Located just off the famous Ringstrasse, to the south of Maria Theresa Square, Vienna's Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier) ranks among the world's largest cultural complexes, housing over 70 facilities. Notable highlights include the Leopold Museum, housing a sizable collection of Austrian art, including the world's largest selection of works by Egon Schiele; the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Central Europe's largest museum of its kind; and the Kunsthalle Wien, where international contemporary photography, video and film make up the majority of exhibitions. The Vienna Dance Quarter, the Vienna Architecture Center, the Tobacco Museum and the ZOOM Children's Museum also call the area home.
Completed in 2001, the vast Museum Quarter covers 645,000 square feet (60,000 square meters), taking over the site of the former imperial stables to encompass a number of cafés, bars, restaurants, shops and public spaces, among its many museums and art institutions. A marvel of modern city planning, effortlessly blending baroque and modernist architecture, the massive redevelopment cost $165 million (€145 million) to complete.
Vienna's Museum Quarter can be reached on foot from many of the city's main attractions; it is also serviced by the Vienna U-bahn network (stop: MuseumsQuartier) and tram line 49 (stop: Volkstheater). Although it is not advised to drive in Vienna, there is an underground carpark located at Museumsplatz 1. It is open 24 hours, and costs €2 per hour with a maximum of €6 per day. Each museum and institution has different opening hours and admission fees.