unique place to visit. The proceeds of the institution go to foster the work of the people there, and to give new artists a chance to be seen in a very large venue.

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Uhrenmuseum

9) Uhrenmuseum

The Uhrenmuseum is the famous Viennese home of clocks, and they have every kind of imaginable display of them. It is a very unique place, in that there are not a lot of other places like it in all of Europe. The location is inside an old Viennese home that has part of its foundation still intact from the Middle Ages. It is also located in a very historical section of town.

The variety is time pieces on display here is amazing. There are even pieces that chime the hour all over the facility....   view more
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Austrian Resistance Museum

10) Austrian Resistance Museum

This is a very interesting and eclectic place to visit. It was formed in 1963 by a group of individuals that were actually part of the resistance movement in Austria during the time of the Third Reich. The colleagues of these folks were part of the two thousand seven hundred individuals that were executed by the German Gestapo during the war. In a secondary way, the location also covers the efforts of the resistance movement during the Fascist rule of Austria.

There is also a part of the...   view more
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Dom- und Diözesanmuseum

11) Dom- und Diözesanmuseum

The location is a cathedral and official museum for the Diocese of Vienna. It was created in 1933 and has developed quite the reputation for being one of the best exhibit formats in all the city. The location has antiques and displays that represent over a thousand years of Roman Catholic history in the country. The largest display here is the St. Stephen’s Cathedral Collection, which is a display of sacred works. The portrait of Duke Rudolf IV also has a home in this place. It is regarded to...   view more
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Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien

12) Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien

The Jewish Museum is part of the Wien complex located in places all across Vienna. It is a fairly new location, having been opened in 1988. Don’t let that fool you, though, as there is plenty to see here.

The location depicts the life of the Jewish people of Austria, with special attention to the culture and sociological aspects of this group. You can find history here that dates back to the middle ages. The biggest collections housed here are the Jewish Community of Vienna exhibit, the...   view more
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Galerie Kovacek & Zetter

13) Galerie Kovacek & Zetter

Established in 1999 by Claudia Kovacek-Longin and Sophie Schwaiger, Galerie Kovacek & Zetter is an art gallery specialized in 19th and 20th century Austrian paintings. Located at Stallburggasse, near Michaelerplatz, Vienna's inner city, the art gallery is spread over three floors, its 300 square-feet space filled with paintings from Impressionism to Modernism. Galerie Kovacek & Zetter also presents contemporary art, organizing 4 to 6 art specialized exhibitions per year.

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Albertina Museum

14) Albertina Museum (must see)

Albertina Museum's claim to fame centers on its very large collection of old master prints and drawings. In fact, there are over 65,000 drawings in storage here. Apart from the graphics collection, the museum has recently acquired on permanent loan two significant collections of Impressionist and early 20th-century art, some of which will be on permanent display. The museum also houses temporary exhibitions.

Why You Should Visit:
Beautiful building with a fantastic selection of...   view more
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Haus der Musik

15) Haus der Musik (must see)

The Haus der Musik is a real hands on museum that is designed to get the visitor to interact at all levels with the displays. It is located in the First District of the city, not very far away from St. Stephen’s Church. The place has won numerous awards for the innovative way that they present their exhibitions.

The 5,000 sq. meter facility used to be the home of the famous Archduke Charles. There are many musical inventions displays among its halls, as well as exhibits that display just...   view more
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Walking Tours in Vienna, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vienna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town East Walking Tour

Old Town East Walking Tour

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of the city. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. Take this tour to explore the beautiful landmarks, art galleries and shops in the East area of the Innere Stadt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

The Hofburg area has been the seat of Austrian government since 1279 for a sequence of empires and republics. Throughout centuries, it has been expanded to include various institutions, such as The Imperial Chapel, The Naturhistorisches Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, The Austrian National Library and more. The area is also home to the former imperial palace, which now forms part of the official residence of the Austrian President. Alongside the governmental and cultural buildings, Hofburg houses the Spanish Riding School and the Imperial Horse Stables, which is something animal lovers might find particularly entertaining.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
City Orientation Walking Tour I

City Orientation Walking Tour I

Vienna is one of the most beautiful and important cities in Europe. It contains some of the richest examples of Austrian history. Vienna attracts a large amount of tourists because of its wonderful parks, beautiful architecture and historic sites. This Vienna City Orientation Tour will show you the most interesting places the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Old Town West Walking Tour

Old Town West Walking Tour

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of the city. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. The Western part of the Old Town houses the Parliament Building, The Rathhaus, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces. Take this tour to explore the famous attractions in the West area of the Innere Stadt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Music Venues Walking Tour

Music Venues Walking Tour

To call Vienna the "Music Capital of the World" would not be an exaggeration. It is home to a vast range of magnificent music venues where you can enjoy the sounds of Mozart’s arias, fabulous compositions by the "King of Waltz" Johann Strauss, famous Viennese Waltzes and other superb works of world-known musicians. Come enjoy the majestic sounds you will hear in some of the most popular music venues of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Donau City Walking Tour

Donau City Walking Tour

Donau City is the 22nd district of Vienna and is located on the North bank of the Danube River. This previously undeveloped district is now the most modern part of Vienna, with contemporary office and apartment buildings, skyscrapers, international centers and the Vienna Islamic Centre. Take the following tour to catch some of these incredible sights!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km

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