The Museumsquartier (MQ) is one of the hotspots of cultural life in Vienna. This complex of buildings hosts big museums, lots of other cultural institutions, venues for live performances, shops and lots of trendy bars and restaurants like the "Cafe Leopold" and the "Halle".
Especially during spring and summer many hipsters come here just to hang out and relax. Originally the building complex hosted the imperial stables of the former empire. Later it was used as a fairground and exposition center. In 2001 it was finally transformed into MuseumsQuartier.