Okay, the Leopold Museum is teeming with Egon Schiele's scribbles and, from the outside alone, the Mumok makes a rather bulbous case for the city's progressive art credentials, but Vienna is not known primarily as a home of epoch-defining modern art. Come March, that's all expected to change as the city welcomes the Albertina Modern to its roster of high-profile art institutions. Built within the shell of the city's 19th-century Kunstlerhaüs at an expense of €50million, this architectural collage of white space and renovated baroque-style rooms will form the background to a 60,000-piece collection of modern art by some of the 20th century's most illustrious names (think: Andy Warhol, Cindy Shermand and Gerhard Richter). The Albertina's opening exhibition - a survey of art in Vienna from 1945-1980 - is this year's hot ticket.
TO STAY: Grand Ferdinand Vienna