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Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier)
Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier)

Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier)

Vienna's Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier ranks among the world's largest cultural complexes, housing over 70 facilities. Visit the Leopold Museum, with its sizable collection of Austrian art; the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK; and the Kunsthalle Wien, which holds international contemporary photography, video, and film exhibitions.

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MuseumQuartier, Vienna

The basics

Located just off the famous Ringstrasse to the south of Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna's Museum Quarter was completed in 2001 and covers 645,000 square feet (60,000 square meters), taking over the site of the former imperial stables to encompass a number of cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, and public spaces alongside its many museums and art institutions. A marvel of modern city planning, effortlessly blending baroque and modernist architecture, the MuseumsQuartier is a must for art lovers. Pair a visit here with a city tour to take in the top sights in Vienna like St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hundertwasserhaus, the Vienna State Opera, and the Albertina.

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Things to know before you go

  • With art collections, a children’s museum, and even a dance space, there’s something to keep everyone engaged at this cultural hub.
  • The museums, shops, and other public spaces in the MuseumsQuartier are wheelchair accessible.
  • There’s a lot of ground to cover at the Museum Quarter, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
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How to get there

Vienna's Museum Quarter can be reached on foot from many of the city's main attractions; it is also serviced by the Vienna U-Bahn metro (MuseumsQuartier stop) and tram line 49 (Volkstheater stop). There is an underground parking lot located at Museumsplatz 1.

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When to get there

Each museum and cultural space in the Museum Quarter keeps different hours, so check schedules carefully. The area is a popular meeting spot in the evenings, as well, when the Viennese gather in the outdoor square and its cafés and restaurants.

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The Main Museums in the Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier)

Notable highlights include the Leopold Museum, housing a sizable collection of Austrian art, including the world's largest selection of works by Egon Schiele; the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Central Europe's largest museum of its kind; and the Kunsthalle Wien, where international contemporary photography, video, and film make up the majority of exhibitions. The Vienna Dance Quarter, the Vienna Architecture Center, the Tobacco Museum, and the ZOOM Children's Museum are also located in the district.

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