Colorful areas, irregular forms, many grown over with lush green plants: this is how painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) encouraged new impulses - and not only to Vienna's architecture. He also created an exhibition center offering a permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser's works as well as charging exhibitions of exciting contemporary art.
Hundertwasser had bought the former bentwood factory Thonet and remodeled it in his own characteristic style. Today, irregular elements of glass, metal, bricks, wood and ceramic tiles in may colors give a unique character to the formerly inconspicuous building. Opened in 1991, Kunst Haus Wien houses a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition on two floors and two additional floors are devoted to changing exhibitions. On the ground floo, there is a café-restaurant and a shop.
Not far from Kunst Haus, you will find the so-called "Hundertwasser-Haus", Vienna's most original public housing complex. And with the beautification of the district heating system Spittelau (which can be seen very well during a cruise on the Danube Canal), Hundertwasser has created a very special monument to himself.
Kunst Haus Wien
3., Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13
tram 1, O: Radetzkyplatz
Euro 8,00 instead of 9,00
both exhibitions: Euro 11,00 instead of 12,00 and an "illuminating surprise"
Daily 10.00 am till 7.00 pm
Guided tours free of charge:
permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser: Sundays and holidays 12.00 noon
current exhibitions: Sundays and holidays 3.00 pm
Combination ticket for the Mozart House Vienna, Kunst Haus Wien, the Vienna Jewish Museum, and the House of Music. Pick two of these four museums: Combination ticket Euro 15,00