Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna is one of the most important museums in not just in Austria but in world. This museum houses the Habsburg collections accumulated over centuries, it was built by Emperor Franz Joseph in 19th century. It is a treasure house of art and antiques and to see and admire all of them a day is not enough. It is best you take a floor plan and make a good study of the rooms dedicated to various themes. That will be helpful to decide which to cover which not to, especially if you don’t have much time in hand. The audio guide is helpful too.
We spent more time in the rooms with Egyptian collections. Children were fascinated thoroughly walking through the collections of mummies there. Most of these exhibits were brought to Vienna in the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, when Austrian archeologists made excavations in Gizeh. The coffins, the designs on them, their worn out look all seemed to pull us back into history. The entire roof is decorated and painted with Egyptian motifs. The items on display and tablets with Egyptian scripts, the hieroglyphs were interesting. One of the highlights of the Egyptian collection is the portrait of king Thutmosis II, who lived around 1460 B.C.