The Dorotheum (German pronunciation: [ˌdoːʀoˈteːʊm] (listen)) is one of the world's oldest auction houses and it's the largest auction house of art items in Continental Europe. Established by Emperor Joseph I in 1707, it has its headquarters in Vienna on the Dorotheergasse and branches in other European countries. Besides auctions, the retail sector also plays a major role in Dorotheum's business. In the Dorotheum, works of art, antiques, furniture, and jewellery from various centuries are put up for auction. The building is constructed in the neo-classical style. It is an attraction for Viennese natives and numerous tourists alike.Plan to visit Dorotheum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna trip itinerary builder website.
Branches exist in Vienna in the Austrian states, the Czech capital of Prague, and the Italian cities of Milan and Rome, as well as in Düsseldorf, Munich and Brussels.
Impressive institution with a long history. Interior is very clean, well organized and easy to get around. Personnel is very friendly.
The Dorotheum, is one of the world’s largest auction houses and the leader in Central Europe, offers its clients over 600 auctions each year in over 40 categories. Of particular importance are the four major international auction weeks with various types of contemporary art – which receive a special emphasis – classic modernism, old masters, and 19th century painting. In addition to art, antiques, and classic cars, design represents a special focus at this auction house located in Vienna’s center.
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