The Albertina Museum in Vienna flaunts one of the largest and most precious graphic art collections in the world.
Around 800,000 tourists visit the Albertina Museum every year making it one of the top five attractions in Vienna.
Where is Albertina Museum?
The Albertina Museum is located at the heart of Vienna’s inner city between the State Opera, Kärntnerstraße, and the Vienna Hofburg.
Albertina museum’s address
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria.
How to reach Albertina Museum
There are three ways to reach the Albertina Museum.
By public transport
To reach the Albertina Museum, you can travel by the U-Bahn underground metro at lines U1, U2, U4 on station Karlsplatz/Oper or U3 on station Stephansplatz.
Tram 1,2 , D, 62, 71 and the Lokalbahn Wien-Baden can also be used for reaching Albertina Museum. These have a stop at Kärntner Ring/Oper.
If you would rather get to Albertina Museum, by a bus opt for bus number 2A.
If you have booked a group tour, your travel agent would get you to Albertina Museum in a coach.
If you come by a coach, you can embark or disembark at the short term parking spaces for tour busses directly in front of the Albertina Museum.
Vienna is a good city to drive around, and that’s why some tourists prefer driving to the Albertina Museum.
There are enough on-street parking spaces available near Albertina Museum. They can be used once a temporary parking permit has been purchased.
The indoor car parks can also be utilized on payment parking charges.
These parks are namely Kärntnerringgarage, Kärntnerstraße Tiefgarage, Palais-Corso-Garage, Parkgarage Opernringhof, and Garage Robert-Stolz-Platz are some of the nearby parks.
Albertina Museum hours
Albertina Museum is open all days from 9 am to 6 pm except for Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, it is open from 9 am to 9 pm.
There are some exceptions to these opening times at Albertina Museum –
24 Dec: 9 am to 2 pm
31 Dec: 9 am to 6 pm
26 – 30 Dec: Daily 9 to 9 pm
1 – 5 Jan: Daily 9 to 9 pm
The State Rooms of the Albertina Museum may be closed on certain special events
Also, setup and takedown of exhibitions may temporarily limit public access to individual exhibition halls.
In case of a booked guided tour for preschool and school groups with minimum 13 participants, the Albertina Museum opens at 8 am on weekdays.
Duration of Albertina Museum tour
The time you spend exploring Albertina Museum will depend on you.
Art and history lovers are even known to spend upwards of 4 hours at the Museum.
However, if you are a regular tourist you can go around Albertina Museum in 90 minutes to 2 hours.
In fact, even the Museum’s officials recommend that visitors factor in two hours for Albertina Museum.
Is Albertina Museum worth it?
Albertina Museum is like a mini version of the Musee d’Orsay, the world class art Museum in Paris.
It is one of the largest and the most important art museums in the world and is totally worth it.
Albertina has a vast collection of art starting from French impressionists and continuing up to the present day, also including Austrian Expressionists such as Klimt, Shiele, and Kokoshka.
If you are not an art lover you can also immerse yourself in the imperial flair of the State Rooms, which once served as the residence of Habsburg archdukes and archduchesses.
Albertina Museum ticket price
The Albertina Museum ticket price depends on the visitor’s age and category.
For children up to 18 years, the entry is free.
Young adults from 19 to 25 years of age, end up paying the ticket price of 11 Euros.
The general admission ticket to the Albertina Museum costs 14 Euros. This ticket is applicable to all visitors 27 years and above.
However, for seniors above 65 years, the price drops down to 11 Euros.
If you are a visitor with special needs, you get a 50% discount on the general admission ticket price. Hence, your ticket will only cost 7 Euros.
Vienna City Card holders end up paying 2 Euros less per head.
With the Vienna City Card, you can get discounts for over 210 museums, attractions, theatres, shops and restaurants in the city. Find out more about about Vienna City Card
Albertina Museum tickets
There are two ways to experience the Albertina Museum.
You can book only the entry tickets to Albertina Museum or you can book the Museum tickets along with an interesting walking tour in the area.
Both the tickets we have recommended below are smartphone tickets. You don’t have to take printouts.
At the entrance of the Albertina Museum, you can show the tickets in your email, on your smartphone and walk in.
1. Skip the Line Albertina Museum tickets
Just pay 14 Euros, skip the line and step into Habsburg’s world of fine art and imperial majesty without waiting in long lines.
2. Albertina Museum + Vienna City guided tour tickets
This ticket costs 24 Euros and allows access to the ultimate tour of Vienna including exclusive access to the Albertina Museum.
This tour starts at 2.30 pm and goes on for 2.5 hours.
An English speaking guide takes you through this tour.
Besides exploring the Albertina Museum you also get a guided walking tour through the historic city center – Lipizzaner stables, Freyung, Café Central, Townhall, National Theater (Burgtheater), University and Beethoven’s Pasqualatihaus.
Albertina Museum collection
There is a lot to see in Albertina Museum. A few tourists even make multiple trips to explore everything.
Here is our list of the best items in the Museum’s collection.
Paintings and Sculptures
The Albertina Museum holds works by all of modern and contemporary art history’s great artists.
It is home to all of the pioneering artistic ideas of the modern era and the present, the French impressionism, fauvism and works of expressionist artist groups.
One can find masterpieces by great artists like Picasso, Monet, Kiefer and Lassnig in this Museum.
Drawings and prints
From late Gothic to the present, this collection crosses over one million drawings and prints.
Founded in 1776 by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, the Graphic Art collection offers a truly panoramic survey of art.
The Museum affords a rich overview of 100 years of art history in its exhibition of works by great artists like Michelangelo, Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Klimt, Schiele, Picasso, Richter and Lassnig.
The Photography Collection of the Albertina Museum is the largest collection of artistic photography in Austria.
The artistic field’s most significant developments are traced by around 100,000 treasures of photographic history.
This section provides introduction to genres including portrait, architecture, landscape, and street photography that ranges from the medium’s beginnings to the present day.
Architecture genre at the Albertina Museum keeps a fascinating collection of architectural drawing that crosses over 40,000 plans, studies, and models.
From the Late Gothic period to the architecture of the present, the Albertina Museum holds seminal works by Bernini, Borromini, Hansen, Wagner, Loos, Hollein, Hadid, and many others.
Enjoy the fascinating feel of imperial setup at the State Rooms of Albertina Museum.
For 100 years, the Albertina Museum building served as the residence of Habsburg archdukes and archduchesses.
The 20 Habsburg State Rooms are luxuriously decorated and painstakingly restored to take the visitors into the magnificent world of classicism with their precious decoration.
Albertina Museum audio guide
The audio guides are informative and entertaining at the same time.
The objective of these guides is to help visitors get the most out of their individual visits to the exhibitions and State Rooms.
These Albertina Museum guides provide you with extensive information on the exhibition, artists and artworks.
They also include interviews by the artists, background music and quotations.
Audio guide for the exhibitions is available in multiple languages – German, English, French, Italian, Czech, Russian and Spanish.
Audio guide for the Habsburg State Rooms is available in one more additional language – Japanese.
Cost of the audio guide: 4 Euros
Albertina Museum restaurant
Visitors can kill their hunger pangs and hang out at the DO&CO Restaurant at the Albertina Museum.
The menu includes Viennese dishes and international delicacies as well as wonderful coffee and cake from DEMEL, the former purveyors to the imperial and royal court
Table reservations are recommended prior to the visit.
The opening hours of the restaurant are from 9 am to 12 midnight.