MuseumsQuartier in Vienna

The MuseumsQuartier Wien claims to be “one of the largest art and culture complexes in the world.” It opened in 2001 in a group of 18th and 19th century buildings that once served as the Imperial Stables.

(Imagine these monumental buildings and courtyards full of horses — hundreds of horses.)

Halls E and G, and Kunsthalle Wien

Here are the entrances to Halls E and G of the MuseumsQuartier, and the modern art museum Kunsthalle Wien. Hall E is where I later saw the opera Pallas Athene weint by Ernst Krenek (1900-1991). Note the horses’ heads above the doors.

Vienna CityBike station at Museumsplatz

The CityBike station 701, Museumsplatz, is located just a few steps away from the southeast corner of the MuseumsQuartier. The building in the background, just across the street, is the Museum of Art History (KHM).

MuseumsQuartier as seen from Maria-Theresien-Platz

In addition to several museums, the MuseumsQuartier includes an architecture center, a design forum, several performance halls and a space called “Q21”, which “is home to around 50 initiatives, associations, agencies, and editorial offices working in the field of culture”, according to the city’s website.

My photos in this post are from 2016. I revised the text in 2021.

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4 thoughts on “MuseumsQuartier in Vienna”

  1. I have happy memories of an afternoon spent here with our Austrian friends on our last visit, the day after the lovely wedding of their daughter 🙂

  2. One of my favorite places with lots of memory. The building was originally intended to be used for a different purpose and I am so glad that it has become a museum.

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