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Overlooking the Danube, the rectangular glass-and-steel Lentos is strikingly illuminated by night. The gallery guards one of Austria's finest modern-art collections, including works by Warhol, Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka and Lovis Corinth, which sometimes feature in the large-scale exhibitions. Download Lentos' app from the website, or rent a multimedia guide (€2).

Regular guided tours in German and 30-minute guided tours in English at 4pm on the first Saturday of the month are included in admission.

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