Pre Tours


ATB 2020 offers so-called pretours, which provide information as well as space for new experiences. The tours take place between 23rd - 25th May 2020 and can only be attended by international guests.
Further information will follow shortly.

Lower Austria

23rd May 2020 – 25th May 2020 (Two days)

Culture, Arts and Culinary Delights – Where world and culture become one.

The journey leads to Lower Austria, the largest province of Austria, with a fascinating variety. The programme includes a visit to the imperial city of Baden, a boat trip on the Danube, visits to Göttweig Abbey and the new Landesgalerie. The GARTEN TULLN and the Schlosspark Laxenburg will also be visited. Wine tastings and visits to wine taverns will of course not be missing.

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Copyright: Schloss Schoenbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H./Hertha Hurnaus

Schloss Hof

Vienna, 25th of May 2020, 9 am – 3 pm 

Imperial Relaxing 

The hunting lodge Schloss Niederweiden, part of the Schloss Hof Estate, is the scene of our 2020 special exhibition of exquisite pieces and exhibits from the Empress Elisabeth Collection, which are on show for the first time. Look beyond the public image of “Empress Elisabeth” and learn more about “Sisi” the woman. 

Copyright: BMobV/Lois Lammerhuber


Vienna, 25 of May 2020, 10 am - 12 pm

Design and History. A journey through time from the Baroque and finde- siècle Vienna to the present 

Displayed over more than 4,000 m2 of exhibition space, the erstwhile ‘lumber room of the monarchy’ showcases exquisite examples of the craftsman’s art and furnishings of sublime splendour interspersed with a number of frankly bizarre objects – from ornately decorated commodes to the world’s largest collection of spittoons. The most popular exhibits are the numerous personal mementoes once owned by the Habsburgs that give the collection its intimate and unmistakable character. One of the special focuses of the museum is devoted to the Sissi films. In a series of mocked-up movie sets one of the most successful episodes in Austrian cinematic history can be explored in a wealth of detail. A tour of the Imperial Furniture Collection also gives an impressive survey of the history of Austrian cabinet- making away from the imperial court. From the Baroque era and fin de siècle Vienna to the present day, all the different epochs are represented with designs by outstanding artists. 

Copyright: Schloss Schoenbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H./Alexander Eugen Koller

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna, 25 of May 2020, 10 am - 11.30 am

Imperial Living

Forty rooms – forty fascinating stories spanning three centuries. First of all, encounter all the charm of the Far East in the Chinese Cabinet, but also the astonishing modesty characterising the way Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth had their private rooms designed. The tour then leads on to the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies, the imposing Gobelin Salon with its exquisite Brussels tapestries, and to the room known in Maria Theresa’s time as the Feketin Room, later renamed the Millions Room on account of its precious panelling of rare rosewood.

Copyright: Belvedere Vienna

Belvedere Palace

Vienna, 25th of May 2020, 10 am – 12 am

Into the night

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings (Kiss & Judith) as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism.

Copyright: SKB/Foto A. E. Koller

Imperial Palace

Vienna, 25th of May 2020, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Experience the Imperial Hofburg

The first stop on this Tour (audio guided) is the Imperial Silver Collection, including precious objects of gold, crystal glass and porcelain as well as the legendary ‘Emperor’s napkin’. From here visitors climb the Emperor’s Staircase to the Sisi Museum, a sensitive presentation of the Empress’s life giving the visitor fascinating insights into the private world and innermost thoughts and feelings of empress Elisabeth. Finally, the visitor is invited to tour the Imperial Apartments – the 19 authentically furnished rooms belonging to the residential and official suites occupied by Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. 

Copyright: mumok/Niko Havranek


Vienna, 25th of May 2020 1 pm - 3 pm

Culture with Vision

Experience the outstanding art of the 20th and 21st centuries at MuseumsQuartier, one of the world's largest cultural centres with around 60 cultural institutions and take in a spectacular view of Vienna's city centre from the 'MQ Libelle'.

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Copyright: Harald Eisenberger


Vienna, 25th of May 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm

A precious gem in the heart of Vienna: the Albertina

Located right in the heart of the city, the Albertina is a unique ‘Viennese blend’ combining imperial flair and a modern art experience. The Habsburg state rooms bear witness to their former imperial residents in all their splendour and are now an opulent setting for special occasions, weddings and events. 
But more than that, the Albertina Museum is a world-class art museum. The name stands not only for one of the most famous and largest graphic art collections in the world, but also for a multifaceted, exciting exhibition programme. Outstanding works of art from the Renaissance to the present day, from painting, drawing and graphics to installations and photography, are presented in up to 14 changing exhibitions per year.