The Kunsthistorisches Museum was built over a 20-year period, between 1871 and 1891. The filigree ceilings, the stunning materials, and the tasteful decor is really something to see. I kept catching myself staring at the ceiling or the beautiful columns, instead of the artwork in front of me. Here you'll find the Habsburg collections, the most important of which are the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, adorned with huge bundles of papyrus, columns, Egyptian wall decorations, windows and other ornaments. But the collection of Greek and Roman antiquities is also well worth a visit, as is the gallery with works by Brueguel, Vermeer, Sanzio, Tintoretto and many other masters from the 15-19th centuries. And finally, you can finish your visit with a great Viennese coffee and a delicious piece of apple strudel at the cafe beneath the dome, framed by some stunning Gustav Klimt drawings. Unforgettable.
It is a unique building and it´s worth taking a look at it´s exterior. It is interesting to go inside, although the main reason would be to look at the work of Gustav Klint. Photographs are no alloweed and also the entrance is quite expensive just to see Gustav Klint's mural located on the top of a room.
If you like modern art, or Art Nouveau in France and Modernism in Spain, then you shouldn't miss the magnificent works of the Secession in Vienna with one of its greatest artists, Otto Wagner, the architect ve built the Karlsplatz Pavilion at the entrance to the metro in the plaza.
The Museum is located in the geographical heart of the Black Forest watch and clock-making industry. The Museum houses a collection of 150 old clocks and is said to be the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world, and which provides a deep understanding of the history, traditions and culture of watchmaking Black Forest.