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Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070, Austria
0043 1 52570 1529
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As featured in 3 days in Vienna
Ranked #25 of 408 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure-house of Viennese Jugendstil, the Wiener Werkstätte and Expressionism.It is the most-visited museum of the... more » Owner description: The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure-house of Viennese Jugendstil, the Wiener Werkstätte and Expressionism.It is the most-visited museum of the MuseumsQuartier, and it houses THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND LARGEST EGON SCHIELE COLLECTION IN THE WORLD, as well as masterworks by Secession founder GUSTAV KLIMT.Furthermore, the Leopold Museum - a light-filled cube of white shell limestone - presents a host of objects created by artists of the Wiener Werkstätte ranging from Josef Hoffmann to Kolo Moser. « less
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We try to get a sense of a country or city by visiting art galleries displaying art of the region. The Leopold gallery is not too big so you can see everything without being overwhelmed. We enjoyed learning about Austrian artists. There are also some fantastic views of the city from some windows in the gallery. The Museums Quarter is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We felt the adverts for this place exaggerated the amount of Klimt and Sheile which was actually on display. The rest of the exhibits were OK, but weak in comparison with other European modern art museums.

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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A must for fans of Schiele and very good but not "too loud" museum architecture. Plenty of good stuff for fans of museum shops.

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is one of the most important modern art museums I have seen so far during my travels.The Egon Schile collection is amazing . Highly recommend if you like modern art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Leopold museum is smaller in scale than many others in Vienna which makes a fabulous jewel box of art. The building is itself fantastic. Get the audio tours and you're set. Large collection of Schiele's and Klimt's. There's a lovely cafe there as well for a meal or a drink.

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ApgdIz, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Leopold Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are particularly delighted by the label "fabulous jewel box of art". Next to our permanent collections consisting of the Viennese masters Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka and Moser, we are hosting various temporary exhibitions every year, such as the Alberto Giacometti exhibit opening on October, 17th. This way we have the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I loved it, my husband, not so much. But, I write the reviews, so i call the shots with stars. Excellent collection of mid 19th to pre-WWII Austrian art. The only thing I knew about Klimt was "The Kiss", which always annoyed me because it's just.....everywhere. I was surprised to find out that Klimt was more than just kaleidoscopic splashes... More

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ApgdIz, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Leopold Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for your positive feedback. No doubt that "The Kiss" is one of his masterpieces, but Gustav Klimt was a multifaceted artist whose legacy not only consists of art nouveau paintings and his "Malmosaik" technique, but also paintings influenced by French impressionism and Belgian symbolism, as well as a large variety of outstanding drawings and studies for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

From the beautiful square of the MuseumQuartier, you'll enter a great architectural building. A large cube, filled with light and designed in a very clever way. Five floors full of Austrian art: sketches, paintings and sculptures. One of the highlights is Klimt's Death and Life, the other is simply the view from the top floor: an enormous window, with large... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When we visited, the museum had a World War One display which was really informative. Combined with the exhibits, it added another dimension to the visit, transporting the visitor back to the horrors of war and the bravery of those who participated. It was very nostalgic and well worth a visit on its own. There are a lot of exhibits... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A lot of good art and great stories about the artists were in German and English so easy to follow. Small enough venue to get through the museum without getting overwhelmed.

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This museum is very nice, in particular great for those people who are into Schiele and/or Klimt's work and lives. You also have a very nice view of the roof tops at the MuseumQuartier.

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