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“Quaint but wish there's more information on site”

Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser
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Museum Hundertwasser Entrance Ticket at the Kunst House Wien
Ranked #29 of 573 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: EXPERIENCE HUNDERTWASSER UP CLOSE: Art - Achitecture - Nature - Vision Two intriguing museums experiences await the visitors at the KUNST HAUS WIEN. The Museum Hundertwasser presents the world's biggest collection of Austrian exceptional artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 -2000): his world famous paintings, fine art prints, tapestries and architectural designs. Here you can immerse yourself in his imaginative world of art inside and out - colorful walls and uneven floors in the interior, the artistic façade with tiles and color fields on the outside. "Tree tenants" grow from the windows, plants and flowers inhabit the rooftop and inner courtyard. In Vienna's first "green museum" one can sense Hundertwasser's visionary mind and experience his ecological engagement on site. Beyond that the KUNST HAUS WIEN is Vienna's premier house for photography exhibitions: changing exhibitions introduce the biggest names of photography to a wide audience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
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“Quaint but wish there's more information on site”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Museum is easily located, the map from the Tourist Information office at Stephansplatz says to take Tram 1 and stop at Radetzkyplatz. When you get off at this stop, the brown signs direct you to the place and if in doubt ask the residents or shopkeepers on the way. It's tucked into a residential area, and you recognise the eclectic composition of colours and forms from the outside. Designed like a child's imaginative play with primary colours ad forms, it's part Emerson, part Gaudi with its back- to- nature concept and esoteric symbolism. There are only two forms, so it's manageable, but how I wish the rental of the audioguide did not require a deposit of id like passport or driver's licence ( every tourist is told to leave these in the hotel safe), so I had to do without interpretations from an authoritative source. still have to find out what those minarets mean!
The gift shop is ridiculously expensive while the Tian Bistro on site is wonderful to look out ( similar undulating floors, bright maze of colours and lots of greenery after Hunderwasser's concepts) but from my lunch there, I guess the main branch would have better food so best to seek out the central Tian vegetarian restaurant. however the Bistro is great to relax in, have coffee and tea and imbibe of their delicious cakes and snacks.

Visited July 2014
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“Cool and different”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I first went to Hundertwasserhaus and Hundertwasser Village before coming here. Especially for art and architecture lovers, these three places are a must go! Even then, I'm sure most people will be fascinated by the Hundertwasserhaus' style. There's a cafe outside the Kunsthaus.

Visited June 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Hundertwasser - Vienna's 1st sustainability campaigner”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

...he spoke out for it, painted it, built houses embodying it, and lived it.
all that way back in the previous century when it wasn't so mainstream yet.

Visited June 2014
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Scarborough, Australia
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“Shoe exhibition to match the art and architecture”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Hundertwasse designed Kunsthaus and his distinctive original art work are enough of a reason to visit the Kunsthaus but we were lucky enough to see the Shoe in Art and Design exhibition that was on during our stay. I'm not into shoes but the quirky shoe designs were very interesting. Catch the show while you can.

Visited June 2014
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“Modedrn art... gone wrong”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Ok I have to admit that my opinion of art doesn't necessarily favor modern art. But some of these exhibits were just absurd. Literally, one entire exhibit was just porn. Video, medium-core porn. That is not art. That's a social experiment. There was another exhibit that was just news clipping in shelves. I don't know, but honestly I would say the Louisiana in Denmark did a much better job of putting some of the modern pieces in a practical light. Most of the exhibits at KUnsthaus while I was there in late 2013 were political statements/satire gone awry. But what do I know. As for the actual museum, it's in a very easily accessible area with a few other museums in the immediately area so there are a lot of options around. Overall the museum itself isn't terribly big and can be done in 1-2 hrs. I think my trip was closer to an hour since I didn't find most of the exhibits engaging. But could be worth a trip, just try to look up what is in rotation before you go.

Visited December 2013
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