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Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

Monchsberg 32, Salzburg 5020 , Austria
43 662 84 22 20 403
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Ranked #60 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I am not an overly art person but I usually find something I like in an exhibit, not here though. Mainly filled with "Performance Art" and it may be art to the person doing it but not to me watching the results or a video of it. I got in free and it was not worth the time used walking... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped here because of the lovely view. We had already had lunch so decided to just have hot drinks. The restaurant was lovely and is in prime position but we left disappointed with the service and the price. Don't ask for tap water because they still charge you 3 euro. Also the service was so terrible we could have... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The museum is in a superb spot from which you get great views of Salzburg. The exhibitions we saw were challenging and not very rewarding. I love conceptual art but it has to be best quality which I didn't think this was. Also the café is very strange for a modern art gallery. Usually it's an opportunity to be alternative... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very disappointing: two floors of bland exhibits and ripoff restaurant. Terrace in great position overlooking old town but €3.50 for two miniature croissants, and the coffee was cold! Avoid unless you're a really serious art nerd. Free with Salzburgcard thank - god we didn't pay!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's not often that I go to art museum and leave so disappointed as I did at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg. Located on a steep cliff of Monchsberg mountain, the museum can be reached by an elevator built into the mountain. The exhibitions on display at the time I was there, had some of the least interesting, least inspiring art... More

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Brookfield, WI
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lunch at the outside patio must not be missed! The experience is almost surreal with the best view of the Old Town and the fortress! The hike from the fortress to this museum is also impressive. My rating is solely for my experience OUTSIDE of the museum! BUT, avoid seeing the exhibition. It was the most hideous collection that I... More

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Buzau, Romania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the most awful museum I've ever visited and I really enjoy visiting museums. There were 2 horrific collections of so-called modern art. And when I think about the fact that I spent 10 euros on the ticket, it only gets worse. Try to avoid this "landmark" in Salzburg and go elsewhere.

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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It's real shame as the view and building are amazing and so much more could be done with this space. When we visited only 1 floor of exhibits were open which didn't help but I clearly was missing something it was mainly made up of photos of studies carried out in America and not what I thought modern art was... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The exhibits were pretty unbecoming a city of such distinction. The TV monitors showing movement and cryptic drawing were useless.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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124 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For a building in such a beautiful location, with such promise, the exhibitions that were there were a waste of our time. One was films on television about the California prison system, one was photos juxtaposed next to pages of magazine ads comparing them, just to give you an idea. There is an elevator that take you straight up to... More

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