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The MuseumsQuartier is a remarkable ensemble of museums, cafes, restaurants and bars inside former imperial stables designed by Fischer von Erlach. This breeding ground of Viennese cultural life is the perfect place to hang out and watch or meet people on warm evenings. With over 90,000 sq metres of exhibition space – including the Leopold Museum, MUMOK, Kunsthalle Wien, Architekturzentrum and Zoom – the complex is one of the world’s most ambitious cultural hubs.

If you're planning on visiting several museums, combined tickets are available from the MQ Point. The MQ Station Ticket (€32) includes entry into every museum (Zoom only has a reduction) and a 30% discount on performances in the Tanzquartier Wien; the MQ Type Ticket (€26) gives admission into the Leopold Museum, MUMOK, Kunsthalle and reduced entry into Zoom, plus a 30% discount on the Tanzquartier Wien.

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Modern-art museum MUMOK contains Vienna’s premier collection of 20th-century art, taking in Fluxus, nouveau realism, pop art and photorealism. Rotating,…

2. Kunsthalle Wien

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Photography, video, film, installations and new media are the focus of programs that run for three to six months at this collection of exhibition halls in…

3. Leopold Museum

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Vienna has ophthalmologist Rudolf Leopold to thank for this splendid museum within the MuseumsQuartier. Leopold was a young student in 1950 when he bought…

4. Zoom


At the MuseumsQuartier's hands-on children's museum, kids can give their creativity free rein in the 'Atelier'. Every six months ‘Exhibition’ stages a new…

5. Architekturzentrum Wien


Architectural developments, both Austrian and international, are showcased during changing exhibitions the Architekturzentrum Wien within the…

6. Naturhistorisches Museum

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7. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

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8. Justizpalast

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Completed in 1881, the Justizpalast is home to the supreme court. It’s an impressive neo-Renaissance building that – as long as you’re not being dragged…