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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna: VCC holders enjoy special benefits this year

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) was built close to the Hofburg Palace to house the extensive Imperial collections. Today the museum holds a rich repository of important works and more Bruegel paintings than any other institution, making it one of the world’s most significant art collections.

The 2022 exhibition year starts with a little-known but artistically and culturally pivotal aspect of the European Renaissance – from the end of March the focus turns to armor at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The “Iron Men. Fashion in Steel” exhibition brings together some of the most spectacular examples of the armorer’s art from the late 15th to the early 17th century for the first time. Juxtaposed with selected paintings, textiles, and sculptures, the 130 objects will throw new and sometimes surprising light on this magnificent though today still often misunderstood topic. The exhibition is divided into several sections examining the role of armor in Early Modern society. Transcending religious, ideological, and gender boundaries, the exhibition illuminates the importance of armor as a political and dynastic symbol, diplomatic gift, and personal and historical souvenir.

An exhibition for the entire family to marvel at, taking visitors both young and old on a journey back to the age of knights, armor, and tournaments. The exhibition will be accompanied by a wide range of programs for children.

All information about the VCC can be found here

Iron Men. Fashion in Steel

Exhibition dates: March 29 to June 26, 2022,
for details see

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 18€ / Savings: 1 € / Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • 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: 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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