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.
How to reach 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.
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.
If you are boarding Lines U1, U2, U4 you must get down at Karlsplatz Metro Station.
From Karlsplatz, Albertina Museum is a quick 9-minute walk.
If you take Line U3, get down at Stephansplatz Metro Station.
Stephansplatz is half a Kilometer (1/3 of a Mile) from Albertina Museum and you can walk the distance in five minutes.
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.
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, which can be used once a temporary parking permit has been purchased.
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.
How long does Albertina Museum take
Art and history lovers are known to spend up to four hours exploring Albertina 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.
The general admission ticket to the Albertina Museum costs 17 Euros.
General admission ticket is applicable to all 27+ years visitors and all visitors who are between 19 to 26 but don’t have a student ID.
Visitors from 19 to 26 years of age, who can show a valid Students ID, only pay 12 Euros.
For seniors above 65 years, the ticket price drops down to 13 Euros.
For children up to 18 years, the entry is free.
If you are a visitor with special needs, you get more than 50% discount on the general admission ticket price. Hence, your ticket will only cost 7 Euros.
Albertina Museum tickets
Since these are smartphone tickets, as soon as you make the purchase, they get emailed to you.
On the day of your visit, show the tickets in your email, on your smartphone, and walk in. No need to take print outs!
These are also known as ‘Skip The Line tickets’ because you can walk past the lines at the ticket counter and enter the Museum right away.
Besides the Museum, this ticket also gets you access to the State Rooms, the Permanent Exhibitions, and Temporary Exhibitions.
Regular ticket (27+ years): 17 Euros
*Student ticket (19 to 26 years): 12 Euros
Seniors ticket (65+ years): 13 Euros
Child ticket (0 to 18 years): Free entry
*The Student ticket is applicable only if you can show a valid ID card. Else, you must buy a Regular ticket.
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Albertina Museum collection
There is a lot to see in Albertina Museum. A few tourists 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.
Image: Sleeping Woman with Flowers by Marc Chagall
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.
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.
For 100 years, the Albertina Museum building served as the residence of Habsburg archdukes and archduchesses.
Albertina Museum audio guide
The audio guide is informative and entertaining at the same time.
The audio guide helps visitors make the most out of their visit by providing 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.
The Albertina Museum audio guide, which costs 4 Euros can be bought at the venue.
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 9 am to 12 midnight.