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Traditional museums

Wien Museum

Wien Museum is a general-purpose metropolitan museum with a wide range of collections and exhibitions – from the history of the city to art, fashion and modern culture, from the earliest settlements to the present day. Because of its general approach and interdisciplinary potential, it occupies a unique position among Vienna’s museums. It has sites throughout the city. Taking the city of Vienna as a model, it explores the general theme of social, cultural and urban change in comparison with other cities.

 

Albertina

The Albertina is one of the most frequented museums of Austria and a highlight for all visitors of Vienna. It is the objective of its tourism department to offer decision-makers in the travel industry information and support so that every visit to the museum will become a complete success.

 

Belvedere

The Belvedere’s two magnificent palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, were built in the 18th century as the summer residence for the important general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). He chose one of the most outstanding Baroque architects Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt (1668-1745). The palaces with their extensive gardens are considered to be one of the world’s finest Baroque landmarks. Momentous events have taken place in the Upper Belvedere’s Marble Hall and from here there is a spectacular view of Vienna.

Young and hip museums

MQ

Opened in 2001, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the world‘s largest complexes for modern art and culture. It offers a wide variety of programs and events, from performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theatre, dance, literature, and children‘s culture to digital culture. It is an art space with a total of nine permanent museums and exhibition and event halls, an urban living space and meeting place for people interested in culture in Vienna, and a creativity space for the 60 or so art and culture initiatives based in quartier21.

 

Kunsthalle

The KUNSTHALLE Wien is the exhibition institution of the City of Vienna for international contemporary art. It established itself as one of the most vital facilities for contemporary art in Vienna at two locations in the centre of the city (Karlsplatz and the MuseumsQuartier). In the interest of an expanded understanding of art, the Kunsthalle Wien emphasizes cross-genre, cross-border trends in the arts.

 

mumok (Museum of Modern Art)

Since its founding, the mumok has set out to preserve, expand and exhibit its collection of 20th and 21st century art while at the same time supporting current and innovative research and museological methods. One of the most important objectives has been and continues to be to convey the historical and theoretical framework of art to the public through fostering dis­course in the form of publications and academic events.

Library

Universitätsbibliothek
Lothringerstraße 18, 1030 Wien

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Musiksammlung)
Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Bibliothek der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Bösendorferstraße 12, 1010 Wien

Hauptbibliothek
Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Wien