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RESTAURANT 

ContaCt LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria Tel +43 1 319 57 67–252, Fax +43 1 319 57 67–20 info@liechtensteinmuseum.at, www.liechtensteinmuseum.at

OPENING HOURS Friday to Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm Closed Wednesda y / Thursday; pre-booked groups daily The gardens are open daily from 7.15 am to 8.30 pm

TICKETS permanent exhibition (Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue) Individual ticket............................................................................................................................... € 10.– Groups of 8 and above per person............................................................................... € 8.– Disabled................................................................................................................................................ € 5.– Temporary exhibition Individual ticket (no concessions)....................................................................................... € 4.– Combined ticket (Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue)............................................................................. € 12.– Pupils, children and young people to age 19....................................................... free Members of the Friends of the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM..................... free Free Cloakroom; the museum is fully wheelchair accessible Sunday: ART & MUSIC . ......................................................................................................... € 18.– Sunday: ART, MUSIC & FINE FOOD............................................................................... € 30.– Until 25 December 2011 the permanent exhibition may only be viewed on Sundays as part of a booked package.

HOW TO GET THERE

By tram: Line D, alight at Bauernfeldplatz or Seegasse By underground: U2: alight at Schottentor, then take the 40A bus to Bauernfeldplatz; U4: alight at Rossauer Lände, continue 600 metres on foot to the Fürstengasse entrance By bus: 40A, alight at Bauernfeldplatz Parking: Underground car park on Bauernfeldplatz Coach stopping places: Corner of Liechtensteinstrasse and Fürstengasse

THE ART OF THE BAROQUE GARDEN The gardens of the palace together with those of the Belvedere were once the most important example of Baroque horticultural design in Vienna. Today they provide a verdant oasis for visitors amidst the bustle of city life. The general programme of restoration once again integrated the gardens into the ensemble as a whole. The formal Baroque section of the garden adjoining the palace transitions gently into the informal English landscape garden extending from the stand of gigantic plane trees via the statue of the nymph in the pool and the wide expanses of lawn to the impressive palace on Alser­bach­strasse which now forms the boundary of the park.

– Tram Line D to Bauernfeldplatz Summer palace

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Cover: Peter Paul Rubens, Venus in Front of the Mirror, c. 1613/14, detail

Imprint: © LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Subject to alterations. Last revised: 9/2011 Images: © Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, Vaduz–Wien © LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections / Photos: La Veduta – Katharina Drexler; Katharina Balgavi

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Top: View across the gardens towards the northern façade of the Liechtenstein summer palace

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The LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM offers the ideal setting for your event: from readings in the neoclassical Library, summer parties and weddings in the Sala Terrena to gala dinners and concerts in the magnificent Hercules Hall.

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Boasting one of Vienna’s most attractive outside dining areas, our RUBENS Restaurant provides an oasis of well-being in the middle of the city’s ninth district. The restaurant serves classic Viennese cuisine with an international twist using only high-quality locallysourced ­ingredients. Wines from the Liechtenstein vineyards provide the ­perfect accompaniment.

FLOORPLAN

summer palace in the Rossau quarter the ­Liechtenstein another architectural gem in Vienna’s city centre which will be open to the public from spring 2013. Providing an exhibition Saal /Gallery 9 space of around 1,200 m², the galleries will showcase the entire Saal /Gallery 10 Biedermeier holdings of the Princely Collections. In addition to the Herkulessaal/Hercules Hall stunningly ­refurbished period rooms with their original furniture from Lift the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the palace also offers exclusive Treppenhaus functionOst/Stairway rooms forEast events. Treppenhaus West/Stairway West

THE PRINCELY COLLECTIONS AND THE SUMMER PALACE


LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM THE PRINCELY COLLECTIONS AT THE SUMMER PALACE IN VIENNA Prince Hans-Adam II. and Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein

Construction of the palace began under Prince Johann Adam Andreas I von Liechtenstein in 1692 and Domenico Martinelli designed the palace in the tradition of palatial architecture.­Visitors enter the Liechten­stein summer palace via the Sala Terrena which was once open to Sala Terrena the cour d’honneur and the gardens. Besides this richly ­decorated hallway in which the Golden Carriage, the state coach of Prince Joseph Wenzel I von ­Liechtenstein, is displayed, the ground floor of the palace also houses the library. The magnificent galleries displaying the masterpieces from the Princely Collections are on the upper floor of the palace, as is the Hercules Hall, Vienna’s largest secular Baroque hall. Its impressive ceiling frescos illustrating scenes from the life of the Greek hero were painted by Andrea Pozzo, a master of the Roman Baroque.

