Vienna, the capital of Austria located in central Europe is a true gem indeed. Having been considered one of the most livable places in the world, its definitely a must see on any European visit. Having been as a tourist myself and then moving and living there for a month, I will be doing many posts detailing Vienna must sees and life there-keep an eye out!
What I always noticed as I would look out the windows of the trams in Vienna, was the amount of stunning archetictural styles. Each district in Vienna(there are 23 of them) has different styles from classic to modern. I think anyone that has been to Vienna and seen it with their own eyes will agree, the most stand out archeticual design in Vienna is the much loved tourist attraction-
When you first step into the village of Hundertwasserhhaus, its almost you have walked right onto a kids colouring book. You are hit with all the colours of the rainbow and uneven, wavy designs. Its as unique and probably the quirkiest building I have seen.
The building is essentialy an apartmet complex, so there are residents living inside which means no entry inside the apartment. The budling was designed and named after Friendensreich Hundertwasserhaus and opened officially in 1986. Since then tourists have flocked from all over the word to get a glimpse of his adorable work and rightly so!
The Hundertwasserhaus is built in harmony with nature, combined beautifully with a forested roof terrace. You even feel some London vibes as there is the classic English red telephone booth out the front of the house, which Hundertwasser apparently imported from England himself.
Have a peek around the indoor village of Hundertwasserhaus, where you will see fantastic interior design, quirky souvenir shops and cafes and all thing arty. Enjoy a coffee or even better a glass of vino which admiring the stunning mosaics and uneven floors and surroundings. Open daily from 9am- 6pm. Its a fantastic day out!
How to get to Hundertwasserhaus-
The village is situated in the 3rd district at the edge of kegelgasse. There is the option of walking from Landstrasse/Wien-Mitte(U3 and U4 lines). It will be about a ten minute walk from here, I took this option and had a lovely local woman help me with directions, once she seen me with my map out(this is the key for getting help, have your map out and look really confused). If you want to avoid the whole map malarkey and trying to figure it out yourself, take the number 1 tram from Schwedenplatz.station towards Prater Hauptallee and get out at Hetzgasse. From here the Hundertwasserhaus will be only a few minute walk. Easy!!!
Cost- Its completely free(apart from your coffee and wine of course) but entry into the village is free and open all year round.
Not many attractions these days are for nothing, so I strongly suggest you lap this beauty in the heart of Vienna up!!! The best things in life are for free after all!
Also when you are in the area, check out the Hundertwaseer museum(Kunst Haus Wien) which is just a street away from the village with some interesting paintings on display. Opening hours- 10am – 7pm daily.
Have you been to Vienna and visited the Hunderwasserhaus?
Happy Friday Peeps, let the weekend BEGIN!!!