The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is one of the foremost museums in the world, with rich holdings comprising artworks from seven millennia – from Ancient Egypt to the late 18th century. The collections of Renaissance and Baroque art are of particular importance. The main building shown above houses the Picture Gallery, the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, the Coin Collection, and the Kunstkammer that reopened in March 2013. It was opened around 1891 at the same time as the Naturhistorisches Museum, by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. The two museums have identical exteriors and face each other across Maria-Theresien-Platz.
We decided to visit Vienna to visit the newly opened Kunstkammer Wein. Our hotel suggested the nearby Glacis Beisl as a place to go for authentic Austrian food. The Glacis Beisl is not very easy to find, because it is situated at the back of the Museums Quartier. Service is friendly (if a little slow), the atmosphere is great, under a vineyard, it's a real garden, really well located on top of the 300 year old city walls. This eatery is named after the “Glacis”, an open space in front of the historic City Museum. Glacis Beisl has been around since World War II.