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Austria may be a fairly small country, but its cultural impact is everywhere. Many of the world’s famous artists and musicians were born and lived there, including Mozart, Beethoven, and Gustav Klimt. The Habsburg monarchs loved grandiose architecture and collecting art and music. They are for a great part a reason Austria’s capital Vienna is considered a cultural capital.

Today, you can find numerous great pieces in the country’s museums which are considered to be among the best and most comprehensive in the world. They offer the closest thing we have to a time machine – a world of art history, natural history, and history of humankind.

These are 5 museums you shouldn’t miss while visiting this Central European country.

Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna

MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

Mozart’s Birthplace, Salzburg

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Kunsthaus Graz, Graz

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Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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