Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Detail

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Kunsthistorisches Museum roof and dome

Kunsthistorisches Museum is translated as Museum of Art History, but it’s also often called Museum of Fine Arts. It is situated in a beautiful historical building, which looks like a palace and has a characteristic octogonal dome in the middle section of its roof (right above the main entrance to the museum).

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Detail

You can see the dome and the central part of the roof of Kunsthistorisches Museum on the picture above.

Here you can see the whole museum building on another picture.

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Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum location and directions

The building of Kunsthistorisches Museum is facing another, almost idential building, which also houses a museum – in this case Museum of Natural History, or Naturhistorisches Museum. Both museums are situated at Maria-Theresien-Platz, between Hofburg and MuseumsQuartier in Vienna city centre.

Public transport near Kunsthistorisches Museum

There are two U-Bahn (metro) stations near Kunsthistorisches and Naturhistorisches Museum: MuseumsQuartier Station on line U2 and Volkstheater Station, which is the interchange of lines U2 and U3. There are also trams in Burgring, which separates Maria-Theresien-Platz from Hofburg Palace.