Category Archives: Museums Quarter

The theatre, the breakfast, the museum, and the coffeehouse


Last Sunday, some friends and I took a stroll from the English Theatre round to the Museum Quarter. Zigzagging through the quiet
streets gave us a chance to enjoy some of the local architecture, as well as building up an appetite before settling down to a rather relaxing breakfast in the Museums Quarter (MQ). After which we intended taking a look at the works of some of
Austria’s most famous artists at the Leopold Museum before returning in the theatre in the afternoon.

Having dropped H off at the English Theatre, for the dress rehearsal of the English Youth Theatres musical production of the Wizard of Oz, we set off taking a roundabout route  through the 8th and into the 7th District with the promise of a late breakfast at one of the MQ’s restaurants:

http://www.englishtheatre.at/

Halle at the MQ:

The MQ and the Leopold Museum:

After Klimt and Schiele at the Leopold we returned to our walk:

And finally ….coffee at Elles Coffeehouse

 

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Vienna – summer party season in full swing


Most cities can keep you well entertained and active, but in Vienna the culture and leisure options are such that whatever time of year or whatever your preferences you’ll rarely find yourself with nothing to do.  This is a city which takes music, art, food
and drinks seriously. Here are a few of the events and activities taking place over the summer:

This weekend Vienna’s inner city is being transformed into a big open-air party

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=224299954251887

For a little wine with your DJ’s

http://www.wien.info/en/lifestyle-scene/wine-sound-sunset

Or the Museums Quarter’s summer long 10th birthday celebration

http://www.wien.info/en/lifestyle-scene/summer-mq

How about Europe’s largest free party, which takes place on the Danube Island

http://www.wien.info/en/lifestyle-scene/danube-island-festival

Alternatively there’s the Vienna Festival – showing 41 productions of contemporary stage art.

http://www.wien.info/en/music-stage-shows/vienna-festival

On the other hand there’s always the option of the beach bar

http://www.wien.info/en/lifestyle-scene/party-locations-summer

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Summer in Vienna 2011 – Things I should really do (1)


I really should…..spend more time in the Museums Quarter:

http://www.wien.info/en/lifestyle-scene/summer-mq

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