"See Collections of Prints and Paintings" Albertina Museum Tip by BillNJ

Albertina Museum, Vienna: 49 reviews and 88 photos

 
 

The Albertina is an art museum in Vienna's 1st district. The name Albertina is a combination of Albert (for Duke Albert) and Christina (for his wife, Maria Christina, daughter of Maria Theresa). The museum is located directly across the street from the tourist information office. The site of the museum is one of the last remaining sections of the fortifications of Vienna, the Augustian Bastion.

In early 1919, the building and the collection passed from the Habsburgs into the ownership of the Republic of Austria. In March 1945, the Albertina was heavily damaged by Allied bomb attacks. Subsequently, the museum has been completely renovated and modernized.

The Albertina contains one of the largest and most important collections of prints (old master prints, drawings, graphic works, photographs, and architectural drawings) in the world. The museum also has significant collections of Impressionist and early 20th century art -- and houses temporary exhibitions.

Address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien
Directions: In Vienna's 1st district, across the street from the tourist information office and near the Opera House.
Phone: +43 1 53483
Website: http://albertina.at

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2010
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