The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure-trove of Viennese art nouveau, the Vienna Workshop and of the Expressionist period. As the most-visited museum in the most fashionable cultural place in the city, the MuseumsQuartier, it houses the most important and largest Egon Schiele collection in the world as well as masterpieces by the founder of the Vienna Secession movement, Gustav Klimt. In addition, the Leopold Museum is also showing exhibits of the Vienna Workshop from Josef Hoffmann to Koloman Moser, which are considered to be unique artworks of international design history.
42 paintings, 187 original graphics (drawings and colored sheets) and manuscripts (letters, etc.) by Egon Schiele can be marveled at in the Leopold Museum. Many of his principal works, such as the "Self-portrait with physalis" and the "Portrait of Wally Neuzil", are owned by the Leopold Museum. In the 1950s, its founder, Rudolf Leopold, started collecting large quantities of the extraordinary works of the early Expressionist Egon Schiele. Schiele, who died at just 28 years of age, left behind a considerable body of work, which can be experienced here at close range.
The architecture of the museum forms an exciting contrast to the ensemble of the former imperial court stables: It presents itself as a light-flooded cube of white shell limestone. The panoramic windows of the museum offer a unique view of the Vienna city centre, with Maria Theresien-Platz and the Imperial Palace. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are continuous special exhibitions in the new building, which is covered in white limestone (5400 square meters exhibition area on four floors). Café Leopold offers refreshments after a visit as well as culinary delights of Asian and Viennese cuisine. The terrace looks out onto the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier.
Leopold MuseumMuseumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2€ off
- Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
- We, 10:00 - 18:00
- Th, 10:00 - 21:00
- Fr - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- Open daily from June to August
- no steps (Double swinging doors )
- 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.
4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.
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).
- Main entrance