The best museums in Austria in 2021

These are the top 50 best museums in Austria, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Austria:

  1. Tiergarten Schönbrunn1

    Tiergarten Schönbrunn

    Vienna
    The Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna Zoo) is a zoo in Vienna that is considered to be the oldest surviving zoo in the world. The zoo was founded in 1752 and is located in the gardens of the former Schönbrunn Imperial Palace in Vienna. The eye-catchers of the Vienna Zoo are the giant pan
  2. Hofburg - Imperial Palace2

    Hofburg - Imperial Palace

    Vienna
    Vienna's Imperial Palace is one of the biggest palace complexes in the world. The oldest parts date to the 13th century, with construction having continued right into the 20th century. The Imperial Palace was the residence and seat of government of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. Today, it is home
  3. Natural History Museum3

    Natural History Museum

    Vienna
    The Natural History Museum in Vienna opened in 1889, and while originally it was meant to house the Habsburg's possessions, it became one of the most known museums dedicated to natural history. The figures and statues housed in the museum represent the progress in various fields of science over the
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  5. Schonbrunner Gardens4

    Schonbrunner Gardens

    Vienna
    These Baroque gardens cover approximately 120 hectares of land around the Schönbrunn Palace and are listed by UNESCO among the World Heritage sites. Visitors can take a stroll through the carefully designed flowerbeds, or get lost in the local maze. First entered by visitors in 1779, these gardens h
  6. Albertina5

    Albertina

    Vienna
    The Albertina in Vienna houses one of the largest print rooms in the world, and used to be the biggest Habsburg residential palace, inhabited by one of Maria Theresa's daughters. The collection, which started in 1776, boasts over a million prints and tens of thousands of paintings dating all the way
  7. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna6

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

    Vienna
    The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of the world’s foremost museums. Experience the rich collections of the Habsburgs, a dynasty that ruled in Austria for more than 600 years, for most of that time as Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. It boasts exhibits spanning five millennia, from Ancient
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  9. Leopold Museum7

    Leopold Museum

    Vienna
    The Leopold Museum is a museum in Vienna that originated from the private collection of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold. The museum includes the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world with around 250 works. With a total of 5400 pieces ,it offers a good overview of the work of the most important r
  10. Belvedere Palace Museum8

    Belvedere Palace Museum

    Vienna
    The Belvedere Palace Museum is part of the Belvedere palace complex, which was designed by Lukas von Hildebrandt in late Baroque style. The construction took 6 years, until 1723, when the palace was completed. However, it is inside the palace that you will find Upper Belvedere's greatest treasure: a
  11. Sisi Museum9

    Sisi Museum

    Vienna
    The Sisi Museum in Vienna is housed in the Stephan apartments, named after Archduke Stephan Viktor. The museum exhibits personal items that once belonged to Elisabeth that illustrate her personality. The museum exhibits around 300 objects, including parasols, fans, gloves, clothing, beauty preparati
  12. Imperial Treasury Vienna10

    Imperial Treasury Vienna

    Vienna
    Awaiting you at the Imperial Treasury Vienna in the Hofburg Palace is the Austrian Imperial Crown and the insignia of the Holy Roman Empire with the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Other highlights include the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece and parts of the immensely opulent treasure
  13. Haus des Meeres11

    Haus des Meeres

    Vienna
    The Haus des Meeres in Vienna is a former defence tower used to stop bombers with flak cannons that is now turned into an ocean aquarium. Apart from fish and sea creatures, you will also see snakes, tortoises, birds and even monkeys. Climb to the top floor to get one the best views over Vienna from
  14. Time Travel Vienna12

    Time Travel Vienna

    Vienna
    Time Travel Vienna is a museum/attraction in Vienna where the 2000 year history of the city is brought to life. Visitors can get a tour through an adventure area of 1,300 square meters, including 5D cinema, animatronic shows, music and special effects.
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  16. Kunst Haus Wien13

    Kunst Haus Wien

    Vienna
  17. Austrian National Library14

    Austrian National Library

    Vienna
    The Austrian National Library is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, containing 7.4 million items. It is divided into a library and a museum. The library includes all kinds of books from research, history, religion to modern literature. With the oldest book being the Holy Go
  18. Central Cemetery15

    Central Cemetery

    Vienna
  19. Museum of Military History16

    Museum of Military History

    Vienna
    The Museum of Military History in Vienna (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) is the museum of the Austrian army. It is the oldest military history museum in the world and the largest built for this purpose. The museum documents the history of the Austrian army from the 16th century until 1955. The museum
  20. Haus der Musik17

    Haus der Musik

    Vienna
    The Haus der Musik is a museum in Vienna that is dedicated to sound and music that focuses on interaction and multimedia. The museum consists of an area of ​​approximately 5,000 square meters and covers five floors. The first floor is dedicated to the Vienna Philharmonic. The second floor is dedicat
  21. Hundertwasserhaus18

    Hundertwasserhaus

    Vienna
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  23. MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art19

    MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

    Vienna
    The MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is a museum in Vienna that focuses on architecture and contemporary art and arts, crafts and design in general. The museum collects and exhibits furniture, glassware, ceramics, textiles, design and jewelry, among other things. It owns Wien
  24. Technisches Museum20

    Technisches Museum

    Vienna
    The Technisches Museum is a museum in Vienna that displays thousands of artifacts organized in different exhibitions about nature, heavy industry, mass production and daily life. On the one hand, the Technisches Musuem Vienna exhibits objects ranging from airplanes and trains to antique typewriters
  25. Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna21

    Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna

    Vienna
    At the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna in Schönbrunn, join the company of such illustrious personalities as Empress Maria Theresa, Napoleon and Emperor Franz Joseph, and journey through their life as illustrated by their state coaches and carriages. The prize exhibit is undoubtedly the baroque Imper
  26. The Third Man Museum22

    The Third Man Museum

    Vienna
    The Third Man Museum is a film museum in Vienna's that displays an extensive collection of original exhibits exclusively around the 1948 international film success "The Third Man", based on the eponymous novel by Graham Greene, on an area of ​​over 400 square meters in 14 rooms. The exhibited exhibi
  27. Jewish Museum23

    Jewish Museum

    Vienna
    The Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien) is a museum of Jewish history, Jewish culture and Jewish religion in Vienna. The museum has two buildings, the Palais Eskeles and the Misrachi house. The exhibition and event program deals with the past and present of Jewish culture in Austr
  28. Mozarthaus Vienna24

    Mozarthaus Vienna

    Vienna
    The Mozarthaus Vienna is the place where Mozart wrote his opera The Marriage of Figaro here, and also three out of six Haydn Quartets. This museum mainly focuses on his work. Apart from the interior, you will get to see his letters and other items from his private life. It is the biggest and the mos
  29. Sigmund Freud Museum25

    Sigmund Freud Museum

    Vienna
    The Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna features an exhibition on the history of psychoanalysis and the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in Freud's former practice and apartment. The collection of the museum includes original items owned by Freud, the practice's waiting room, and parts of Freud's antiqu
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  31. Madame Tussauds Wien26

    Madame Tussauds Wien

    Vienna
    Madame Tussauds Vienna (Madame Tussauds Wien) is a wax museum in Vienna. In the museum several wax statues of famous people are spread throughout several rooms. Besides wax statues of world famous people such as the President of the United States or James Bond, the museum also has wax statues of fam
  32. Alt-Wiener-Schnapsmuseum27

    Alt-Wiener-Schnapsmuseum

    Vienna
    The Alt-Wiener-Schnapsmuseum is a museum in Vienna where visitors can learn everything about highly alcoholic drinks, with tasting included. The museum still features some original pieces and equipment, including the original interior of the wood-paneled office space, desks, a historic cash register
  33. Roman Museum at the Hoher Markt28

    Roman Museum at the Hoher Markt

    Vienna
    The Roman Museum at the Hoher Markt in Vienna is a branch of the Wien Museum and specializes in the history of Vienna in Roman times. Due to the limited space, the main focus of the Roman Museum is on the 2nd and 3rd century, the heyday of Vindobona (the Roman military camp located on the site of th
  34. Glasmuseum J. & L. Lobmeyr29

    Glasmuseum J. & L. Lobmeyr

    Vienna
  35. Johann Strauss Wohnung30

    Johann Strauss Wohnung

    Vienna
    The Johann Strauss Wohnung is a museum in Vienna that is dedicated to Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899). Johann Strauss and his wife Jetty lived here from 1863 to 1870 and he wrote his most famous piece An der schönen blauen Donau here. The museum shows a large number of pieces from and about his life,
  36. Museum of Art Fakes31

    Museum of Art Fakes

    Vienna
    The Museum of Art Fakes (The Fälschermuseum Wien) is a private museum for art forgeries in Vienna. The museum includes works by Vermeer counterfeiter Han van Meegeren and the London restorer Tom Keating, who claimed to have faked more than 2000 works by more than one hundred artists. Also on display
  37. Belvedere 2132

    Belvedere 21

    Vienna
    The Belvedere 21 (or 21er Haus) is a building that was built in 1958 as an Austrian pavilion for Expo 58 in Brussels and used in Vienna from 1962 to 2001 as a museum of the 20th century. The museum is now a museum of both modern and contemporary art an has Austrian art of the 20th and 21st centuries
  38. Vergilius Chapel Museum33

    Vergilius Chapel Museum

    Vienna
    The Vergilius Chapel (Virgilkapelle) is an underground crypt that is located next to the Stephansdom in Vienna. The chapel is rectangular in form with six niches and lies around 12 meters beneath the ground. A small exhibition gives a historical outline of medieval Vienna. It is possible to look int
  39. Circus & Clown Museum34

    Circus & Clown Museum

    Vienna
    The Circus and Clown Museum in Vienna illustrates the history of local and international entertainers such as clowns, artists, wizards and freaks. Visitors can learn interesting facts about their places of work, such as the Vienna Prater and circuses. The Circus and Clown Museum regularly organizes
  40. Neidhart Frescoes35

