Can I discover some of the most beautiful European museums from home? Yes, you can! We reveal 7 museums where a virtual tour is possible.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 1: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Our first museum is located in the city which has the highest density of museums in the world with around 60 museums: Amsterdam. Anyone who has ever been to the Dutch capital knows that there are numerous museums that are worth a visit. But without any doubt, the Rijksmuseum (English "National Museum") is and remains one of our favourites. Here, you will come across a number of masterpieces by famous artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt and van Gogh. So, start your virtual tour right now and explore Rembrandt's famous painting "The Night Watch".
Click here for a virtual tour through the Rijksmuseum.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 2: Acropolis Museum Athens
From the north we head south for our second museum. The capital of Greece is particularly known for one sight: The Acropolis. But not only the landmark of Athens is worth a visit, also the accompanying Acropolis Museum at the foot of the town fortress. The primary focus lies on finds and objects from the Acropolis of Athens, but you can also learn a lot about the history of the capital. Therefore, follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and bring some Greek flair to your home.
Click here for a virtual tour through the Acropolis Museum.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 3: Pergamon Museum Berlin
Hardly any other museum has such a moving history as the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. During the Second World War, the building was severely damaged and some exhibits had to be brought to safety or were walled in. After the war, some of the objects were handed over to the Russian Red Army and it was not until the 1950s that the building was gradually reconstructed. Today, it perfectly fits into the architecture of the Museum Island of Berlin and houses, among many other exhibits, the Antikensammlung Berlin (English "Berlin Antiquities Collection") with the famous Pergamon Altar.
Off to the German capital! Click here for the virtual tour.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 4: Galleria degli Uffizi Florence
What is the first thing that comes into our minds when thinking about Florence? Michelangelo, the beautiful cathedral, Renaissance buildings and of course the world famous Uffizi. The Galleria degli Uffizi is not far from the Cathedral and Ponte Vecchio and is an absolute highlight during every trip to Florence. Originally, the gallery was intended to serve as an office (Italian "ufficio") for ministries and authorities in Florence, but since the completion of the building around 1580, the beautiful Galleria degli Uffizi has been housed here with renowned works of painting and sculpture. From antiquity to the late baroque - a (virtual) visit is always worthwhile!
Ciao Firenze! Start your virtual tour through the Galleria degli Uffizi right here.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 5: British Museum London
The British Museum in London is world famous and houses many exclusive exhibits, such as the Rosetta Stone. But not just the exhibits are unique, also the complex design of the virtual museum experience. Here, you can not only stroll through the rooms and examine individual exhibits, but you can also scroll through individual eras and discover pieces depending on the continent and theme. Texts, images and audios then explain the exhibits in more detail. A true highlight!
Virtual Museum Tour No. 6: Louvre Paris
Our next stop is probably the most famous museum in Europe, if not in the world: the Louvre in Paris. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world and is home to countless treasures and collections, including the most famous exhibit "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci. You can now take a free virtual tour of the Louvre and admire the Egyptian collection or the works of Michelangelo, for example. So, don't wait any longer and bring a piece of Paris into your own four walls!
Find more information right here.
Virtual Museum Tour No. 7: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
To round off the tour, we will take you back to our hometown Vienna to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (English "Art-History Museum"). Those who have already been to Vienna know that the area around the museum is already more than just impressive. Together with the opposite building of the Natural History Museum, the two museums create a clear unity and amaze you again and again. This also applies to the exhibition within the Kunsthistorisches Museum. From the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities to the Picture Gallery and the Kunstkammer (English "Art Chamber"), numerous highlights await you here.
Click here for a virtual tour through the museum.
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We hope you enjoyed our virtual tour to some of the most beautiful museums in Europe. If you still haven't had enough of virtual travelling, check out this blog post and discover nine famous Viennese sights with us. However, the most beautiful way to discover museums and cities is still in real life. For this reason, we are looking forward to welcoming you back on board soon. Until then, we wish you lots of fun on your virtual trips!