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Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

Monchsberg 32, Salzburg 5020 , Austria
43 662 84 22 20 403
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Type: Art Museums
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135 reviews 135 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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123 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Museum is in the most amazing location and we had lunch at the restaurant before visiting the exhibition. The first part of the exhibition is OK, but not exceptional. The museum was virtually deserted and as we wandered around it quickly became apparent why. The Viennese Actionism part of the exhibition was disgusting and we couldn't wait to get... More

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I kinda liked the building with the huge staircases, but the exhibitions weren't really that interesting for me. Maybe it would help to reserve one floor for a permanent exhibition, so you can serve people with different tastes. Also, the locker system isn't great. Why not do the good old coin/key system? Why try to "modernize" with the pin system?... More

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Perth, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After being somewhat confused as to how to get in and out of the various areas, I was fortunate that one of the security guards felt sorry for me and let me back in! Outdoors - the walk around the grounds is a must do - the view is fantastic! I enjoyed the exhibition too, but I enjoyed being outdoors... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We tried to go to the Salzburg Fortress but just wanted the view and didn't have time to see the exhibits, so we decided to go to the Monchsberg Lift, which is inside the Monchsberg Museum of Modern Art. It was only 3 euros a person to go up and down and was totally worth it. There are tons of... More

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