In the heart of the city, the 300-year history of the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna's top museum complex, starts in the early 18th century when it was commissioned as a grand imperial stable building with a 400-metre wide Baroque facade. After being used as a fair and exhibitions venue, it was finally renovated and turned into a new centre for modern art in 2001. At 90,000 square metres and housing 60 cultural institutions the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest such cultural hotspots in the world – yet is also an oasis of calm in the busy city. Here, art meets space and creates a unique atmosphere that makes the large courtyard such an excellent spot for events.
What does MuseumsQuartier Wien have in store for the throngs of visitors heading this way in winter 2018? The party starts on November 8, with the innovative and energetic stylings of Gewürztraminer and Gemischter Satz providing the perfect soundtrack to kick things off. Everything we have come to know and love about Vienna in winter is here, but the quarter’s commitment to innovation and change means visitors can expect plenty of surprises and treats hidden within the lights, trees, drinks and food, oh lord that magical food. All the flavours of Vienna will be here, just follow your nose and the impatient rumbling in your stomach.
For the first time ever the winter extravaganza will take place under a protective winter sky, sheltering pilgrims from the winter weather and providing another canvas for the vibrant light shows of Lichttapete. Another new introduction is the WinterWAMP International Design Market, a mecca of creativity and style that will see new designers featured every week. Combine this with the daily concerts, live music, light installations and other cultural events, and you have a winter wonderland well worth getting excited about. Pay special attention to the trees too, as you might just find a special message waiting to be discovered.
Food, drink, entertainment, creativity, romance, souvenirs, lights, micro-extreme bowling and a whole lot more — does it get any better than Vienna at Christmas? Keep an eye on the websitewww.mqw.at for an up to date schedule of other special events and concerts.
Winter Im MQ is open from November 8-December 23, 16:00-23:00 Mon-Fri, 14:00-23:00 Sat, Sun.