It is not a secret – but a spot of the superlatives: 60,000 m² (!) for art, architecture, design, dance, theatre, fashion, restaurants, cafes and space for relaxation. It’s a world in a world and if you are into art, it’s not difficult to spend a whole day in this impressive area.
A combination of old buildings (once the royal stables from the 18th century) and gorgeous modern architecture – like the MUMOK museum – sheltering a huge square.
When it’s sunny you can enjoy the colored “Enzis”, huge type of plastic sofas to hang out on. They change their color every year, the result of an annual Internet-Voting. Many events take place here, like the famous Wiener Festwochen.
My favorite spots in this area are definitely the MUMOK, here you find great exhibitions of modern art, the book store Walther König and the “Kantine” in Quartier 21. And maybe you wanna check out the store “Musiktank” – the first On Demand Music Store for any kind of Austrian music.
By the way, if you are younger than 19 or a student under 27 there is free entrance for example in MUMOK. There are combination tickets if you want to visit more than one museum. The website is worth checking out, they provide all information – in seven languages! You see, it’s not a hidden spot, but one place a lot of Viennese love to go to, just like the tourists.