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MuseumsQuartier, central courtyard

Summer in the MQ

Vienna's MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the biggest cultural areas in the world. The mix of large museums, small cultural initiatives and trendy bars is a success story. The outdoor season starts this year on 12 May with the SummerOpening. From 3.00 pm, visitors can rummage for bargains at the cultural flea market in the main courtyard of the MQ while listening to the sounds of the DJs.

Opening concerts and free admission

Admission to all museums and cultural institutions in the MQ is free after 5.00 pm. In addition to the current exhibitions, visitors can look forward to special tours and workshops for children. The opening is celebrated with two open-air concerts in the main courtyard: There is a live gig by the band A Life A Song A Cigarette at 7.00 pm followed by a combined performance by the bands Ash My Love and BulBul at 8.00 pm. Until the end of September, the inner courtyards of the MuseumsQuartier draw visitors with a boules area, cozy guest gardens, cool weekend sounds by DJs as well as the stylish MQ furniture to relax on. The Aquadrome also starts on 12 May and invites people to boat races on the pond.

The O-Töne Literature Festival organizes first-class open-air readings again in July and August. Film fans also get their money's worth in July and August: The frame[o]ut festival provides audiovisual surprises on the outdoor cinema screen in the MQ on 18 evenings during the summer.

The entire program can be found at

Summer in the MQ

12 May - end of September 2016

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 10 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G).

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs. 6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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