MuseumsQuartier, central courtyard

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Summer in the MuseumsQuartier

Of course, the MuseumsQuartier is in every tourist guide. But the Viennese like the former imperial court stables as well, where they meet up in summer to chat, hang out, drink beer, and play boules. The MuseumsQuartier has turned into the open-air living room of the city. Lounging on the famous MQ furniture – which comes in a different color every year – and just looking skywards. This is called relaxing the Viennese way.

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 and restaurants is a success story. After visiting a museum, you can find yourself a cozy spot in the convivial dining gardens or on the stylish MQ furniture in the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier, play a round of boules or enjoy an ice cream from Veganista.

MQ Summer Stage

Between the end of May and September, a large number of events and concerts will be held on the new, green Summer Stage in the MuseumsQuartier. The stage is enclosed by an urban garden with an abundance of plants. Highlights from the program include:

  • May 23, 2024 at 7.30 pm: The season kicks off with a performance by artist Albert Mayr
  • June 4, 2024 at 7.00 pm: MQ Pride Night
  • June 7, 2024 at 8.00 pm: MQ Summer Festival with Cari Cari live

MQ Libelle viewing terrace

The MQ Libelle affords the best views of the city. The roof terrace atop the Leopold Museum is accessible to the public via two elevators. There are lots of seating areas, and a small kiosk called "Zur Libelle" serves champagne meatloaf and drinks. From April, the MQ Libelle is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.

The mini-golf sculpture park MQ Amore is also popular. On the square in front of the MQ, artists have created twelve sculptures in the form of mini-golf courses. Open until October, Mo-Fr 12.00 noon - 10.00 pm, Sa-Su & hols. 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

MQ Libelle, MuseumsQuartier
© WienTourismus/Julius Hirtzberger

Looking at art & film

Numerous museums in the MQ invite you to pay them a visit: the Leopold Museum owns the world's largest Egon Schiele collection, there's contemporary art at the mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna and at the Kunsthalle Wien. The Austrian Architecture Museum is also exciting.

The O-Töne Literature Festival organizes high-caliber open-air readings every Thursday from 11 July to 29 August, 2024. Movie fans also get their money's worth: The frame[o]ut film festival provides audiovisual surprises on the outdoor summertime movie screen in the MQ from July 12 to August 31, every Friday and Saturday at 10.00 pm.

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -21%

      Additional information on the offer:

      FAB 5 Combiticket includes the visit to Architekturzentrum Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, Leopold Museum, mumok und frei_raum Q21 /

      Normal price: 35€ /
      VCC price: 27,50€ /
      Savings in Euro: 7,50€

      Online ticket: https://shop.mqw.at/produkt/fab-5/?lang=en

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • 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). 
 Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.

MQ Libelle

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • 01 March to 31 October
    • We - Mo, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Access to the terrace is free of charge and can be accessed via two outdoor lifts on the east side of the Leopold Museum.

      Last ascent at 21.30h

      Guide and assistance dogs are permitted.

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