Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Albertina museum was erected on one of the last remaining sections of the fortifications of Vienna. It houses one of the largest and most important graphic art collections in the world with 50.000 drawings and watercolours, as well as some 900.000 graphic art works, ranging from the Late Gothic era to the present. The palace takes its name from the collection’s founder, Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1738-1822), a son-in-law of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. He is depicted in the monument in front of the museum.