The Leopold Museum is a new building situated in Vienna’s most sought-after cultural area – the Museum Quarter. It houses one of the most important collections of Austrian art, focusing on the second half of the 19th century and subsequent Modernism. The core collection of the museum is based on the private collection of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold. Altogether, there are 6,000 artworks, including the world-famous works by Gustav Klimt, the founder of the Art Nouveau movement; the largest collection of works by Egon Schiele; and a collection of Wiener Werkstätte artworks by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. The panoramic windows of the Leopold Museum offer a unique view of Vienna’s city centre with the Hofburg Palace. There is also a shop with souvenirs and the Café Leopold with a terrace. Cars can be parked in the parking garage right in front of the main entrance to the Museumsquartier. It is open 24/7.
Useful information for visitors
Public transport connections
The closest public transport stops near the Leopold Museum:
- Volkstheater (U3, U2) metro station, bus and tram stops
- MuseumsQuartier metro station (U3, U2)
- Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring bus and tram stops
Opening hours and admission
For up-to-date information about the admission fees and opening hours of the Leopold Museum, visit the official website. Several times a week, special tours guided by an artist are organised in the museum, focusing on special collections. The number of visitors is limited and advance booking is not possible. For more information, visit the official website here.
Interesting facts about Leopold Museum
The Leopold Museum displays 42 paintings and 187 original graphics and manuscripts by Egon Schiele. The museum also owns many of his key works, such as the Self-Portrait with Physalis and the Portrait of Wally Neuzil. The exhibition also includes original pieces of furniture, parts of rooms and personal items of various artists. In 2018, the Leopold Museum obtained the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for having been a unique attraction with the best reviews in the long term.