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Home of the Habsburgs, the capital of classical music, and the multicultural melting pot of Mitteleuropa, Vienna is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Its slow-paced life, architectural variety, and intensely seasonal cultural and gastronomic pleasures make Vienna an ideal destination for visitors. Get ready for balmy summer evenings at wine taverns, mugs of mulled wine at Christmas markets, and strolls through historic streets.

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Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum

Famous Schiele and fin-de-siècle Vienna

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Rudolf Leopold’s collection of late 19th-early 20th century Austrian painting was sold to the state in the mid-‘90s and this museum was built to house it. It includes the largest Egon Schiele collection ever assembled, and paintings by Klimt and Kokoschka.

Works are beautifully hung and complemented by Jugendstil (art nouveau) artefacts of the period. The museum is known as much for its glorious collection as for the controversy that hangs over it. Some of the artworks were looted from Jewish homes during World War II and the bitter issue of restitution for the families is still unresolved; the museum was in the news in late 2008 when a protest group roped off the entrance with barrier tape reading ‘Art Crime Scene’.

Leopold Museum
Museumsplatz 1/5 1, Wien, 1070 Vienna
Phone
+43 1 525700
Email
office@leopoldmuseum.org
Website
www.leopoldmuseum.org
Hours
Mon, Wed - Sun: 10am-6pm