The Albertina is a former Habsburg palace, one of the most beautiful Classicist palaces in Europe. It is situated in the centre of Vienna, opposite the State Opera and a short distance from Kärntnerstrasse (street) and the Hofburg Palace. Today, it houses an art museum of international significance, with a collection of artworks dating from the 15th century to the present day. Drawings and paintings by, for example, Van Gogh, Raphael and Albrecht Dürer have been displayed there. The Albertina exhibition also includes twenty completely renovated Habsburg State Rooms with valuable original furniture. In this way, visitors can peek into the palace lifestyle of the Habsburg dynasty. The complex also houses a museum shop, an information centre and a café & restaurant, which can be visited without a ticket to the museum. Visitors can park their cars in paid car parks near the museum: the Kärntnerring parking garage, the Kärntnerstrasse underground parking garage, the Palais-Corso parking garage and the Opernringhof and Robert-Stolz-Platz parking garages.
Useful information for visitors
Public transport connections
The closest public transport stops near the Albertina:
- Kärntner ring/oper tram stop
- Karlsplatz metro station (U1, U2, U4)
- Stephansplatz metro station (U3)
- Albertina bus stop
Opening hours and admission
For up-to-date information about the admission fees and opening hours of the Albertina, visit the official website. Information about current exhibitions here.
Interesting facts about Albertina
The Albertina of Vienna holds several permanent exhibitions. One of them is a collection of modern and contemporary works of art, from French Impressionism to more recent times, which includes works by, for example, Monet, Picasso and Batliner. The Graphic Art Collection is another permanent exhibition. With more than million drawings and prints, it is considered the greatest and most significant collection of its kind in the world. It includes artworks dating from 1400 to the present, with works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Klimt and others.