CINEMAS with special art/cultural programs


21er Haus
Arsenalstarße 1, 1030 Wien

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien
The Albertina rightly claims to house one of the largest and most valuable collections of graphic art in the world, dating back to the 200-year old collection of Duke Albert of Sachsen-Coburg. The emphasis is on Old Masters Drawings ranging from Dürer and Michelangelo to Rembrandt and Rubens. The Modern Collection includes drawings by Manet and Cezanne as well as Austrian Modern Classics Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Offers a range of programs on architecture and urban planning that is unique in Austria. Also take your time to have a break at the cafeteria Una which is frequented by the Museumsquartier-crowd.

basis wien
Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Wien
Mainly an institution for the documentation of the production and presentation of contemporary art, the basis wien provides, among others, a database on Austrian art that is accessible online.

Kunsthalle Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
The Kunsthalle is Vienna’s largest exhibition venue for international contemporary art. In addition to the larger exhibition space at the Museumsquartier, there is a smaller project space at the Karlsplatz nearby.

Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien
The Künstlerhaus is focusing on architecture, interdisciplinary theme-exhibitions and international cooperations. Great group shows, fantastic examples of exhibition architecture, such as the propellerz ( contributions to the “stealing eyeballs” and “fast forward” shows.

Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien
This design museum mainly houses a collection of furniture from baroque to contemporary design, with a dazzling (and beautifully presented) variety of Thonet chairs. In addition, large-scale international contemporary art shows are presented in the rear part of the museum. MAK’s own library features a cozy reading room and is open on Sundays.

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
The mumok’s collection comprises modern and contemporary art, focussing on American Pop Art, Fluxus, Wiener Aktionismus and Minimal Art. The presentation of the collection is in steady flow- check their website for current shows and activities, such as lectures.

Feldererstraße 6-8, 1010 Wien
The MUSA is situated in an office building designed by August Kirstein in 1916 next to the viennese town hall. The museum, which took off in 1991, was planned as a flexible exhibition space to showcase little-known Austrian art. 

Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Wien
The Museumsquartier is a cultural complex combining the baroque buildings of the old Summer Riding School with contemporary architecture. It comprises a variety of cultural institutions, ranging from the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna (MUMOK) to the Kunsthalle Wien and the Leopold Museum. The Quartier 21, hosts a variety of smaller cultural institutions, open to the public. Also of interest might be a couple of shops, mostly run by Vienna’s young creatives.

Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien
Visiting the Secession is treading classic Austrian Avantgarde ground. The “Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession” was founded in 1897 as the world’s first independent artists’ gallery. Joseph Olbrich’s stirking white cube building was completeted a year later. The Secession is still exlusively artist-run, with a very ambitious exhibition programme of international contemporary art.

Atelier Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Wien


das weisse haus
Argentinierstraße 11, 1040 Wien

Dammböckgasse 8, 1060 Wien

Zirkusgasse 38, 1020 Wien


Black Pages
An artist fanzine in an edition of 300 copies that features austrian and international artists.

Camera Austria
A general reference on the contemporary art scene, Camera Austria focuses on contributions on contemporary photography beyond the bounds of “artistic photography", with extensive reviews, interviews and essays by philosophers and writers. Note: This magazine is mainly published bilingual (English-German!)

Just as Camera Austria, Eikon also concentrates on Austrian and international photography and New Media, with a more decided emphasis on New Media and intermedial art.

Vienna’s weekly released city magazine – we cannot live or plan our days without it. The art section is very informative, offering short reviews on a wide selection of shows, as well as interviews and articles on Vienna's art scene.

Der Standard
Austria´s daily press Der Standard reports constantly about the international and the austrian art scene. 

Vienna’s youngest art magazine. Released quarterly and bilingual.

The Austrian magazine for theory and critique of contemporary art and culture.


Buchhandlung Walther König
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Georg Fritsch Antiquariat
Schönlaterngasse 7, 1011 Wien

Salon für Kunstbuch
Mondscheingasse 11, 1070 Wien


Fashion Class at the University of Applied Arts
Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
Vienna is the upcoming fashion-capital and they are the ones to prove.

Mondscheingasse 20, 1070 Wien
Conceptual store by young designers – all in white. Mostly fashion related, but they also have a fine selection of books and other media – whatever’s cutting edge.

Unit F
Association for Contemporary Fashion
Gumpendorferstraße 10-12, 1060 Wien


Schleifmühlgasse 13, 1040 Wien
Great store with fair-priced mid century furniture from the 50ies to the 80ies. Nice atmosphere.


Das Triest
Wiedner Hauptstraße 12, 1040 Wien
Located close to the gallery, this designer hotel offers also a very intimate bar.

Rilkeplatz 7, 1040 Wien
T +43 1 586 618 30



Café Ansari
Praterstrasse 15, 1020 Wien

Café Bräunerhof
Stallburggass 2, 1010 Wien
Dark, classical Kaffeehaus
, with live concerts on Sunday afternoons. Thomas Bernhard used to read newspapers here regularly for years.

Café Jelinek
Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5, 1060 Wien
Tiny, intimate, great home-made cake, many works of artists.

Café Korb
Brandstätte 9, 1010 Wien

Café Landtmann
Universitätsring 4, 1010 Wien

Café Prückl
Stubenring 24, 1010 Wien

Great interior from the 50ies, in white, pale pink and beige. You can meet artists as well as groupies, writers, philosophers and others. A must!

Café Sperl
Gumpendorfer Straße 11, 1060 Wien
Beautiful old interior.


Esterhazygasse 33, 1060 Wien
Undoubtly the best cocktails in town. Make sure to sit next to the old-fashioned bar and ask the bartenders for suggestions if you're overwhelmed by the variety of cocktails.

Elektro Gönner
Mariahilferstraße 101, 1060 Wien
Nice for a quieter evening – a bar with fair prices and an appealing crowd.

Schadekgasse 6, 1060 Wien 
A popular bar to have a drink - or two.

Le Loft
Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Wien
Le Loft is the restaurant and bar of the Sofitel Hotel Vienna. The bar offers good drinks, an incredible view on the city and a ceiling that was designed by Pipilotti Rist. 

Loos Bar
Kärntner Straße 10, 1010 Wien
Open till early mornings, this tiny “American Bar” designed by Adolf Loos has hardly changed since 1908. Best very late at night.

Tanzcafé Jenseits
Nelkengasse 3, 1060 Wien
No regular scene or crowd in this cozy former brothel.

Margaretenstraße 54, 1050 Wien
Viennese DJs- worth a night or two!


Rechte Wienzeile 15, 1050 Wien
Dark, cozy, very good food and wine.

Schleifmühlgasse 19, 1040 Wien
The core, the heart, the home of Vienna’s art scene. And the best Schnitzel in Vienna, undisputedly.

Margaretenstraße 52, 1040 Wien
Small location with traditional food very individualized. Run by four former medicine students.

Café Engländer
Postgasse 2, 1010 Wien

Wiesingerstraße 6 / Ecke Biberstraße, 1010 Wien
Great Ligurian food, location is a mixture of osteria and stockroom.

Café Gutruf
Milchgasse 1, 1010 Wien

NENI am Naschmarkt
510 Naschmarkt
1060 Wien

Rudi´s Beisl
Wiedner Haupstrasse 88
1040 Wien

Skopik & Lohn
Leopoldsgasse 7, 1020 Wien

Pressgasse 26, 1040 Wien
A classical old Beisl, with good food, and a nice atmosphere.

Aegidigasse 15, 1060 Wien

Zu den drei Buchteln
Wehrgasse 9, 1050 Wien

Zum Finsteren Stern
Schulhof 8, 1010 Wien

Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Bognergasse 5, 1010 Wien

CINEMAS with special art/cultural programs

Blickle Kino im 21er Haus
Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Wien

Filmarchiv Austria
Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Wien

Filmcasino Wien
Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Wien

Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Wien
Programme ranging from the early days of cinema until now.

mumok kino
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Wien
Also a bar with changing dj-lines.

Top Kino
Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien