Discover Vienna: The MuseumsQuartier

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The MQ offers an ambiance that fits the urban lifestyle of its visitors: retaining the old, experiencing the new – and enjoying both of them together. Following this principle, a colorful and varied scene developed amid the setting of eminent museums and collections:

After a visit to the Schiele collection, drop by Café Leopold (Su-We 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, Th-Sa 10.00 am – 4.00 pm), which inspires with its own DJ line on occasional evenings. In Café.Restaurant HALLE (10.00 am – 2.00 am daily), you can take a look at the furnishings of Vienna’s trendy bar designers, Eichinger and Knechtl. The MQdaily (Th-Sa 9.00 am – 1.00 am, Mo-We, Su & hols. 9.00 am – 12.00 midnight) invites you to drop by for a short break. The hustle and bustle on the large square can be best followed from here.

Design at the Bar

Worth a look is the presentation of the Corbaci (daily from 10:00 am – midnight) by Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal in the Architekturzentrum. At Kantine (Mon-Wed 9:00 – midnight, Thu-Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 am, Sun, holidays 10:00 am – midnight), right next to a bookshop, visitors can leisurely enjoy the reading matter purchased next door.

About MuseumsQuartier and the Enzi

The MuseumsQuartier opened in 2001. It is amongst the ten biggest cultural areas in the world, and has developed into a regular oasis of culture. The MuseumsQuartier is a popular place to meet, especially in summer. An important contribution to this is made by the colorful outdoor furniture called Enzi, which invites you to relax in the inner courtyard.

In 2002, the Viennese architecture group PPAG was commissioned by the MuseumsQuartier to produce ideas for the design of the inner courtyard. The result was the now familiar Enzis, named after the authorized signatory of the MuseumsQuartier at the time, Daniela Enzi.

Until 2010, the Enzis appeared each year in a different color, from pistachio green to candy shop pink. Every winter, ice palaces were built using the Enzis. In 2005, the cult furniture was even awarded the Adolf Loos National Prize for Design.

As most of the furniture was destroyed in a fire in the winter of 2009, a new generation of the furniture was added in the summer of 2010 in the form of the Enzos. The third generation was launched in the summer of 2013 and is now called MQ Furniture. As ambassadors for Vienna and the MuseumsQuartier, the Enzis also go on trips throughout Europe.

Some Things to Look at:

MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MuseumsQuartier Wien)

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
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