Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Bildende Kunst) Tours

The Academy of Fine Arts, or Akademie der Bildende Kunst, may not be one of Vienna's best known galleries, but the collection of paintings is nonetheless impressive and worth a visit. It concentrates on Flemish, Dutch and German painters including the disturbing Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt, van Dyck and Rubens. The highlight is Bosch's altarpiece Triptych of the Last Judgment from 1504 to 1508.

The Academy of Fine Arts still functions as an art school, so don't be surprised if you smell fresh paint. It has the distinction of being the school that rejected Adolf Hitler twice. 

Practical Info

The academy's paintings gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission costs €8 for adults and €5 for students under 27 and seniors. Children ages 19 and under enter free.
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Address: Schillerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Hours: Tues to Sunday 10am-6pm
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Admission: €8
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