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“Shiele and Klimt marvels” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum
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US$22.50*
and up
MuseumsQuartier Duo Entrance Ticket
Ranked #23 of 556 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure-house of Viennese Jugendstil, the Wiener Werkstätte and Expressionism. It is the most-visited museum of the city's hottest cultural site, the MuseumsQuartier, and it houses the most significant and largest Egon Schiele collection in the world, as well as masterworks by Secession founder Gustav Klimt. Tip: The museum's panorama windows offer a wonderful view of central Vienna with Maria Theresa Square and the Hofburg Palace.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Shiele and Klimt marvels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

great collection of famous art work and lots to discover about the art and its part in the history of Vienna. Affordable entry price, and plenty to see.

Visited June 2014
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“Small But Good For Schiele And Klimt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Leopold is famous for its Egon Schiele paintings and does have a very good collection of these although those in the Belvedere are very good too. There are also several Gustav Klimt paintings and Klimt’s Death and Life was for us the highlight of this small museum.

Unlike the Belvedere, the use of cameras is permitted and the Leopold also has a small café which we found to be reasonably price and offering tasty food.

Visited April 2014
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Graz, Austria
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“Fix some details”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a huge museum and there are some great paintings I think everyone can enjoy. Klimt's Death and Life was my favorite.

I didn't take the audio guide so I can't say anything about that except that they really should keep a line specifically for audio guides only. Otherwise what's the point in buying tickets online if you then have to stand in line for the audio guide?

What I really didn't get was the ticket checkpoint at the café. OK, so if you leave the café and reenter the museum you want to check people's tickets. Got it. But why would you check tickets when entering the café? Makes no sense. Also, they had a guy standing there because apparently a lot of people (including myself) had problems with the scanner. Well, if you put a guy there to help people with that, couldn't he just check the tickets himself which would be much faster? Again, made no sense.

Otherwise it should be noted that the "paintings part" of the museum was well organised. I didn't like their storage option (no lockers and you have to pay).

Visited May 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Excellent permanent collection, compelling temporary exhibit about WWI”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Not sure how long it will be there, but I wouldn't miss the thoughtful show about Austrian artists in WWI. A special aspect is the work by five contemporary artists from countries involved in the conflict. Altogether the exhibit is gripping, informative, sad and beautiful. The articulate and useful explanatory signs are in German and English.

On a practical note, the cafe in the museum has delicious,not terribly expensive, food.

Staff at the so-called information desk (and where one gets an audio guide) on the day we were there could hardly have been less helpful or more bored than if she were there as part of a community service sentencing program.

Visited May 2014
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ApgdIz, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Leopold Museum, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Visitor,

we highly appreciate your positive feedback on our temporary exhibition "And yet there was art! Austria 1914-1918" which will be displayed until September, 15th. It was important for us to inform about this period, since Austria played a key role in the conflict which led to the First World War. Even more, we want to make reconciliation visible by displaying the works and thereby showing the perspectives of Italian, Romanian, Russian and Serbian contemporary artists, whose home countries were fought against by the Austro-Hungarian empire throughout the war.

We are utterly sorry if certain members of our staff at the information desk did not show appropriate commitment. We hardly ever receive complaints about our service, so we hope that this will stay an isolated incident. In any case we would like to formally apologize again for not meeting your expectations in this respect.

We hope that you will come back to the Leopold Museum nonetheless, we will be happy to welcome you again!

Best regards,
the LM-Team
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Vancouver, Canada
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“magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The display was beautiful. they had a special exhibition for Egon Scheile and Klimt life and death. Unfortunately I was in a business trip other wise I would have visited again

Visited April 2014
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