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Masterpieces of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum Interior

The Kunsthistorisches Museum’s primary collections are those of the Habsburgs. The House of Habsburg was one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs between 1438 and 1740. The House of Habsburg has produced emperors and kings for many European countries.

The Kunsthistorisches Museum contains many Masterpieces. Below are just some of the most famous masterpieces:

  • Madonna of the Meadow by Raphael.
  • Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel
  • Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David
  • Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress by Velázquez.

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“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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