Vienna classics

Vienna City Guide: Liechtenstein-Museum
Die klassizistische Bibliothek Joseph Hardtmuths (© Liechtenstein Museum, die Fürstlichen Sammlungen, Wien)


The collection at the Fürstenhaus Liechtenstein is considered one of the largest private collections worldwide.

Since 2004, the Liechtenstein royal house has displayed part of its collection in the Baroque Gartenpalais, which has the appearance of a castle. The private collection from the old Austrian nobility counts among the largest in the world. 170 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces from the collection are on display here together with pieces from the art cabinet, furniture and sculptures. Exhibits in opulent Baroque ambience in particular come into their own here. The Museum presents one of the largest Rubens collections as well as works by Cranach, Raphael van Dyck and Rembrandt over 2,300 square meters and two floors. The palace also has a reconstructed Baroque garden as well as a 19th-century landscape park. Works from the Biedermeier era will be on display in the renovated Liechtenstein state palace from the end of 2012.


Address: Gartenpalais, Fürstengasse 1, Vienna. Opening times: Fri-Tue 10a.m.-5 p.m. Stadtpalais, Bankgasse 9, Vienna; please consult the Website for Bank Holiday opening times.

Leopold Museum/MuseumsQuartier (1), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna (MUMOK)/MuseumsQuartier (2), Oberes Belvedere (3), Kunsthistorisches Museum (4), Albertina (5), Liechtenstein-Museum (6), Stadtpalais (6), Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste (7), Museum für Angewandte Kunst, MAK (8), Kunsthalle/MuseumsQuartier (9), "project space"/Kunsthalle (9), Wiener Secession (10), Georg Kargl (11), Gabriele Senn Galerie (11), Christine König Galerie (11)