Sunday 19 August 2007

Sunday at the MuseumsQuartier

The MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. But above all, it is a forward-looking, inner-city cultural district that will have an enormous impact on future trends. The MuseumsQuartier unites baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions of all sizes, various disciplines of art, and recreational facilities in a single spectacular location.

The exceptional location in the heart of the city also offers all the advantages of an inner city cultural district. Terrace cafés, oases of green, bars, shops, and bookstores provide for a well-balanced infrastructure in the 60,000 square meter complex in the middle of an extraordinary setting.

Quoted from
Baroque Meets Cyberspace
on the MuseumsQuartier Wien website.

Glacis Beisl's walnut tree garden
Museumsplatz 1
7th District Vienna MuseumsQuartier

The restaurant "Glacis Beisl",
with its shady garden, hidden away
in the MuseumsQuarter's "Hof 5",
offers a "place in the countryside",
a cool respite from the summer heat
under tall leafy trees,
without having to leave the city.

Walking up the stairs
to the left of the MUMOK building,
(Museum of modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna)
past the elevator at the top of the stairs and through the underpassage, and down another flight of stairs, you'll see the huge blackboard with its menue to your left
and the entrance to your right.
(click here for more information and a map of the MuseumsQuartier).

Leisurely Sunday lunch
in Glacis Beisl's beautiful garden

Glacis Beisl

Drinking coffee at the museum

Art installation in Hof 7
(Courtyard of the Architekturzentrum Wien)
of the MuseumsQuartier.

Looking up
Architekturzentrum's courtyard

Café-Restaurant UNA
In the Architekturzentrum's courtyard

Finally, coffee!

For more images from the MuseumsQuartier
throughout the year,
click here, please!
(Yes, I know, this post will be the first one
to be shown once you click, but scrolling down,
you'll discover the other posts as well.
If anybody knows how to avoid
this repetition,
I'd be very grateful to learn
about it


While I was quite happy
about having lunch at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier,
I sure would have loved to visit Crane's Beach,
an hour north of Boston,
The Best Summer Days — Les meilleurs jours de l’été
Do I have to comment on that destination?


  1. What a sunny Sunday! You are lucky.
    How I long to drink a coffee outdoors!
    I loved surfing around Glacis Beisl. The screens are so unusual. Great music too.

  2. So many choices!
    Cranes beach or the MuseumsQuartier this morning..
    Where do I go???

  3. CREAM:
    Thank you! :-)
    You seem to have a really bad summer, up there, I am so sorry.
    The Glacis Beisl's website (the foto album, if you other visitors haven't looked yet, is stunning) does justice to that great "little" place (the food's very good there too *g*). Isn't that shadow play in the interior interesting? The music is an old Viennese song, great that you like it. ;-)

    There's a cafe' only a few steps away, at the MuseumsQuarier's Leopold Museum, that offers great breakfasts, with waffles and the like. Haven't been there (me not being a breakfast person), but have heard only raves about it, from visitors and Viennese alike.
    That way, you could jet over to Crane Beach right after breakfast, for a picnic lunch. How 'bout that? :-)

  4. The summer looks so gorgeous there . It will be one of my next destination.

  5. Do you happen to know the name of the tree in the top picture? I don't happen to recognise it.

  6. Mélanie:
    I agree with you, Mélanie, I love the almost Mediterranean flair (so many Italian artists have left their imprint with buildings, sculptures, gardens) and the joie de vivre (where else do actual business meetings happen in coffee houses? *g*).

    I think it is a Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust). ;-)

  7. Great post, Merisi. I like so much the photo Art installation in Hof 7. Just amazing!

  8. I like the photo with the children sitting alone at the table like little adults. A new place to add to my ever growing list of places to visit.

  9. Merisi, you are a bad influence on me. I might not read you blog again if you keep doing things like that.


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