The MuseumsQuartier, also known as MQ, is one of Vienna’s hotspots during summer apart from being one of the world’s 10 biggest cultural areas. Here, various outdoor activities take place starting in May.
While MQ is famous for its major museums and trendy restaurants, it’s the main courtyard that comes alive during the entire summer season. The boules area and guest gardens are often filled with visitors and local residents wanting to spend their free time while out basking in the sun.
Another attraction in the courtyard are the colorful and uniquely designed furniture called Enzis and Enzos where people whether friends, lovers or families can sit, relax and enjoy great conversation.
This year, the Aquadrome has been added to the site. This features boat races organized in the pool.
New micro museums along the two passageways have also been set up. These areas are now used as performance site and as a reading room.
For the months of July and August, there will be open-air readings in time for the O-Tone Literature Festival.
The MuseumsQuartier in the 7th district covers an area of 640,000 square feet. It has a mix of ancient and modern architecture including art museums such as the Leopold Museum and the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art). The site used to be the former court stables that were renovated in 1998.
MQ is always a busy hub what with restaurants, cafes and shops available in the area. It’s the perfect choice to unwind in an outdoor setting that’s not too crowded. So make sure you drop by this place when you visit Vienna. It’s the favorite go-to place of the young and the cultured.