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Albertina Museum – tickets, prices, hours, art collections


The Albertina Museum in Vienna flaunts one of the world’s largest and most precious graphic art collections.

The museum comprises more than 50,000 drawings and one million prints from all periods of history.

Around 800,000 tourists visit the Albertina Museum every year, making it one of the top five attractions in Vienna.

In this article, we share everything you must know before buying Albertina Museum tickets.

What to expect

The Albertina Museum displays the popular works of great artists, such as Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Chagall, Miro, Magritte, and many more.

The museum is home to some of Europe’s most loved and admired permanent exhibitions of the Batliner Collection, Monet to Picasso, 20 elegant staterooms, and more!

You can also access Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Durer, Rubens’s masterpieces, and more.

You can read more about the collection in the ‘Albertina Museum Collection’ section below.

Albertina Museum tickets

Most visitors opt for the skip-the-line Albertina Museum tickets, while a few visitors opt for the Albertina Museum and Albertina Modern combo ticket

Where to book tickets

You can buy Albertina Museum tickets at the attraction or online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because Albertina Museum sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out.

So booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointment.

How online tickets work

Go to the Albertina Museum ticket booking page.

Select a preferred date and number of tickets, and purchase the tickets.

Tickets get delivered to your email address after the purchase.

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket.

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance of the attraction.

Ticket prices

Albertina Museum ticket (regular ticket) costs €19 for visitors between 27 and 64 years.

Visitors below 18 years old can get in for free.

Young visitors between 19 and 26 years and Seniors above 65 years pay a discounted price of €15 for their entry.

Disabled visitors get a discount of €11 and pay only €7 for their entry.

Even though the below 18 enter for free, you must mention them on the ticket booking page. 

Albertina Museum tickets

These are known as ‘Skip The Line tickets’ because you can walk past the lines at the ticket counter and enter the museum immediately.

Besides the museum, this ticket also gives you access to the staterooms, permanent exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions.

The audio guide is not part of this ticket, but you can rent it for €4 per person at the museum.

This ticket is valid for 3 months from the day you activate it.

Ticket Price

Regular ticket (27 to 65 years): €19
Child ticket (up to 18 years): Free entry
Youth ticket (19 to 26 years): €15
Seniors ticket (65+ years): €15
Disabled visitors: €7

Albertina Modern & Albertina Museum

This combo ticket gives you access to two of Vienna’s premier art museums – Albertina Museum and Modern.

The Albertina Modern has one of Europe’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art.

The Albertina Museum is considered Albertina Modern’s big sister among art lovers.

Both the museums are a 10-minute walk away from each other, and you can choose the museum you want to visit first.

Ticket price

Regular Ticket (26 to 64 years): €25
Child Ticket (up to 18 years): Free entry
Youth Ticket (19 to 25 years): €20
Seniors Ticket (65+ years): €20
Disabled Visitor: €7

We listed some ticket bundles, which are popular with tourists and are a great way to save money.

Bundle Cost
Albertina and Leopold Museum €34
Albertina Museum + Belvedere Palace €36

With the Vienna City Card, you get discounts at 200+ attractions and free, unlimited use of the city’s metro, tram, and bus lines. 

How to reach Albertina Museum

The Albertina Museum is at the heart of Vienna’s inner city between the State Opera, Kärntnerstraße, and the Vienna Hofburg.

Address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria. Get Directions

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.

You must get down at Karlsplatz Metro Station if you are boarding Lines U1, U2, U4.

From Karlsplatz, Albertina Museum is a quick 9-minute walk.

Karlsplatz Metro Station to Albertina Museum

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.

Stephansplatz Metro Station to Albertina Museum

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 instead get to Albertina Museum by bus, opt for Bus Number 2A.

By car

Vienna is an excellent city to drive around, and that’s why some tourists prefer driving to the Albertina Museum.

There are enough on-street parking spaces near Albertina Museum.

If you prefer you can also opt for paid indoor car parks such as KärntnerringgarageKärntnerstraße TiefgaragePalais-Corso-GarageBOE Garage Opernringhof, and Garage Robert-Stolz-Platz.

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Albertina Museum hours

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, Albertina Museum opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm.

The museum opens at 10 am on Wednesday and Friday, but to accommodate the crowd closes only at 9 pm. 

Alberta Modern stays open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

On 24 December, the Museum stays open form 10 am to 2 pm.

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How long does Albertina Museum take

Albertina Museum’s officials recommend that visitors factor in two hours for exploration.

However, art and history lovers are known to spend up to four hours exploring the museum.

Tourists who frequent art museums say that art fatigue kicks in after two hours, and taking breaks helps prolong the exploration.

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Is Albertina Museum worth it?

Paintings at Albertina Museum
Image: Rainer Mirau / Albertina.at

Albertina Museum is like a mini version of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris’s world-class art museum.

It is one of the world’s largest and most important art museums and is worth it.

Albertina has a vast collection of art from French impressionists and continues up to the present day, 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.

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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

Sleeping Woman with Flowers by Marc Chagall

The Albertina Museum holds works by all of modern and contemporary art history’s great artists.

The museum showcases pioneering artistic ideas of the modern era, 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

This collection has one million drawings and prints from the late Gothic period.

Founded in 1776 by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, the Graphic Art collection offers a truly panoramic survey of art.

Drawing by Michelangelo at Albertina Museum
One of the many Michelangelo drawings on display at the Albertina Museum. Image: Albertina.at

The Museum affords a rich overview of 100 years of art history in works by great artists like Michelangelo, Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Klimt, Schiele, Picasso, Richter, and Lassnig.


The Photography Collection of the Albertina Museum is the most extensive collection of artistic photography in Austria.

Around 100,000 treasures of photographic history trace the artistic field’s most significant developments.

This section introduces genres including portrait, architecture, landscape, and street photography that range from the medium’s beginnings to the present day.


The architecture section at the Albertina Museum keeps a fascinating collection of more than 40,000 plans, studies, and models.

From the Late Gothic period to the present architecture, the Albertina Museum holds seminal works by Bernini, Borromini, Hansen, Wagner, Loos, Hollein, Hadid, and many others.

State Rooms

Visitors enjoy the fascinating feel of the imperial setup at the State Rooms of Albertina Museum.

State Rooms at Albertina Museum
Audience Hall is one of the most beautiful rooms among the 20 State Rooms at Albertina Museum. Photo © Georg Molterer

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.

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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.

The audio guide for the exhibitions is available in multiple languages – German, English, French, Italian, Czech, Russian and Spanish.

And for the Habsburg State Rooms, it is available in one more additional language – Japanese.

Visitors can purchase the Albertina Museum audio guide at the venue for 4 Euros.

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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, and fantastic coffee and cake from DEMEL, the former purveyors to the imperial and royal court.

The restaurant is open from 9 am to 11 pm, and it is better to reserve in advance.


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