When we say the Museum District in Amsterdam and the Museum Island in Berlin, there is an area called the Museum District where several museums are together in Vienna, as in many countries. MuseumsQuartier Vienna or Museumsplatz Also known as. This is the area in Vienna’s Neubau district, or even the largest cultural center in Vienna. There are 12 large and small museums in the area. Leopold and MUMOK are the museums we would recommend you prioritize.
How to get to Museumsquartier?
As we said, Vienna is a small city, so going everywhere is very practical and fast, whether on foot or by metro or tram. For example, you can walk to the Museum District in 12 minutes from the Rathaus and in 19 minutes from Stephensplatz, one of the most central places in Vienna; This time is much faster if you use public transport, of course, but we always recommend walking or pedaling. In a city like Vienna, which is relatively small and has great architectural buildings, it is most enjoyable to explore everything on foot. For those who still want to use public transportation, we have written the transportation cards below.
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What Museums Are in the Museum District?
As for the question of what is in the Museums Area; There are Leopold Museum, a place called Halle E+G where events such as festivals are held, a theater called Dschungel Wien where various events such as dance, ballet and theater are held, a museum about architecture called Architekturzentrum Wien, the famous MUMOK museum and a children’s museum called ZOOM. Although this area, where many buildings are gathered, is called the Museum Zone, most of the buildings are places where artistic events such as exhibitions, events, theaters and festivals are held. In other words, the cultural center is the right definition for this place. We don’t know how many activities you might like to go to for a few days trip, but if you want to go to which museum, MUMOK and Leopold are modern art museums. But the artifacts at MUMOK are closer to the present day than those at Leopold. That’s why we won’t be able to recommend one to you, it’s entirely up to you. For detailed information about the museums area to their website You can have a look.
Leopold is a museum where examples of Austrian modern art and artists are exhibited. It is not very old compared to other well-known museums because it was opened in 2001. The works of many artists, especially the Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele, are exhibited in the museum, and these works were collected by Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold, and the name actually comes from this. One of the most important features of the museum is that it is the place where most of Egon Schiele’s works are exhibited in the world. Some other artists are Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, Richard Gerstl and Albin Egger-Lienz. In our opinion, it is necessary to see the Museum District, but there is no need to go to every museum. The Leopold Museum can also be a good idea for those interested in modern art.
It is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00 except Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10:00 to 21:00 on Thursdays. It is closed on Tuesdays. You can find the special days when it is closed on this page: www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/visiting/openingtimes Regular ticket price is 13€, 8€ for disabled people, 9€ for students aged 28 and 9.5€ for retirees over 60. Website: www.leopoldmuseum.org/en Location Click for
MUMOK is one of the largest art museums in Europe; Works in classical-modernism and pop-art styles are gathered here. There are works by many artists, both international and Austrian, and this includes special exhibitions and collections of the most well-known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Franz West. Although MUMOK includes old works, it is not a museum far from today, there are also more contemporary artists. Sometimes special exhibitions and events are held at the museum. You can follow these events on their website. At the same time, MUMOK has a library, cafe, and a shop where you can buy souvenirs or museum-related memorabilia.
The museum is open from 14:00 to 19:00 on Mondays, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00 except Thursday, and from 10:00 to 21:00 on Thursdays. The library inside is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 and 16:00. The regular price is 11€, for groups 9€ per person, 8.50€ for people with disabilities and over 65s, 7.50€ for students under 27, free for Vienna Pass holders and young people under 19. Website: www.mumok.at/en Location Click for