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Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Egger-Lienz, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol (to name just a few of the big ones), and young contemporary artists from the performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children's culture and digital design literally come to life in this mind-blowing complex of art and culture in the heart of Vienna.

 © MuseumsQuartier Wien / Hertha Hurnaus
© MuseumsQuartier Wien / Hertha Hurnaus
O-Toene literature festival © O-Toene literature festival 2013_1, Eva Ellersdorfer-Meissnerova
O-Toene literature festival © O-Toene literature festival 2013_1, Eva Ellersdorfer-Meissnerova

This is your chance to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most surprising art havens!

Hip, historic, contemporary, communal, and mind-blowing … this is how locals like to describe their gigantic MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MQ).

With nine permanent museums and event halls, a creativity space for 60 or more annual art and culture programs, ten eateries of every foodie’s dream, an urban living space and meeting place for hip culture buffs, the MQ is a favorite hang-out for Viennese locals, and certainly also for every culture and art devotee visiting Vienna!

Opened in 2001, it is one of the world's largest complexes for modern art and culture, covering every important style from performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children's culture to digital culture. This artsy oasis lies in the middle of Vienna and is housed in some of Vienna’s most historic buildings and - how else – is joined with contemporary architecture to create a one-of-a-kind complex for nearly four million visitors a year. Fun-colored and highly creative furniture for seating (locals vote for the furniture color every year) creates a unique living space in its courtyard and invites you to not only take in the unique atmosphere but also kick back and relax form your museum visits. The MQ is also your ideal starting point for many sightseeing activities, such as the nearby Secession, Vienna State Opera, Musikverein, Künstlerhaus, Volkstheater, Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), and Museum of Natural History.

Contemporary galleries, Viennese cafés, the restaurant and bar scene of the Spittelberg neighborhood, and the picturesque arcades, passageways, and plazas in and around the MQ open up entirely new perspectives of Vienna's cityscape for culture lovers.

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