The avant garde Museumsquartier (“Museum Quarter”) is hidden behind an innocuous facade on the Ringstrasse. Inside the complex are modern art museums, cafés, dance centers, production studios, spitting fountains, oversized loungers, and sleeping students. Think of a giant nursery school playroom and you won’t be far off.
Anything can happen in the Museumsquartier. You might be serenaded by pink-wigged opera students or accosted by tattooed backpackers looking for weed. If you’re not interested in the Schieles and Klimts at the Leopold Museum, or your head is buzzing from the Warhols and the Lichtensteins at the MUMOK, grab a drink and put your feet up on the furniture.