Visit the Imperial Armory in Vienna (Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer)

Visit the Imperial Armory in Vienna (Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer) to see a large collection of knight harnesses, weapons, and jousting armor.

Visit the Imperial Armory in Vienna (Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer) to see a large collection of knight harnesses, weapons, and jousting armor. The Imperial Armory in the Neue Hofburg in Vienna has the largest and most impressive collection of European knight’s armor and related weapons, harnesses, costumes, and jousting equipment in the world. The Hofjagd- und … Read more

Visit the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Ethnology in Vienna)

The most famous item on display in the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) is the Aztec quetzal feather headdress often referred to as the Penacho de Moctezuma.

Highlights in the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Ethnology in Vienna) include a Mexican feather headdress, Benin bronzes, and part of the James Cook collection of Polynesian art. A visit to the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Ethnology) is a wonderful diversification from the European art and Central European history that Vienna offers in abundance. … Read more

See Moctezuma’s Feather Headdress from Mexico in the Weltmuseum Vienna

The Penacho de Moctezuma -- the only remaining pre-Columbian Aztec feather headdress from Mexico in the world -- is the most famous item in the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Ethnology in Vienna).

The Penacho de Moctezuma — the only remaining pre-Columbian Aztec feather headdress from Mexico in the world — is the most famous item in the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Ethnology in Vienna). The most famous item on display in the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) is the Aztec quetzal feather headdress often referred to … Read more

Best Christmas Markets to Visit in Austria

Christmas market at Vienna's neo-gothic Rathaus.

The best Advent Christmas markets to visit in Austria in 2023 are the Christkindlmärkte in Vienna (Wien), Mozart city Salzburg, Innsbruck in Tyrol, Graz in Steiermark, and Linz on the Danube. In 2023, most Christmas markets in Austria will be open and return to the normal schedules. Austrian Christmas markets are a popular advent tradition … Read more

Top Art Treasures in Museum Permanent Collections in Vienna

Detail of Gustav Klimt Kuss

Top art treasures and important artworks in museums in Vienna include The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele’s Self Portrait, Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, Albrecht Dürer’s Field Hare, The Last Judgment Triptych by Hieronymous Bosch, The Venus of Willendorf, and Penacho Quetzal feathers headdress. Given the fantastic temporary art exhibitions that Viennese museums stage … Read more

Top Art Exhibitions in Vienna in 2018

The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Special art shows during the second half of 2018 in Vienna include major exhibitions on Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Claude Monet as well as further events dedicated to Viennese Modernism artists Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser. Highlights of the Viennese art scene during the second half of 2018 include the world’s first monographic exhibition … Read more

Vienna Danube Cruises in Winter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve

DDSG Blue Danube

City sightseeing cruises, Christmas and New Year’s Eve party sail on the Danube (Donau) in Vienna (Wien) during December and the advent season. DDSG offers sightseeing cruises on the Danube River from Vienna on all winter days with special excursions and even multiple-day cruises during the advent Christmas market period. Brunch, lunch, dinner and Christmas … Read more

Hieronymus Bosch 500 Years Exhibitions in Vienna

Hieronymous Bosch: The Last Judgement / Das jüngste Gericht

The Picture Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna will commemorate the 500 years anniversary of Bosch’s death with three special events in 2016. The 500th anniversary of the death of the early Netherlands painter Hieronymus Bosch will be celebrated with three events in 2016 at the Gemälde Galerie of the Akademie der … Read more