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Albertina Oct 09, 2017
The Albertina built above one of the last fortifications of Vienna in the 17. century and bought in 1795 by Duke Albert Kasimir von Sachsen-Teschen who married into the Habsburg family, his art collection was called Albertina, after the end of the Austrian Empire also the building was called Albertina.

The building was damaged in the last war and rebuilt a bit simplified, and in 2003 renovied with a escalator and strange roof over the entrance.

One of the best collections of drawing, and several usually very interresting exhibitions.

The famose Dürer Hase is hiding (at least for now) at the State Rooms in the first floor.

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, wednesday to friday to 9 pm.

Entrance fee is 12,90.
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sarahelaine sarahela…
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Albertina Jun 13, 2009
The Albertina is an incredible museum in central Vienna. It has just consolidated a new permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, to add to its existing collection of drawings and the state rooms of the palace, making it one of the most eclectic collections I've seen in Europe.

The Albertina is perhaps best known for its collecitonof drawings, including Durer's Hare and some Michelangelos. They are displated in the palace state rooms and if anything are rather drowned in the astonishing wallpaper and chandeliers. They are also placed before you get to the other etchings and drawings, which appear deeply indifferent once you've seen the Durers. But that aside, the historic part of the building is well worth a visit.

I prefered the part which housed the more modern part of the colleciton. There were a lot of Klees, Some Georg Baselitz, Francis Bacon, and some really contemporary things too. There is also quite a large collection of Gerhard Richter and a Kandinsky or two.

Utterly charmingly, when I visited the temporary exhibition was of art works done by children who have been to Master classes. To have a painting hanging in the same gallery as Kandinsky, Durer and Michaelangeo when you are eight is quite an achievement, ans actually, the art work was genuinely impressive for anyone of any age.

Entrance is about 9.50 Euros, and there are discounts with a Vienna Card. The accessibility would be fine if you were on crutches or a wheelchair.

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