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MuseumsQuartier: Art & Joie Vivre

One of the largest art and culture complexes in the world sits like an urban living room in the heart of Vienna. Combining art and living space, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is ideal for people watching in the outdoor cafes surrounding the open space.

MQ Main Courtyard © Herta Hurnaus
MQ Main Courtyard © Herta Hurnaus
MQ Main Courtyard © Herta Hurnaus
MQ Main Courtyard © Herta Hurnaus
MQ Panorama © Herta Hurnaus
MQ Panorama © Herta Hurnaus

One of the largest art and culture complexes in the world sits like an urban living room in the heart of Vienna. Combining art and living space, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is an oasis of calm.

This young, vibrant and creative atmosphere draws an eclectic mix to the relaxing outdoor cafes and restaurants surrounding the open space. You might try the Café Restaurant.HALLE for contemporary or Café-Restaurant CORBACI for Austrian cuisine.

Of course, you should visit the numerous museums surrounding the plaza which was the former imperial riding stables. Don’t miss f.e. the Leopold Museum which includes the world’s largest and most important holdings of masterpieces by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) alongside highlights of Art Nouveau and Classical Modernism.

The museum moderner kunst stiftung Ludwig wien (mumok) is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art in Central Europe. Numerous cultural events use this wonderful space as their stage throughout the year and take place in the MQ courtyards.

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