1 Museumsplatz, Vienna, Austria
Leopold Museum Vienna Reviews
Leopold Museum Jun 11, 2009
The Leopold Museum is in the Museums Quarter in Vienna. It costs just under 10 Euros and there is a discount for Vienna Card holders. The museum (although not necessarily the upstairs part of the cafe) would be fully accessible to buggies and wheelchairs.
The collection of the museum is mainly early twentieth century, particularly focussing on the works of Egon Schielle, and some of the Jugenstyle (Art Nouveau era) artists. For me, this was fascinating; it isn't an era really focussed on by most of the museums I've been to before. For example, I had no idea that there was such a thing as Jugenstyle landscapes; I was familiar with the flowers and the advertising posters, but not the actual art.
The light is excellent and the collection is well hung, with lots of space to see things properly. It is also a much bigger museum than it looks, with two levels underground as well. All of the signs are in English as well as German, which is by no means universal in the city. Aspects of the history of the art is covered too; it is funny to think that at the time, Jugenstyle was a rebellious style to be involved with.
I would definately recommend this museum.
There is also a very nice cafe, with decent prices and service, and an outdoor bar in the evenings.
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