New ideas grow from historical foundations. Built in the early eighteenth century as Vienna’s imperial stables and expanded through the addition of modern buildings when the MuseumsQuartier was created, the mix of baroque and contemporary architecture symbolizes the distinctive character of the complex. Today the MuseumsQuartier is a platform for cutting-edge artistic creation, new discourses, and the exchange of ideas.
Cultural workers, creative entrepreneurs, artists, the Viennese public, visitors from all over the world: the MuseumsQuartier is used by a whole host of different people. They all make the MuseumsQuartier what it is today – a pulsating, cosmopolitan, and forward-looking cultural district with a feel-good factor. The MuseumsQuartier is a place of encounter. The site is open around the clock and entry is free; there are no gates and no barriers. The world-famous MQ furniture in the courtyards invites visitors to hang out, relax, and chat. And the many cafés and restaurants offer a wide range of culinary options.
This means that the MQ creates opportunities for dialogue between the Viennese public, international guests, artists, and many others. The people who come together here create a climate of cosmopolitanism and creativity. The MuseumsQuartier Wien is an art space, a creative space, and a living space.
Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria