Most notable for its jewel-toned paintings by Gustave Klimt (including the famed "Woman in Gold"), its "Didn’t I sit on that in the '70s?" Bauhaus furniture, and its collection of drawings by such Teutonic masters as Dix, Schiele, and Breuer, the Neue Galerie offers a swift but effective overview of German and Austrian arts and design. Because some of these drawings are a bit racy, children under the age of 12 are not admitted, and those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Also on-site: a transporting Viennese cafe, a theater for lectures and films, and a pricey gift shop.
- Pauline Frommer