Plan your visit to see Caravaggio & Bernini

The exhibition Caravaggio und Bernini is open daily from 15 October 2019 to 19 January 2020. As the works on show are of particular value and exceptional status, they require special care.

Timeslot tickets are required to ensure that your visit to the special exhibition will run smoothly. You will be admitted into the exhibition only within the timeslot printed on your ticket, but are then free to stay and enjoy the show as long as you like.

 Caravaggio & BerniniAll other collections
Mon9 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm
Tue9 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm
Wed9 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm
Thu9 am – 9 pm10 am – 9 pm
Fri9 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm
Sat9 am – 9 pm10 am – 6 pm
Sun9 am – 9 pm10 am – 6 pm

Your fastest way into the exhibition

  • Buy your time slot ticket in advance and receive the ticket digitally or by e-mail in order to print@home. Your timeslot ticket needs to be combined with a ticket for admission into the museum or an annual ticket in order to enter Caravaggio & Bernini.
  • Choose a premium ticket to secure your visit to the special exhibition on your chosen day without having to book a particular time of admission.
  • Holders of Annual Tickets can pick up their timeslot ticket free of charge (subject to availability) at the cash desk in front of the entrance to the special exhibition on the first floor. Please note that only one timeslot ticket will be issued per visit. You can also buy your time slot ticket in advance online for a charge of € 5.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable evening with our An evening with Caravaggio & Bernini special: visit the exhibition outside of the regular opening hours with a guided tour and a sparkling wine reception.
  • If you have already bought a ticket for admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, buy your time slot ticket online or at the cash desk (subject to availability).
  • Friends of KHM Museumsverband and ICOM card holders will receive a timeslot ticket free of charge at the cash desks (subject to availability). You can also buy your time slot ticket in advance online for a fee of € 5.

Please note that the special exhibition is located on the first floor. Allow for sufficient time to leave your belongings in the cloakroom and come to the first floor. We advise visitors to arrive to the Kunsthistorisches Museum 30 minutes before the start of their admission timeslot.

Guided tour

Discover the highlights of the special exhibition Caravaggio & Bernini and learn more about exceptional art. Our guided tours last about one hour and take place every day at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. An additional guided tour is available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 pm.

Duration: about 60 minutes
Cost: € 11 / € 6 (concession for annual ticket holders, Friends of KHM-Museumsverband and young people over 14 years of age)

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Your guided tour booking includes a timeslot ticket. You only need a ticket for admission into the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Children and young persons under the age of 13 can take part in the guided tour free of charge. Young persons between the ages of 14 and 19 need to purchase a concession price guided tour ticket, but are able to enter the museum free of charge.

As the number of participants is limited, please book your guided tour in advance online or at one of the museum cash desks or information desk.

Private guided tours
To book a private guided tour for your family, fiends, birthday or company event, please contact us at kunstvermittlung@khm.at or by phone: +43 1 525 24 - 5202 on Mondays to Fridays between 9 am and 4 pm.

School tours
for the special exhibition Caravaggio & Bernini are available from 8:40 am on Mondays to Fridays.
More information on guided tours for schools.

Our audio guide experience in 9 languages

We are keen to share the spectacular Baroque show surrounding Caravaggio & Bernini with visitors from across the globe. Our audio guide to the exhibition is therefore available in nine languages: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Audio guides are available inside the museum for a charge of € 6 for one and € 8 for two guides.

Discover our extensive exhibition program

Di 15 October, 7 p.m., Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Ungargasse 43, 1030 Vienna
Concert: Simone Vallerotonda (theorbo and Spanish guitar)
Luci e ombre sonore
Free entry. RSVP at eventi.iicvienna@esteri.it

20 October, 10 November, 12.15 p.m; 10 December, 20.30 p.m., Votivkino
Screening: Derek Jarman (director)
Caravaggio, 1986, OV
Derek Jarman's very special appropriation of Caravaggio is one of the most unusual, exciting and provocative artist films of all time. Caravaggio appears in it as a participant in a polysexual love triangle in which life and art flow together. Votivkino shows the film classic on the occasion of our exhibition. More information and tickets at www.votivkino.at

21 October, 7 p.m., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cupola Hall
Lecture: Prof. Helen Langdon (London)
Caravaggio’s Cupid. Homage and Rivalry
This lecture is part of the series Alte Meister im Gespräch. Free entry, please RSVP at altemeister@khm.at.

