Albertina is an unprecedented building housing one of the world’s greatest graphic art collection.
It was completed in the 19th-century by Duke Albrecht von Sachsen-Teschen from whom it gained its name. The old bewitching roof, exterior escalator and especially the giant statue of the horse and rider added a unique feeling to this building.
The monument played a significant role in Vienna’s history. Initially, it was a stunning residential palace during the Hofburg period, then a base for Augustinian monastery foundation. While during second world war, it was converted to a bomb shelter. Finally it was turned into one of the most attractive museums of Europe.
Inside the Albertina, thousands of graphic art pieces are waiting to be admired. The collections represent decades of history, from the 15th century to the present. They includes masterpieces of Warhol, Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and a large number of Austrian talents. In addition, the spectacular museum houses large collections of photographs, posters and some architectural interests.
Albertina is famous also for its 21 splendid state rooms renovated recently and decorated by chic furniture. At the end of your visit, you can savor tasty food at DO & CO ALBERTINA restaurant.