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The Kunstkammer (Collection of Sculpture and Decorative Arts), located in the main building of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, M.Theresianplatz, should not be confused with the "Schatzkammer" (Treasury) in the Hofburg at the Schweizerhof.
The Kunstkammer is a collection of sculptures and decorative arts with a large variety or products of natural art and works of fine art such as goldsmith’s art, bronze, ebony, wooden and stone sculptures, automatons and clocks, games, cabinets, curiosities and tapestries which belonged to the Habsburgs.
There exists a "Tapisseriensammlung" merged with the "Kunstkammer".
This collection includes over 800 tapestries that served to decorate the interiors of castles. Unfortunately for the amateurs only a few of the tapestries are displayed today.

The Kunstkammer is presently closed but in 2005 I could visit a good part of it at the "Hochparterre" of the main building and could take some photos.

Address: Kunstkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Directions: Maria Theresien-Platz, A-1010 Wien
Phone: +43 1 52524

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