Unique art and cultural treasures housed in an impressive monumental building - this combination makes the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna a popular tourist attraction and one of the most outstanding exhibition houses in the world. The collections are divided thematically into five large collections: A painting gallery featuring masterpieces from the 15th to the 18th century, an Egyptian and Oriental collection with numerous archaeological finds and artefacts, an antiquities department, showcasing objects from the 3rd millennium BC to around 1000 AD, a Kunstkammer with an encyclopaedic universal collection and a Münzkammer. This extensive collection traces its origins back to the centuries-long collecting activities of the Habsburg family. In 1891, this collection moved to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which was opened after 20 years of construction. Today, in addition to the main building in Vienna, the Kunsthistorisches Museum includes other locations such as the Neue Burg, the Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace and Ambras Palace in Innsbruck.
The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.