Kunsthalle Wien

The "Kunsthalle" Art Gallery of Vienna is an exhibition hall for contemporary art that started in 1992 with a yellow container on Karlsplatz. In 2001 the building was opened as part of the "MuseumsQuartier", which includes parts of the former stables from 1725.





Leopold Museum

The art collector Rudolf Leopold discovered the work of "Egon Schiele" and contributed 5,000 works of art to the "Leopold Museum". The collection has a focus on art between the 19th century and 1945.





mumok Stiftung Ludwig

The museum of modern art "mumok" has a large collection of famous artists such as Picasso and Warhol, but also exhibits artists of Viennese Actionism and current media art. The mumok was designed by Ortner + Ortner Baukunst and completed with the Vienna MuseumsQuartier in 2001. The outside of the museum is clad in basalt lava and looks like a dark block that has been sanded off on the top.





Vienna Secession

In the Art Nouveau building by Joseph Maria Olbrich there are exhibitions of contemporary art organized by the Vienna Secession Artists Association, founded in 1889. Above the entrance is written in golden letters: Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit. (Lettime its art. Let art its freedom). The Vienna Secession is independent and run by artists. This independence from state and church allows the Secession to exhibit politically controversial topics.


Friedrichstr. 12



Kunsthistorisches Museum

In addition to the Egyptian-Orental Collection and the Collection of Antiquities, the museum impresses through the Picture Gallery with works by Dürer, Cranach, Velásquez, Rembrandt, Raphael and many other famous painters.





Gartenpalais Liechtenstein

The private art collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein offers works of art from the early Renaissance to the Biedermeier period. The collection also features pompous weapons, ivory works, furniture and what wealthy princes considered valuable at the time. 


Fürstengasse 1



Map Museums in Wien


Travel Guide Vienna

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

There are many large and famous museums in Vienna. An ensemble in the middle of the city was added in 2001 called the MuseumsQuartier "MQ". Historic buildings were converted into art halls and new modern museums were built on the site of the former court stables. Many cafes and restaurants make the area interesting for relaxing and enjoying. The center of the quarter is the large "Hof 1" square.

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