Kunsthistorisches Museum

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011

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Crowned with a palatial octagonal dome, Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the finest and most important museum buildings constructed in Europe during the 19th century. It’s sandstone façade, marble, stucco, and gold-leaf adornments were commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of Vienna in 1858.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vienna Things To Do blog.  Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vienna.

Photo courtesy of Jorge Láscar via Wikimedia Commons.

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