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Austria, Vienna – More museums to enjoy. First stops the Belvedere and the Albertina

I thought I might have been Museumed out in Munich but then I realised what amazing ones there are in Vienna – so a long day one was spent at the Lower and Upper Belvedere and then the Albertina.

The lower and Upper Belvedere were former imperial palaces so cover a vast area with pretty gardens separating the two main buildings and they have impressive interiors including the state rooms.

However it is the art collections that most people want to see at the Belvedere especially the Klimt paintings (including The Kiss) and also the works of Egon Schieler. Here are some samples of the Klimt paintings

Then on to the Albertina which is the main 19th and 20th century art gallery. Excellent collection of a wide variety of well known favourites. Unusual to find a portrait of a chef by Monet though!

Had to kick start my energy levels with a stop at the Hotel Sacher cafe for a piece of their extremely well known cake with whipped cream of course!

And then dinner at a local restaurant with my friend Klaudia who is kindly hosting me while I am here