MuseumsQuartier, Leopold Museum, exterior shot

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Leopold Museum

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. Also on display are outstanding artifacts of the Wiener Werkstätte, from Josef Hoffmann to Koloman Moser. The light-flooded cube of white shell limestone shows permanent highlights of the collection as well as selected special exhibitions on an area of 5,400 m² over four floors.

Egon Schiele

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.

Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism.

The Fin de Siècle was not only the end of the 19th century. It also literally marked the end an era and was a new beginning in the same breath. It was the birth of Modernism. Which could be seen and sensed, too. Around 1900, Vienna was marked by strong contrasts: splendor and wretchedness, dream and reality, beauty and abyss lay in close proximity to one another. And it was precisely these frictions that led to a turbulent movement of renewal that made Vienna the birthplace of Modernism.

With its permanent exhibition Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism, the Leopold Museum offers an insight into the enormous wealth and variety of artistic and intellectual masterpieces of this epoch. On more than three floors, around 1,300 exhibits fascinate art lovers. In addition to the expected paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs, there are also exhibits made of glass, ceramics, metal, textiles and leather. Jewelry and pieces of furniture can be admired, as can as an entire home furnishing exhibit. An exhibition for everyone wanting to experience Vienna Modernism in Vienna in a modern way.

Tip: Since the end of 2022, the online collection of the Leopold Museum has also allowed you to view the masterpieces online in outstanding image quality. Discover 1,400 works from the museum's own collection as well as privately owned works on permanent loan. The most important paintings, graphics, handicrafts, and much more are presented.

Art lovers also get a taste for things in Café Leopold. After the visit, the stylish location invites you to refresh yourself or enjoy the culinary delights of Asian and Viennese cuisine. The terrace looks out onto the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier. Superb views of the city can be enjoyed from the museum's roof: The MQ Libelle, the publicly accessible roof terrace, is open to visitors from April through October with free admission.

MuseumsQuartier: Overview

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -16%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 15€ / With Vienna City Card: 12,50€ / Vienna City card holders are entitled to use the fast lane at the Leopold Museum

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parkplätze am Areal sind über die Haupteinfahrt / Ecke Volkstheater erreichbar
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      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).

Café Leopold

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

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