Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Tower of Babel, 1563, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

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Bruegel as a 360° experience

A newly developed 3D tour makes it possible. It allows you to look at the smallest details of Bruegel's masterpieces but also conveys all kinds of content and background knowledge on the work and life of the world-famous painter, who was born in around 1525/30 in the Netherlands.

Join the interactive tour of the Bruegel Room at the KHM here:

In technical terms, the 3D tour offers every trick in the book: the arrow keys enable visitors to navigate conveniently throughout the room, while even tiny details in the paintings can be made out using the zoom function. Because the quality of the stream makes it possible to observe the masterpieces from right up close. Music specially composed for the 3D room provides the musical setting.

Particular attention is paid not only to the virtual experience of the paintings but also the provision of background information. Clicking on the information point labeled with an "i" takes visitors to many other interesting pieces of information.

Right up close

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna houses the world's largest collection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Twelve important paintings, including "The Tower of Babel" and "The Peasant Wedding", are on permanent exhibit. Thanks to the 3D tour, it is now made accessible to interested viewers from around the world. Apart from German, the tour is also available in the following language: English, Dutch, Russian, Chinese/Mandarin, and Japanese.


Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -5%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 21€ /
      Savings: 1 € /
      Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August as well as from October, 8 2024 until January, 6 2025.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors 300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • Barrier-free entrance: Burgring 5 via porter, visitor service accompanies you to the elevator and into the building
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance). Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202 or email: kunstvermittlung@khm.at) Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.

    • Comments

      The museum is a place of encounter and sensory perception and offers plenty of opportunity to stimulate vistors and motivate them to interact with one another by looking at art together and then getting creative themselves.
      Induction loop available at the audio guide stand.


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