Vienna, the capital of Austria has such a diverse history, including the period of the Baroque movement and the Napoleonic Wars and so on. There are a number of museums located in Vienna. In Vienna, these five museums should be included on your travel itinerary:
1. The Museum of Liechtenstein, located in Vienna, takes its name from the princely house of Liechtenstein, which is one of the oldest noble families in Europe. The museum has an extensive collection of masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Baroque periods, including paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, and Van Dyck. The Badminton Cabinet is on display, which is the most precious piece of furniture in the world.
The vast collection of sculptures, paintings, porcelain, furniture and tapestries combined with the beautiful architecture of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace is absolutely magnificent to admire.
2. The Schatzkammer in Vienna could be considered one of the greatest treasures in the world. It has been divided into two sections: Imperial Profane and Sacerdotal Treasuries. The first division presents the crown jewels and a collection of imperial riches, while the other division is made up of ecclesiastical treasures.
The most incredible display case is the Schatzkammer, which is the very precious imperial crown, which dates from 962. The crown is studded with sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, and rubies. The crown is a symbol of sovereignty and is an absolutely priceless and fascinating treasure.
3. The Austrian Theater Museum, located in the Baroque Lobkowitz Palace in Vienna, is the national theater history museum representing Austria. The museum comes from the theater collection of the Austrian National Library, which dates back to the Baroque era, which is incredibly interesting.
This museum depicts the history of theater in Austria with costumes, photographs and other related exhibits that are presented.
4. The Heeresgeschichtliches Museum is a well-known military history museum located in Vienna, Austria. It has an extensive collection including one of the world’s largest collections of bronze cannons and Austrian military history from the 16th century until 1945.
There are four exhibition halls that have been dedicated to a segment of Austrian history, starting with the Thirty Years War and the Ottoman Turks, which continued during the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War and the Second World War. In addition, there is a display case that presents several incredibly fascinating historical artifacts related to Archduke Ferdinand. The car is on display in which Archduke Ferdinand was when he was assassinated in 1914.
5. Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien in Vienna depicts the history of Vienna by presenting a large number of documents and artifacts relating to the city and also presents the well-known collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt.
It is wonderful to be able to admire Vienna art and society through different periods of time, allowing you to see the transition from Vienna to its present day.
Vienna is such a dynamic city, with so many different attractions to visit, you will always have the opportunity to visit new places in the city.