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Kunsthalle Wien: Home of contemporary art

Vienna, as an artistic capital, has exhibitions in palaces, cultural centres or modern galleries. This also includes the "Kunsthalle Wien". It concentrates on international contemporary art and presents it in innovative formats. You will find far more than just canvases to marvel at here. Get inspired to actively engage and analyse. The Kunsthalle Wien is a must-see for art connoisseurs.

Woman at Kunsthalle Vienna

What makes the Kunsthalle Wien special?

The Kunsthalle Wien occupies a pre-eminent position among the city's art venues: It is the only institution in Vienna that does not have its own collection. Temporary exhibitions by internationally renowned artists are shown at regular intervals instead. There’s so much more to enjoy than just painted canvases. The Kunsthalle Wien sees itself as a place of experimentation that encourages reflection and questioning.
People in a museum

Kunsthalle Wien: Experience art in a variety of ways

Kunsthalle Wien also offers guided tours on Sundays for its temporary exhibitions. There are also regular events such as lectures, discussion panels and film screenings. Even though the museum opens its doors and welcomes art lovers again, the Kunsthalle Wien still offers "Online Art Talks". Current exhibitions are presented here, and people are invited to exchange ideas. Not just to learn more about the artists, but also to better understand the world today through art. The offer is valid for groups up to a maximum of 14 people. All that is required is internet access, as the art talks themselves are free of charge.
Kunsthalle Wien at Karlsplatz

Visit the Kunsthalle Wien

The Kunsthalle Wien is spread over two locations. It is located in the popular Museumsquartier in the 7th district and on Karlsplatz in the 1st district - in the immediate vicinity of Esperanto Park. The Kunsthalle am Karlsplatz was opened in 1992 and rebuilt in 2001. The unusual thing about it: despite the name, it is not a hall but a glass cube. This was originally only erected temporarily, but has remained in place to this day.
Kunsthalle Wien then opened in the Museumsquartier in 2001. Both locations have adjacent restaurants with regional menus. After exploring  the art-filled halls, you can grab a bite to eat at the HEUER on Karlsplatz or at the Halle in the Museumsquartier.  The square on Museumsquartier is a popular place to enjoy the atmosphere and let time drift away, particularly in summer.
The Kunsthalle Wien is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday between 11 am and 7 pm. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is always free at the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz.

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