If you’re looking at experiencing different kinds of art in Vienna in just one place, then the MuseumsQuartier Wien is the perfect area to go to. This is one of the world’s 10 biggest cultural complexes, but also a favorite meeting point for Vienna’s hip youth, especially in the summer.
Located around the Museumsquartier are several significant art museums. There’s the Leopold Museum which boasts of having one of the biggest collections of more than 5,000 modern Austrian artworks and has the largest collection of Egon Schiele’s art pieces. Another one is the MUMOK or the Museum of Modern Art which presents a wide range of contemporary art mostly those from Central Europe. The Kunsthalle Wien is another smaller modern art gallery housed in a futuristic factory-like building made of red stones.
If viewing the vast display of artworks is not enough for you, you can also check out the world class and state-of-the-art center for dance called the TanzQuartier. For those into architecture, the Architekturzentrum Wien which opened in 1993 is ideal. It is considered a center for information, research and collection of architecture.
After an enriching art experience, recreation is also possible. The interior plaza of the MuseumQuartier hosts cafes and bars with frequent live music. Summer evenings attract a hip crowd of Vienna’s art students, independent thinkers, and of course tourists, making the Museumsquartier one of Vienna’s favorite flirting zones.
Free Wifi is provided as well.
How To Get To The Museumsquartier
The MQ is located centrally in the first district of Vienna. The easiest way to get there is by UBahn with the U2 line to the station MuseumsQuartier or with the U2 and U3 lines to the station Volkstheater. There is also a parking garage at the MQ.
The MQ is open 24/7.