Vienna offers a fascinating interplay between the elegantly old and the vibrantly new. As you stroll through the city, you find yourself passing both traditional buildings and striking contemporary architecture. Art lovers will also find a buzzing artistic scene that constantly surprises with fresh ideas.
Even the lively street life in Vienna gives a hint of its rich culture and modern flair.
If you want to experience modern Vienna, plan a trip to the MuseumsQuartier or Museum Quarter (MQ) near the popular shopping street of Mariahilfer Straße. It is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world and offers, in addition to museums such as the famous Leopold Museum, a variety of restaurants and cool bars.
In this vibrant district you will find people of all ages mingling amid baroque and modern architecture.
This famous architecture center in Vienna offers exhibitions and events as well as exciting city tours where you can actively experience the past 100 years of Viennese architecture.
One of these tours takes you through the history of Viennese design. It starts with the American Bar designed by Adolf Loos, follows up with Otto Wagner’s modernist Postsparkasse, and ends with legendary shop interiors, trendy bars and significant new works of architecture like – of course – Jean Nouvel’s Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel.