Guide to Leopold Museum: Exhibition, Tickets & History

Leopoldmuseum in Vienna in Austria

The Leopold Museum presents one of the most extensive collections of modern Austrian art.

The art museum houses more than 6000 treasures. The focus is on the world's largest collection by the artist Egon Schiele and major works by Gustav Klimt.

Here you will find important information about the exhibition, history, admission prices and more.

Exhibition in the Leopold Museum

In the extraordinary building of the Leopold Museum, you can admire top-class works of Viennese Modernism, Austrian Expressionism and the Vienna Workshop on an exhibition area of 5,400 m² spread over five floors.

  • Egon Schiele: The showpiece of the Leopold Museum is the world's largest and most important Egon Schiele collection. More than 40 paintings, 180 graphics and numerous autographs bear witness to the genius of the Austrian Expressionist. Masterpieces such as "Self-Portrait with Lantern Fruit", "Hermits" and "Portrait of Wally Neuzil" can be seen.
  • Gustav Klimt: Another highlight are the works of the founder of the Secession, Gustav Klimt. Highlights include "Death and Life", "Am Attersee" and "The Big Poplar II (Rising Thunderstorm)".
  • VIENNA 1900 Dawn of Modernity: This permanent exhibition shows the brilliant masterpieces and the enormous variety of this epoch. The approximately 1300 exhibits not only consist of paintings, graphics and sculptures, but also exhibits made of ceramics, glass, textiles, metal and leather as well as handicrafts and furniture from the Vienna Workshop and Art Nouveau.

Furthermore, the museum offer is supplemented by changing special exhibitions. An overview and preview of the changing exhibitions can be found here.

Admission, Tickets and Guided Tours

Eintritt, Ticket und Führung
  • Tickets: The entrance fee for adults is €14. Pupils and apprentices under the age of 19, students, senior citizens, the unemployed and people with special needs receive reduced admission (10 €) upon presentation of ID. Children under the age of 7 have free entry.
  • Combination Tickets: The following combination tickets are available: "Leopold Museum + KHM", "Leopold Museum + MAK", "Leopold Museum + mumok" and "Leopold Museum + KunstHausWien Museum Hundertwasser".
  • Guided Tours: Public guided tours in German take place several times a week, dealing in more detail with the permanent and special exhibitions. Individual guided tours are also offered. These can be booked in several languages.
  • Annual Pass: With the “Leopold Card” annual pass for €49, you can enjoy free entry to all exhibitions in the Leopold Museum for a year, as well as other benefits. A discounted annual pass and an annual student pass are also available.

A detailed overview with the current prices can be found on the Leopold Museum's website.

Cafe Leopold

The Café Leopold is also housed in the Leopold Museum. It is the ideal place to take a breather and recharge your batteries with Viennese or Asian dishes.

The water bar with a view of the inner courtyard of the Museums Quartier invites you to linger, especially in summer.

The urban café on the 2nd level of the museum can also be visited without a ticket.

MQ Libelle Roof Terrace

A spectacular attraction awaits you on the roof of the Leopold Museum: the new MQ Libelle viewing terrace.

The 970 m² MQ Libelle roof terrace with an event room welcomes you with one of the most beautiful views of Vienna. A gastro kiosk offering refreshing drinks and snacks is also located on the terrace.

The architectural jewel, which can be reached via an outside lift and is freely accessible, also features interactive installations.

History of the Museum


The Leopold Museum was opened in 2001. The inventory of the art museum was compiled by the Viennese ophthalmologists and art lovers Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold. For five decades, starting in the 1950s, the couple collected around 5000 works of art, including the world's largest Egon Schiele collection. In addition to their passion for art, they also demonstrated remarkable connoisseurship. Works by artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, which were generally frowned upon up until the 1960s, were among the collector's items and were therefore acquired for comparatively small sums.

In 1994, Rudolf Leopold brought part of his considerable art collection - consisting of 5200 works - into the "Leopold Museum Private Foundation". In 2001, this collection moved to the Leopold Museum in the Museums Quartier, which was named after the Leopold couple.

The cuboid building designed by the architects Laurids and Manfred Ortner is clad in white shell limestone and impresses with its bright, light-flooded rooms.

Today, the Leopold Museum is the most visited building in the Museums Quartier and is considered one of the most important cultural centers in Vienna. 


  • Address: MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
  • Subway: U3 or U2 to Volkstheater / MuseumsQuartier
  • Opening Times: The current opening times can be found on the Leopold Museum website.