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Swarovski Kristallwelten Twenty minutes outside Innsbruck, amid the mystical mountains of Tirol, a fairy tale world of shimmering crystal awaits. Swarovski Crystal Worlds is an attraction unlike any other – and better than ever after its recent renovations.  Address: Kristallweltenstraße 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria Website

Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier—known locally as the Friendly Alien—has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. Website

Belvedere Museum Vienna This Baroque masterpiece houses one of Europe’s most important museums. In the Upper Belvedere the world’s largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are on display. Address: Schloss Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria Website

The Haus der Musik in Vienna opened in 2000, and is the first museum of sound and music in Austria. Across an exhibition space of 54,000 sq. ft., a range of hi-tech interactive and multimedia presentations introduce the world of music, from the earliest human use of instruments to the music of the present day. Address: Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Wien, Austria Website

The Secession Building is an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession, located in Vienna, Austria. Secession refers to the seceding of a group of rebel artists from the long-established fine art institution. Website

The Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig, known as the mumok, is a collection of around 9,000 modern and contemporary pieces, spanning classic Modernism, Pop Art, Fluxus and Viennese Actionism to present-day film and media art. Major pieces include works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Claes Oldenburg, Franz West, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell and Gerhard Richter.  Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria Website

The Leopold Museum, housed in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, is home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, featuring artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl. It contains the world’s largest Egon Schiele Collection.  Website

The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.  Website

Website – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is an arts and crafts museum located at Stubenring 5 in Vienna’s 1st district Innere Stadt. Besides its traditional orientation towards arts and crafts and design, the museum especially focuses on architecture and contemporary art. Address: Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria Website

The Museum of Military History – Military History Institute (German: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – Militärhistorisches Institut) in Vienna is the leading museum of the Austrian Armed Forces. It documents the history of Austrian military affairs through a wide range of exhibits comprising, above all, weapons, armours, tanks, aeroplanes, uniforms, flags, paintings, medals and badges of honour, photographs, battleship models, and documents.  Address: Arsenal 1, 1030 Wien, Austria Website

The Imperial Treasury  at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria contains a valuable collection of secular and ecclesiastical treasures covering over a thousand years of European history. The entrance to the treasury is at the Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), the oldest part of the palace, which was rebuilt in the sixteenth century in the Renaissance style under Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Address: Hofburg, Schweizerhof, 1010 Wien, Austria Website

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