Things To Do In Vienna: Albertina Art Museum

The Albertina is a pretty darn cool art museum. It's one of the best in Vienna, and it needs to be on any to-do list when visiting the city.

I'll be honest, though. I wasn't too excited about visiting the place when we'd decided that we would try it out. We'd planned on seeing multiple art museums during our trip, and the weather was dark and rainy.

I wasn't in an "enjoy art" type of mood. You know what I mean? 

But then I got into the place, and they had some excellent pieces and a few names that I recognized. Which is impressive. 

Because I dunno too much thingies about purdy stuff.

 The front of the building. I stole this photo, because the one I took was no bueno. Click on it if you want to see the original. 

The front of the building. I stole this photo, because the one I took was no bueno. Click on it if you want to see the original. 

 "Yes! Hold my wife and child and me on your puny necks! And you in the middle? You stare at your wiener for eternity! Yes... Yes that's it." -Pervy Zeus

"Yes! Hold my wife and child and me on your puny necks! And you in the middle? You stare at your wiener for eternity! Yes... Yes that's it." -Pervy Zeus

Entering The Albertina

The Albertina began as a section of Vienna's fortifications in the 17th Century. 

In 1744, it was refurbished by a notoriously fussy man (fact not confirmed) named Emanuel Teles Count Silva-Tarouca. From there it passed to a couple of Dukes, a Doge (no clue what that is), and some Counts.

Eventually, the Hapsburgs, the ruling family of Austria, took ownership of the building and its collection of prints and drawings. 

It reeks of royalty. Dig it:

 Peek-a-boo! It's Skoog!

Peek-a-boo! It's Skoog!

 The rooms in this place were as beautiful as many of the paintings. 

The rooms in this place were as beautiful as many of the paintings. 

 You can room a house by how many classy chandeliers are in it. This room had two...

You can room a house by how many classy chandeliers are in it. This room had two...

My Unhealthy Fascination With Bathrooms

I walk into this mint green room. And I'm all alone, staring at the random ceramic radiator that sits in the middle of the wall. 

When out of nowhere, some random ginger dude walks OUT OF THE FUCKING WALL. 

Once I got over the initial shock, my brain latched back onto reality, and I assumed that the door was there for personnel only.

But then a little sliver "Man" symbol caught my eye, and I got an inappropriate amount of excited. 

 This is some Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter stuff right here.

This is some Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter stuff right here.

I was going to live out every little boy's dream. I was going to pee in a secret room

And I did. 

And it was magical.

 Magical.

Magical.

Some Art In Vienna

 I have no idea why. But I want to be this guy when I grow up. I want my mustache to eat my mouth too. 

I have no idea why. But I want to be this guy when I grow up. I want my mustache to eat my mouth too. 

 This is a Picasso. But you probably already knew that. Fun thing to think about: Why are they naked in bed with a bird?

This is a Picasso. But you probably already knew that. Fun thing to think about: Why are they naked in bed with a bird?

  Teenage Mutant Ninja Apples  - Raphael McLeonardo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Apples - Raphael McLeonardo

 This is called, "The Enchanted Domain". It's a painting by Rene Magritte. I'm unsure why, but I'd very much like to visit this place. 

This is called, "The Enchanted Domain". It's a painting by Rene Magritte. I'm unsure why, but I'd very much like to visit this place. 

Albertina Exceeds Expectations

For real.

If you are a casual art fan with a limited amount of time to spend in Vienna, this is the museum for you. They have big name artists and unbelievably ornate rooms.

You won't be dissapointed.