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Context Travel to Offer Guided Tours of Vienna’s Newly Re-Opened Kunstkammer

March 2, 2013

In celebration of the re-opening of Vienna’s Kunstkammer, Context Travel has expanded its offerings to include a two-hour guided visit to the collection in the company of local art historians.

After a closure for renovation that lasted ten years, the re-opening of the Kunstkammer today is set to be one of Vienna’s biggest cultural events in 2013.

Context Travel will begin guided visits to the collection from March 18 onward, providing clients with advance tickets to enter into the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Kunstkammer without queuing. The Kunstkammer’s magnificent collection of 16th and 17th century objects, which includes Benvenuto Cellini’s famous golden salt cellar, fits firmly in Context’s niche of in-depth experiences for the intellectually curious traveler.

“We’ve been anticipating the opening of the Kunstkammer for some time,” says Alexa Brauner a Viennese art historian and docent for Context in Vienna. “The exact displays are still top secret. But since the works themselves are breathtaking, we’re extremely excited.”

Launching on March 18, the Context Travel  Kunstkammer Visit will be offered both privately on request and as regularly scheduled shared-group walks. Private walks start at €255 for the party, while group walks will start at €60 per person.

Context Travel is a network of English-speaking scholars and professionals, including art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, who organize and lead “walking seminars” in twenty-three world cities, including: Florence, Rome, Venice, Naples, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Istanbul, Athens, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Kyoto.  To learn more about Context, visit:

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