Three exceptional collections and the archive of the Kunsthistorisches Museum are located in the Neue Burg on Heldenplatz.
The Collection of Arms and Armour presents magnificent suits of armour and ceremonial arms, one of the best and largest collections in the world. The Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments includes the most significant collection of Renaissance instruments. The Ephesus Museum reflects the sometime grandeur and brilliance of the antique Mediterranean city.
Not only the collections – also the building itself with its remarkable architecture makes a visit worthwhile. The monumental wing of the Vienna Hofburg was not originally planned as a museum, but was to house the new living quarters of the emperor. No cost was spared in the decoration of the interior – still evidenced today by the gigantic stairway and the magnificent marble hall.