Lifestyle & Scene in Vienna
Vienna is a city of many facets. Trendy clubs, "young" galleries, modern architecture and stylish shops are as much Vienna as the state opera, concert halls, the large museums, the splendid buildings and the nostalgic shops.
Summer in the Museumsquartier Vienna
Numerous events will be held in the MuseumsQuartier throughout the summer starting on 8 May. Cultural enjoyment is celebrated here alongside joie de vivre.
Vienna's MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the ten biggest cultural areas in the world. The mix of large museums, small cultural initiatives and trendy restaurants is a success story. The outdoor season starts this year on 8 May 2013 with the SummerOpening: From 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm, all institutions in the MuseumsQuartier open their doors and can be visited for free. In addition to the current exhibitions, visitors can go on special tours and attend workshops. The SummerOpening on 8 May also includes a concert with Naked Lunch and performances in the courtyards.
Until the beginning of October, the main courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier draws visitors with a boules area, cozy guest gardens, cool weekend sounds by DJs as well as the stylish summer furniture Enzis and Enzos to relax on. New this year is the Aquadrome, at which boat races are organized in the pool.
The courtyards and passageways of the MuseumsQuartier are particularly in focus during Summer in the MQ this year. Two passageways will be converted into new micro-museums, which dedicate themselves to the topics of "Performance" (performed by the Tanzquartier) and "Reading room". From 11 May to 16 June, as part of the Vienna Festival, there is an exhibition course on the topic "Unrest of Form", where MuseumsQuartier, Secession and Academy of Fine Arts bustle on certain dates with artistic interventions, concerts and performances.
The O-Töne Literature Festival organizes first-class open-air readings again in July and August. Film fans can look forward to special film nights and digital culture from 12 July at the frame[o]ut Film Festival. In addition, numerous events will take place with performances and first-class street theater.
(Foto: Gian Marco Castelberg)
MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MuseumsQuartier Wien)