Roof terrace on the Leopold Museum in the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
© Hertha Hurnaus

A dragonfly lands in the MQ

The new viewing terrace in the MuseumsQuartier (MQ) affords one of the most beautiful views of Vienna city center. The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna lie here at one's feet. Designed by Laurids Ortner, the MQ Libelle is also an architectural highlight. It may not look like a dragonfly, but the shimmering, airiness and lightness could be associated with one. The Austrian artist Eva Schlegel designed the glass façade, which is supplemented by light installations in the shape of a ring by Brigitte Kowanz. The light rings are a sign, visible from afar, that something is happening up here on the roof of the Leopold Museum.

There's something to see here

The MQ Libelle can be accessed free of charge and is intended to be an open place for everyone, just like the MQ. A small kiosk sells refreshments. On the opening days (September 1 to 6), there is a lot of art to see in the MQ main courtyard: a light and sound installation on the façade of the Leopold Museum, during the performance "Libelle Flirr" three trombonists explore the area and form themselves into ever new sound bodies, and in the MQ Artbox Alex Kasses puts the MQ Libelle in a permanent floating state with an installation. Humorous detail on the side: the MQ furniture, the popular outdoor furniture in the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier, is being given the green color tone "Libelle" (dragonfly) this year.

MQ Libelle

Opening on September 1, 2020, open to the public from September 4, 2020
Daily from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm
Supporting program on the opening days: September 1-6, 2020
Winter break from November 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • 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.

       

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