Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments
- Duration options: 2.5 hours - 195 minutes
A former Habsburg palace converted into a museum, the Albertina in Vienna is a sublime architectural as well as curatorial wonder. All art and history lovers visiting the Austrian capital should spend a day at the Albertina, they won't be disappointed.
The Albertina boasts one of Europe's most impressive permanent collections of modern art, featuring works by such luminaries as Picasso, Monet, Klee, Matisse and countless others.
The world-famous print room houses a graphic arts collection comprised of over one million pieces, ranging from the Gothic to the modern era, from Dürer to Cézanne.
The photographic collection is one the Albertina's lesser-known treasures. Stretching back to the mid-19th century, it constitutes a photographic chronicle of the last 150 years.
The Albertina constantly hosts temporary and wonderfully curated exhibitions, which either focus on a chosen theme or explore the work of a specific artist.
The recently renovated state rooms are a wonder to behold. The 21 lavish rooms offer the fascinating opportunity of traveling back in history to the time of the Habsburgs.
To grab a bite to eat, there is a popular café and restaurant in the Albertina. However, if you want to discover something new, head to the Palmenhaus around the corner. Located in a gigantic and recently renovated greenhouse from the early 19th century, the Palmenhaus is one of Vienna's most gorgeous restaurants.
The Albertina is just one small part of the giant Hofburg Palace complex. If the Albertina's state rooms didn't quench your thirst for Habsburg knowledge, make sure to visit the rest of the palace, which boasts countless more treasures and secrets from the imperial family.
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Great experience quite different from regular sightseeing. This was our second tour of the day so we did it using rental electric scooters, which was a very good idea. Places are fairly close to each other but if you’re doing it during summery hot day, renting scooter is a good idea. I will definitely do similar activity in the future in some other city.
The staff are very helpful and polite. I always enjoy visits to the Albertina. They are the Worlds best in display. Over the years I have visited exhibition in other countries and then later at the Albertina and the Albertina has far outstayed othe ray museums
This is an excellent tour for those who wish an overview of the history and the significant sites of Vienna. Our guide was genial and knowledgeable and provided insight and suggestions for those seeking to explore in greater depth.
The walking tour was just perfect !!! Just what we were looking for. The tour guide was very knowledgeable answering all our questions, missing no details and we just did not want it to finish.
Very useful for us,for know exactly how we could visit more interesting places ,having short time available