Original or fake?
Let’s find out
Looking for art, culture, and history? Vienna has everything you could possibly need. From interesting copies at the Museum of Art Fakes to works of high artistic value at the Kunsthistorisches Museum; from music at the Haus der Musik to the beautiful aromas of the Kaffeemuseum, Vienna’s exhibitions really draw in the crowds with their impressive, unusual collections.
Rembrandt, Raphael, Marc Chagall... all of them hang on its walls. It’s just that none of the works on show are the real deal. The Museum of Art Fakes in Vienna’s 3rd district presents the most amusing and spectacular cases of art forgery in history. Visitors are also shown the small yet significant differences between the original and the forgery. Worth bearing in mind for when you buy your next work of art ;)
After your visit to the Museum of Art Fakes, show off what you’ve learned at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Built to satisfy the art-loving Emperor’s passion for collecting, it houses works from Rubens and Rembrandt to Albrecht Dürer and Titian.
Once a month, the Museum’s Cupola Hall is transformed into a spectacular cocktail bar with sought-after DJs. Sipping on a cool cocktail in one of the largest galleries in the world: there’s virtually no better way to appreciate art.
Let’s move on to music at the Haus der Musik. Right at the heart of the city, it sees itself not as a museum in the traditional sense, but rather as a world of experiences and new, surprising approaches to music, sound, and acoustics. Joining in is greatly encouraged!
The perfect blend at Vienna’s Kaffeemuseum
The practice of whiling away the hours in a cafe with a newspaper and a cup of Wiener Melange (a small espresso with creamy steamed milk topped with foam) has reached cult status in Vienna. In 2011, Viennese coffee house culture was added to the official UNESCO cultural heritage list.
The city’s Kaffeemuseum is dedicated to this fascination with coffee, from bean to cup. A 90-minute tour teaches you all there is to know about Vienna’s favourite beverage. And at the end of your visit, there’s plenty of time to try a Viennese coffee speciality in the museum cafe’s charming surroundings.
The Kaffeemuseum in Vienna © Kaffeemuseum in Vienna
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