The Albertina Museum, named after its founder Duke Albert of Saxen-Teschen, is located in the centre of Vienna. The museum houses the largest collection of graphics. During its exhibitions you can see more than a million of graphic works and about 65.000 drawings from the late Gothic period to present days.
The gallery is located in an ancient palace of the 18th century built in the neo-classical architectural style. The collections of art were open for public already in 1822. As opposed to other museums, which only nobility could see, collections in Albertina were open for everybody who had shoes.
Today, the museum is one of the most visited in Austria. Its exhibits include the works of many world famous artists. Masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Albrecht Dürer, Cézanne and other famous artists can be seen in the rooms of Albertina. In the museum, you can see also collections of photos and architectural sketches. Both permanent and temporary exhibitions are regularly presented in the museum.
You can visit Albertina daily from 10am to 18pm, on Wednesdays till 9pm. Entrance price is about 12 euros, children under 19 years old can visit the museum free. You can get to Albertina by bus of the line 3A; by tram of the lines 1, 2, D, 62 or 65 – to Staatsoper/Kärntner Ring; by subway by the lines U1, U2 or U4 to Karlsplatz Station, U3 to Stephansplatz.