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Albertina
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Behind its solid facade, this art gallery has Klimt and Monet, Cézanne and Warhol, to tempt you away from the eye-candy of central Vienna.

Neatly tucked between the glory of the Vienna State Opera, and the wider magnificence of the Hofburg, the Albertina may not be as commanding on the skyline. But this 18th-century palace-turned-art-museum contains some of Vienna's most overlooked treasures. Prints from Klimt and paintings from Picasso just scratch the surface of what the Albertina holds in store.

This isn't only a place where Vienna gets to shows off many of its artistic jewels. The beautiful rooms of this Neoclassical palace have been carefully restored to their former glory. The palace was actually built on the site of the last remaining fortifications in the city – atop a bastion – resulting in its odd profile. It was called home by many of the ruling Habsburg family. Now the 21 state rooms recall the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the Archdukes of the 19th century.

Most of the attention from visitors today is focussed on the Batliner collection, which probably has the best coverage of international impressionist painters in Austria. Masterpieces from French & German Impressionism, Fauvism, Russian Avant-Garde and Post-Impressionism are all here. Important paintings such as Monet's The Water-Lily Pond, Degas’ Two Dancers and Cézanne’s Arc-Tal grace the Albertina – all thanks to a generous donation in 2007 by Liechtenstein's Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation.

Prints are also a major attraction here. Wonderful drawings by Albrecht Dürer, Hieronymus Bosch and Rembrandt are just a sliver of the million-strong mountain of prints and drawings held at the Albertina. Perhaps the most sought after, though, are the striking prints by Austria's two most famous 20th-century artists – Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. The Albertina is proud to have one of the most complete collections of works by these two Viennese visionaries. It also touches on modern artists, like Andy Warhol.

The Albertina is located in central Vienna and is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with evening opening on Wednesdays.

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Pension Neuer Markt
Pension Neuer Markt
3 out of 5
Seilergasse 9, Vienna, Vienna
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The price is NZ$133 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Located in Innere Stadt, this pension is steps away from Kaerntner Strasse and Stephansplatz. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Spanish Riding School are also within ...

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Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
5 out of 5
Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$524 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

This family-friendly Vienna hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Kaerntner Strasse, Albertina and Vienna State Opera. Spanish Riding ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (675 reviews)

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Hotel Beethoven Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
4 out of 5
Papagenogasse 6, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$171 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Located in Innere Stadt, this hotel is steps away from Theater an der Wien and Naschmarkt. Vienna State Opera and Albertina are also within 10 minutes. Resselgasse ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (977 reviews)

"The themed rooms are really interesting and the beautiful lobby with its art books. The staff were really friendly."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

Hotel Beethoven Wien
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Pension Neuer Markt
Pension Neuer Markt
3 out of 5
Seilergasse 9, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$133 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
5 out of 5
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Hotel Beethoven Wien
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Papagenogasse 6, Vienna, Vienna
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Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
5 out of 5
Kaerntner Ring 16, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$646 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
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Le Méridien Wien
Le Méridien Wien
5 out of 5
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The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
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Living Hotel an der Oper
Living Hotel an der Oper
4 out of 5
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The price is NZ$168 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.
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Hilton Vienna Plaza
Hilton Vienna Plaza
5 out of 5
Schottenring 11, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$244 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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