Ceiling painting by Klimt
Here, Gustav Klimt created 40 spandrel and intercolumnia paintings (Zwickel- und Intercolummnibilder) in 1891 with his artist colleagues; they worked on those areas that remained free between arches and columns in the splendid stairwell of the museum.
Here, the three painters depicted the main epochs of art history with symbolic figures. An information tablet set into a small table on the balustrade of the stairwell explains the meaning of these figures. This was the last important work by the artists’ group. After the death of his brother Ernst in 1892, Klimt ended his cooperation with Matsch.
Other stations of the Klimt Walk:
- A Klimt Walk through Vienna
- Klimt at the "Burgtheater"
- Klimt's Beethoven Frieze
- Art in Passing: Karlsplatz
- The Leopold Museum
- Apprenticeship of a Genius
- A Kiss makes History
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1010 Wien
- Young people under 19 €0
- Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1€ off
- Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- Th, 10:00 - 21:00
- Open daily from June to August
(Double swinging doors
on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
- 5 Steps (Double swinging doors 300 cm wide )
on Burgring 5
- no steps
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
- 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. Free admission for blind and visually impaired visitors with one escort.
- Main entrance