Information compiled by Adelheid Rech

The Art of Painting, Johannes Vermeer The Art of Painting
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1662–1668
Oil on canvas, 120 X 100 cm.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
travel & public transport





  • address:
    Maria Theresien-Platz
    1010 Vienna
  • e-mail:
  • opening hours:
    Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    (Coin cabinet closes at 6 p.m.)
    Admission till half an hour before closing time.
    Info Hotline
    +43 1 525 24- 4025
    Information about closing days
    tel. +43 1 525 24- 4025
  • direction:
    from Westbahnhof:
    metro U3 till stop "Volkstheater."
  • public transportation:
    U2, U3, D, 1, 2, 2A, 57A


  • For those interested in the Habsburg monarchy the nearby Hofburg with the Imperial Appartments and a special "Sisi-Museum" as well as the impressive Secular Treasury in the "Schweizerhof" (in the Hofburg area) should not be missed.
  • Lovers of classical modern art will find sufficient "food" for eyes and thought in the
    Albertina (with key-works from the French and German Impressionism).
  • private recommendation:
    The world-famous Saint Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom),

    the principal "emblem" of Vienna, should by all means be listed on even the densiest travel schedule. Tipp: Go as early as possible to the cathedral (it opens already 6 am at week-days and 7 am on Saturdays and Holidays).

    Take the lift (North Tower) to the famous large bell "Pummerin." From the platform there you have a most splendid sight not only on the unique roof mosaics of the cathedral but all over Vienna and the nearby Vienna Woods (Wienerwald).