    Neidhart Frescoes

    Vienna
    The Neidhart Frescoes (Neidhart Fresken) is the oldest secular mural paintings in Vienna. It was commissioned by the merchant Michael Menschein and show scenes from the life and work of the minne singer Neidhart von Reuental (circa 1180 to 1240), illustrating daily life and festive culture of the Mi
  41. Kunsthalle Wien36

    Kunsthalle Wien

    Vienna
    The Kunsthalle Wien is a municipal contemporary exhibition space for modern and contemporary art in Vienna that opened in 1992. The art hall organizes themed group exhibitions and solo presentations of various contemporary artists from both the Austrian as well as the international art scene.
  42. Ambras Castle37

    Ambras Castle

    Innsbruck
    Ambras Castle Innsbruck is one of the main attractions of the state capital of Tyrol. The provincial sovereign, Archduke Ferdinand II (1529 – 1595), son of Emperor Ferdinand I, converted the Castle into a Renaissance palace, which is home to a museum building housing his famous collections. They con
  43. Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK)38

    Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK)

    Vienna
    The Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK) is a museum in Vienna that is part of the Ludwig Museums. The museum has its own collection of 7,000 works, consisting of modern and contemporary art, including works of art by: Robin Page, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alfons Schilling, Robert Ra
  44. Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste39

    Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste

    Vienna
    The Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste is an art museum in Vienna. It features a painting gallery that includes around 1600 paintings from early Italian panel painting of the 14th and 15th centuries to painting from the Academy from the 18th and early 19th centuries. They include The L
  45. Schmetterlinghaus40

    Schmetterlinghaus

    Vienna
    The Schmetterlinghaus (the Butterfly House) in Vienna is a large greenhouse where you can see various species of butterflies in artificial tropical conditions. It is housed in an Art Nouveau buildings that is home to around 500 free-living and flying butterflies in a recreated natural habitat.
  46. Secession Building41

    Secession Building

    Vienna
    The Secessions building (Secessionsgebäude) is a building in Vienna where the artists of the Secession movement (the Austrian Jugendstil), came together. Since these were people who had separated themselves from the "Academy", it was intended to make fun of the ideas of classicism. The dome is an ey
  47. Academy of Fine Arts42

    Academy of Fine Arts

    Vienna
    Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna, German: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, is a public art academy of applied and visual arts in Vienna. Owning works of world-famous artists (some of which are almost 700 years old), the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna is a place for art lovers. The Academy is infa
  48. Globe Museum43

    Globe Museum

    Vienna
    The Globe Museum is a museum in Vienna that is housed in the Palais Mollard. It is the only public museum in the world devoted to globes, featuring around 600 terrestrial and celestial globes of which around 200 are on display in the exhibition presented by the Globe Museum. Most of the globes origi
  49. Imperial Furniture Collection44

    Imperial Furniture Collection

    Vienna
    The Imperial Furniture Collection (Hofmobiliendepot) is a furniture museum in Vienna and one of the world's largest museums of home decor. The museum's collection mainly consists of furniture of the Habsburg monarchs, from commodes to imperial thrones. However, Austrian furniture designers and archi
  50. Silberkammer45

    Silberkammer

    Vienna
    The Silberkammer (silver chamber) is part of the Hofburg in Vienna. On display are the holdings of the Hofsilber- and Tafelkammer, which were transferred to the Republic of Austria after the end of the Habsburg monarchy. Valuable objects of glass, silver, porcelain as well as cooking and baking uten
  51. Lainzer Tiergarten46

    Lainzer Tiergarten

    Vienna
  52. ZOOM Children's Museum47

    ZOOM Children's Museum

    Vienna
    Thee Children's Museum (ZOOM Kindermuseum) in Vienna is an interactive and educative museum where children can touch, hear or smell almost every item in the exhibition. Themes from art, science and everyday culture can be explored in a playful way and tested and explored with all senses in experienc
  53. Clock Museum48

    Clock Museum

    Vienna
    The Clock Museum in Vienna holds and exhibits one of the most significant collections of time pieces in Europe. The collection of the museum includes 700 clocks from around the world. Spread over three floors, the exhibition illustrates the story of scientific and technological development, social t
  54. Verkehrsmuseum Remise49

    Verkehrsmuseum Remise

    Vienna
    The Verkehrsmuseum Remise (Remise Museum of the Vienna Lines) is a museum in Vienna that is dedicated to public transport. It is the largest tram museum in the world that deals with the public transport of a single city. The main focus of the collection of the museum is the complete documentation of
  55. Collection of Anatomical Pathology in the Madhouse Tower - nhm50

    Collection of Anatomical Pathology in the Madhouse Tower - nhm

    Vienna
    The Collection of Anatomical Pathology in the Madhouse Tower - nhm is a collection that is housed in The Narrenturm (Fool's Tower or Madhouse Tower) in Vienna. It is Europe's oldest building for the accommodation of mental patients that was built in 1784. In the museum the exhibits related to anatom

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