The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is a public art school in Vienna, Austria. As the most traditional art university in Austria, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been an important training center for artists for over 325 years. Based on its leading position in Central Europe and with its high quality standards, it is one of the most internationally renowned art universities, where teachers and students from all regions of the world work together.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.