THE PRINCELY COLLECTIONS In the galleries the artworks on display in these richly decorated rooms form part of a living Gesamtkunstwerk of history and anecdote. Paintings, sculptures and furniture ranging from the Early Renaissance to the High Baroque interact with one another to form a complex web of references. Raphael, Giulio Romano, ­Lucas Cranach, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals or ­Rembrandt are all represented with important works. Unique ­sculptures by Antico, Sansovino, Mantegna, Giambologna, De Fries, ­Algardi and Soldani complement the holdings of paintings.

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, c. 1616

Massimiliano Soldani Benzi after Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Bust of the Anima Dannata, 1705/07

Johann Michael Rottmayr, Andromeda taken up into Olympus, 1705–08, detail

GALLERIES 4 – 6

Galleria dei Lavori, Florenz, Badminton Cabinet, 1720–32

The early Italian gold-ground paintings with mainly religious scenes constitute the main thematic focus of Gallery 4. In Gallery 5 portraits from the late Gothic era and the ­Renaissance ­provide a representative survey of the ­development of portrait painting and attest to the fruitful exchange of ideas that took place between the art of northern and southern Europe. Gallery 6 ­con­tains examples of all the major schools of painting and sculpture of the Italian Baroque in the 17th and 18th century, from Naples, Rome and ­Bologna to Venice.

Nicolas Pineau, The Golden Carriage, 1738

THE ROTTMAYR FRESCOS In 1705 Johann Michael Rottmayr was ­commissioned to fresco the Sala Terrena, the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Apartments and the ceilings in the two grand stairways. The frescoes decorating the two stairwells were only rediscovered when the palace was restored in 2002–2006. Covering around 220 m², the ceiling fresco in the east stairwell of the Liechtenstein summer palace depicts almost the entire classical pantheon.

Eastern stairway with ceiling fresco of Johann Michael Rottmayr

Naddo Ceccharelli Christ as Man of Sorrows, c. 1347

The Princely Collection of paintings comprises more than 1,600 objects of which around 120 masterpieces are on display at t­ he­­LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Highlights include the Great Gallery (Gallery 7) with the Decius Mus-cycle by Peter Paul Rubens and the monumental Hercules Hall.

Adrian de Fries, St Sebastian, 1613/15

GALLERIES 7–10

Peter Paul Rubens, The death of Decius Mus, 1616/17

The heroic death in battle of the Roman general Decius Mus is the ­subject of the monumental cycle of seven paintings by Peter Paul Rubens in Gallery 7. In Gallery 9 Rubens’ late works, ­including his fascinating oil sketches, are hung in Baroque fashion together with paintings by his pupils, notably the masterful portraits of Anthony van Dyck. The atmosphere of a princely Kunstkammer is evoked in Gallery 10 with the Badminton Cabinet and many other works of pietre dure together with examples from the collection of exquisite ivories and porcelain.

Francesco di Cristofano Portrait of a Man, 1517 Family register and armorial of Esaia von Jessensky

THE COLLECTION OF FLEMISH MASTERS AND PIETRE DURE

Matthias Rauchmiller, Ornamental Ivory Tankard, 1676

Anthonis van Dyck, Portrait of Maria de Tassis, c. 1629/30

Southern façade of the Liechtenstein summer palace

The Liechtenstein summer palace is one of Vienna’s finest Baroque ­palaces, its extensive historic gardens offering a verdant and tranquil oasis among the bustle of the city. In 2004 the Liechtenstein summer ­palace reopened as a museum, showcasing objects from one of the world’s largest private collections, owned by Prince von und zu Liechtenstein. For generations the House of Liechtenstein has kept alive the idea of princely patronage with a planned programme of acquisitions. Masterpieces of European art spanning five centuries are regularly supplemented with outstanding new acquisitions and presented at the summer palace in the Rossau quarter of Vienna. It is this profusion of paintings, sculptures, furniture, porcelain, tapestries and craft objects which in ­combination with the architecture creates the ­aristocratic yet warm atmosphere of a family collection.

FROM THE EARLY RENAISSANCE TO THE HIGH BAROQUE

View of the Great Gallery (Gallery 7)

Quentin Massys, The Tax Collectors, End of 1st quarter of 16th C, detail

Alessandro Algardi, Eros and  Anteros, after 1630

The Hercules Hall

View of Gallery 10

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