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“A Revelation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum
Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070, Austria
0043 1 52570 1529
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Ranked #24 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Museums
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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 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.
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“A Revelation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Leopold has a strong collection of Austrian masters (especially Schiele, some Klimt and some wonderful lesser known, but incredibly talented painters). In addition to the wonderful paintings, the text and annotations are unusually well-done and highly informative, without being the least bit boring. This museum is a special treat amongst the riches of Viennese art offerings.

Visited March 2014
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“Klimt and Schiel... don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited during the "Lang Nacht der Museen".
I don't remember having seen either Klimt or Schiel's original paintings before, and it was a treat.
It has a great deal of their artworks, and I am really happy of having come by.

Visited October 2013
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“Learn about Klimt, Schiele and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Going to this museum was not on my original itinerary for visiting Vienna, but I am so glad that I added it! I got the audio guide and learned quite a bit about work by Klimt, Schiele, but also their contemporaries. The guide made a difference although there is also quite a bit of text on the walls to guide visitors.

The Schiele collection wasn't exactly what I expected, but I enjoyed it regardless. There were quite a few paintings of buildings and urban landscapes. It taught me about aspects of this artist's work previously unfamiliar to me. I got a lot out of this visit and highly recommend the museum.

Visited March 2014
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“Not just Klimt and Schiele!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Passion and grace. A wondrous collection of art that stands on its own merits, also displayed in context of the history of Vienna. That's about all I'll add to the other positive reviews of the Leopold. It's about the only good reason to visit the Museumsquartier. A couple things though- Hang on to your ticket, as you can't enter (or leave- yes really) the washrooms here without it. Also, if like me you prefer to explore a museum's works chronologically, you'd start with the highest numbered rooms on the top floor and work your way down.

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful Gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This gallery has a wonderful retrospective of Egon Schiele's work . The gallery space is fantastic and the pieces are in chronological order, giving an insight into the artists stylistic development. The gallery is home to a number of other Austrian expressionist pieces and artists of the Vienna Succession.

Visited April 2013
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