29 October, 7 p.m., Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Ungargasse 43, 1030 Vienna
Performance by Dario Fo with Franca Rame
(screening, 94 min., in Italian with German subtitles)
Free entry
In cooperation with Istituto Italiano di Cultura

11 November, 7 p.m., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cupola Hall
Lecture: Ute Frevert (Max-Planck-Institut für Emotionsforschung, Berlin)
Caravaggios Passionen in seiner und in unserer Zeit
This lecture is part of the series Alte Meister im Gespräch. Free entry, please RSVP at altemeister@khm.at. The lecture will be held in German.

19 December, 7 p.m., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vortragsraum
Lecture: Daniela Brogi (Università per Stranieri di Siena)
Alessandro Manzoni, Caravaggio and the ‘Factory’ of Realism
Free entry, please RSVP at eventi.iicvienna@esteri.it

13 January, 7 p.m., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cupola Hall
Lecture: Valeska von Rosen (Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)
Caravaggios ‘dunkle’ Affekte
This lecture is part of the series Alte Meister im Gespräch. Free entry, please RSVP at altemeister@khm.at. The lecture will be held in German.

15 January, 7 p.m., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cupola Hall
Lecture: Lorenzo Pericolo (University of Warwick)
The Invention of the Baroque Body. From Caravaggio to Bernini
Free entry, please RSVP at eventi.iicvienna@esteri.it

Weitere Ausstellungen und Präsentationen rund um „Caravaggio & Bernini“ im Kunsthistorischen Museum

15 OCTOBER 2019 TO 19 JANUARY 2020
BAROQUE IN ROME
One focus of the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s Picture Gallery lies in its rich collection of Roman Baroque painting, which includes the largest group outside Italy of masterpieces by Caravaggio and his followers. To pay tribute to these rich and diverse holdings above and beyond the exhibition, works by influential masters such as Cavaliere d’Arpino, Giovanni Lanfranco, Pietro da Cortona and Salvator Rosa are being displayed in Gallery VI and its adjoining cabinets.

15 OCTOBER 2019 TO 19 JANUARY 2020
THE DAVID PLATES
In the Bassano Hall at the Kunsthistorisches Museum you can see the most recent series of works by Austrian artist Klaus Mosettig: 15 large-scale drawings based on radiographic images of the Caravaggio painting David with the Head of Goliath (Kunsthistorisches Museum). The technique Mosettig uses to rework these images has established his reputation: he translates them meticulously, but simultaneously alienates them in a graphic technique that takes as its subject time and the process of production. Depending on the distance they are viewed from, perception changes between abstraction, fascination with detail and the information value of the radiographic images.

Frequently Asked Questions on visiting the exhibition

We offer timeslots so that as many visitors as possible can visit the special exhibition, to make your visit more enjoyable and so that you can plan your visit to the exhibition in advance. The objects are highly sensitive, so only a limited number of guests can visit the exhibition at the same time. You will be admitted to the exhibition only within the timeslot on your ticket, but can stay as long as you like.

The timeslot ticket is not a ticket for admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum! You will need an additional museum admission ticket or pass (annual ticket, ICOM card, etc) in order to visit the exhibition.

Your timeslot ticket permits you to enter the exhibition at a certain time. Once you have entered the exhibition, you are free to remain as long as you please. Your valid admission ticket also entitles you to visit the rest of the museum before and after your visit to the exhibition during the opening hours of the other collections.

 

Purchase your ticket in advance from the online shop to receive a digital or print@home ticket. You can also purchase your ticket from a cash desk inside the museum or on the spot in front of the special exhibition (subject to availability).

When you buy a ticket online, you will be asked to book a timeslot for admission into the special exhibition. You can visit the other collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum before or after your exhibition visit during their normal opening hours. Please note that re-admission is not possible once you have left.

You can receive your online ticket by e-mail as a mobile ticket to save it in your mobile phone wallet or print as a print@home ticket.

  • Timeslot ticket for the special exhibition: please note that you need an additional ticket for admission into the Kunsthistorisches Museum in order to visit the exhibition.
  • Premium ticket: define a day, but stay free to choose your own time of admission.
  • An evening with Caravaggio & Bernini: the special Friday night ticket with limited availability!
  • Annual ticket: get your free timeslot ticket at the first floor cash desk or book a timeslot in advance online for a charge of € 5. Only one timeslot ticket can be issued per visit.

Every visitor needs a timeslot ticket. If you already own a ticket for admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, you can pick up your timeslot ticket at the cash desk (subject to availability). Holders of annual tickets, Friends of KHM Museumsverband and ICOM card holders will receive a timeslot ticket free of charge (subject to availability) at the first floor cash desk. You can pre-book your timeslot ticket online for a charge of € 5.

No admission fee to the museum is charged for young persons under 19 years of age. If they are accompanied by an adult holding an online ticket, young persons do not need to queue at the cash desk for a separate ticket.

Use our An Evening with Caravaggio & Bernini offer and enjoy the special exhibition outside of the regular opening hours. The ticket includes your admission fee as well as a guided tour and sparkling wine reception. Guided tours are available in German and in English, audio guides are available in nine languages.

You will be admitted to the special admission within the timeslot defined on your ticket. The special exhibition is located on the first floor, and can be entered from Room IV. Please allow sufficient time to leave your belongings in the cloakroom and to reach the first floor. We recommend arriving at the Kunsthistorisches Museum thirty minutes before your admission timeslot starts. You can remain at the exhibition as long as you please. Please note that re-admission is not possible once you have left the exhibition.

If you are planning to visit the exhibition with a group of ten or more persons, please let us know in advance, citing group size and your intended visiting time: booking.tourist@khm.at.

School groups also require a timeslot ticket. Please contact kunstvermittlung@khm.at for guided tours.

 

Tickets for public general tours can be booked online and at the cash desks at the museum. Tour bookings include the timeslot ticket. You will only require a ticket for admission into the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Children and young persons under 13 years of age can take part in guided tours free of charge. Young persons between the ages of 14 and 19 require a concessionary ticket, but do not pay for admission into the museum.

The number of participants is limited. Please book your tour online or at the cash desk inside the museum in advance.

If you are interested in a private guided tour, please contact us at kunstvermittlung@khm.at or by phone: +43 1 525 24 - 5202 from Mondays to Fridays between 9 am and 4 pm.

Your private guided tour booking already includes your timeslot reservation. You will not require a separate timeslot ticket.

The special exhibition is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 6 pm and on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 9 pm. The other collections and special exhibitions at the museum are open from Monday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm and on Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm. Last admission is thirty minutes before closing time.

Holders of annual tickets, Friends of KHM Museumsverband and ICOM card holders can pick up a timeslot ticket from the museum cash desks free of charge (subject to availability). You can also buy your timeslot ticket online in advance for € 5.

Enjoy the special exhibition Caravaggio & Bernini far from the madding crowd with a guided tour after the end of the extended opening hours.
For more information, contact our event department at event@khm.at.

Getting here

from Westbahnhof train station
by underground: U3 to Volkstheater

from Hauptbahnhof train station
by tram: D to Burgring/Kunsthistorisches Museum

Public transport
U2, U3, D, 1, 2, 2A, 57A

Information
+43 1 525 24 - 0
info@khm.at

Guided tours
+43 1 525 24 - 5202
kunstvermittlung@khm.at

Tickets
+43 1 525 24 - 2500
ticket@khm.at

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