- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Straddling the southwest section of the Ringstrasse, the MuseumsQuartier is an enormous cultural institution comprised of a number of top-notch museums. If you're interested in art, head to the Leopold Museum, which houses an impressive collection of Austrian masterpieces dating from the 19th century to the present. Next door, the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art) is home to the national collection of 20th-century works by famed artists like Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Adjacent to the MUMOK , the Kunsthalle showcases an ever-rotating collection of avant-garde exhibits.
If art isn't really your passion, you may benefit more from a visit to the Architekturzentrum (Architecture Center). Or, if you're traveling with children, you might like the ZOOM Kinder Museum's interactive displays on everything from life under water to life on the big screen. There is also the Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), which is always a hit with the younger set.
Although these museums rub elbows with one another, admission and hours of operation vary at each of them. For more information, check out the MuseumsQuartier website.