81 Museums to Explore in Austria

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Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

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Museums to Explore in Austria


A majestic museum, which combines  imperial flair and masterpieces of art. What used to be the city's largest residential palace during the Habsburg monarchy is now an art museum of international renown whose name is also associated with one of the worlds most important graphic art collections and which attracts cultural travelers and city tourists from around the globe

Albertina Modern

The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.

Alpine Club Museum

The Alpine Club Museum in Innsbruck, Austria is a museum dedicated to the history of alpinism. It is a museum dedicated to the history of alpinism. Located in the Hofburg in the Altstadt section of the city, the museum is owned by the Austrian Alpine Club.

Angelika Kaufmann Museum

A majestic museum dedicated to the life and works of the Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman. It is housed in the "Kleberhaus", an old farmhouse in the traditional wooden style of the village, which dates back to 1556. The exhibition area is about 220 square meters large.

Architekturzentrum Wien

The Architekturzentrum Wien is the Austrian architecture museum. On an area of ​​2000 m², the Az W shows, discusses and researches how architecture and urban development shape the daily lives of all people. Through a range of events and activities, architecture is presented as a "cultural discipline, everyday phenomenon and complex process".

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Austria’s greatest celebrities has his own museum in the village where he was born. Here they have preserved the kitchen and for some reason the toilet in its original state. The rest of the rooms are devoted to the bodybuilder, his film career and of course the years as Governor of California. You find the museum in the village of Thal, just 15 minutes by car from the Styrian capital Graz in south eastern Austria.

Arnulf Rainer Museum

The Arnulf Rainer Museum in Baden near Vienna unites an architectural jewel with the work of the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist.This museum unites an architectural jewel with the work of the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist. It has been ten years since the museum was refurbished to the highest technical and visual standards. Its aim is to share insights into the work of Rainer to a wide audience

Austrian Gallery Belvedere

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The ensemble was built in the early eighteenth century by the famous Baroque architect, Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, and comprises the Upper and Lower Belvedere, with the Orangery and Palace Stables, as well as extensive gardens.

Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

This is one of the world’s largest ethnographic museums and home to extensive collections of folk art as well as to collections that cover historical and contemporary European cultures of everyday life. A permanent display collection as well as special exhibitions address a diverse array of themes pertaining to human coexistence in a constantly changing.

Austrian Open Air Museum Stübing

The Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing is home to around 100 historical farm buildings from across Austria. The holistic representation of the historical objects from the different federal states gives the visitors a comprehensive picture of the life and everyday life of the rural population of yore.

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is an exhibition house at Freyung 8 in Vienna's 1st district , Inner City . The eponymous Bank Austria is the main sponsor of the art forum. The former bank building has been owned by Signa Holding since 2010 and has also housed the Constitutional Court since August 2012. In 2020, the Kunstforum states on its website that it will be frequented by 250,000 to 300,000 visitors per year.

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. This historic building complex consisting of two Baroque palaces, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

Dommuseum Salzburg

The Salzburg Cathedral Museum is located in the south oratory of the Salzburg Cathedral . The museum is also the diocesan museum. The permanent exhibition shows art treasures from the 8th to 18th centuries from the Archdiocese of Salzburg, including precious liturgical equipment from the cathedral treasury as well as Gothic and Baroque paintings and sculptures from churches and monasteries in Salzburg.

Dorfmuseum Mönchhof

The Village Museum Mönchhof is an open-air museum in Mönchhof in northern Burgenland . Established in 1990. It gives an insight into the everyday life of farmers and craftsmen in Heideboden from around 1890 to the late 1960s. Using around 35 buildings with workshops, work tools and furnishings, the village museum tries to bring back to life the everyday life of this time, which was largely characterized by agriculture.

Egon Schiele Museum

The Egon-Schiele-Museum is a museum in Tulln, Lower Austria dedicated to the Austrian painter Egon Schiele, who was born in Tulln.There are more than 100 objects shown in 12 rooms. 90 paintings of Schiele and many photographs of his life and his family are exhibited. On the ground floor there are pieces related to Schiele's childhood in Tulln, as well as relics of his school-time in Klosterneuburg and his time as a student in Vienna. There are a lot of drawings by the young artists.

Ernst Fuchs-Museum (Otto-Wagner-Villa)

This beautiful building was created by Otto Wagner built the opulent white villa surrounded by nature for himself and his beloved wife Louise. later it was renovated by The painter Ernst Fuchs. Now shows his paintings, sculptures and furniture. Next to it, in Hüttelbergstrasse 28, a second villa by Otto Wagner dating from the years 1912-13 which is much more plain and its style much more modern, is located.

Felsenmuseum Bernstein

Amber rock museum and serpentine grinding shop - a museum for the whole family, for tour groups and for school trips. Here you can see unique exhibits and rarities on more than 1000 m² exhibition area. It has Show mine and precious stones, Noble serpentine collection and so more to see.

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum in the Austrian capital of Salzburg has been housed in Hellbrunn's monthly palace since 1924 , which was built in 1615 for Archbishop Markus Sittikus as a viewing palace high above the ornate princely palace garden. Many treasures of Salzburg’s folk culture are presented here on three floors. Among the particularly valuable exhibits are the rural stately furniture and the historical masks.

Freilichtmuseum Ensemble Gerersdorf

A privately founded open-air museum in 1976 in the municipality of Gerersdorf-Sulz in Burgenland. The visitors are introduced to the way of life of the farmers and craftsmen in this region back then, be it on an independent tour of the authentically furnished buildings or on a guided tour. In addition, the extensive information material provided explains the individual buildings.

Halle für Kunst

Halle für Kunst Steiermark is dedicated to the production and presentation of innovative artistic positions in the field of contemporary art. As a lively platform that supports both international and outstanding local artists, the institution is committed to making contemporary art accessible through free admission to all members of society.

Map of Museums to explore in Austria