Courageous Architecture in a historical Context
"Art enjoyment and lust for life" is how the MuseumsQuartier Wien describes itself. It thus has the most essential things in common with the Altstadt Vienna. Within only 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel, one encounters an exciting urban space, an art space, a creative space, and a living space.
With around 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is not only one of the world's largest art and cultural areas, but also an oasis of peace and relaxation in the middle of the city with its courtyards, cafés and stores. The combination of art and living space and the mix of historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries together with contemporary museum architecture create a unique atmosphere and make the MQ a popular place for both Viennese and tourists from all over the world. At the MuseumsQuartier, art creation and art experience as well as leisure activities and recreation grow together into an inseparable unit.
Most striking are the large new buildings in the MQ main courtyard, for which the architects Laurids and Manfred Ortner are responsible: the Leopold Museum, the museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien (mumok) and the Kunsthalle wien behind the former Winterreithalle. These buildings have a special relationship to each other and relate as much to the urban situation of the city center and the 7th district behind it as they do to the differences in content of the institutions they house.
Want to see how a patrician house from 1902 is reloaded in Altstadt Vienna? See here.