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“A great introduction to Hundertwasser's works and philosophy”

Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser
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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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Do not confuse this museum, which is excellent, quirky and full of information about Hundertwasser, his philosophy and examples of his work and art, with the Hundertwasser Village nearby, which is really a series of shops selling reproductions of his work, and that of Klimt.

Kunsthaus Wien occupies 4-storey building, though the top two floors were given over to SHOEting Stars, an exhibition of the shoe in design and art when we visited. You can visit either the museum itself, or for a couple of euros more take in the exhibition too. Better still, if you have a Vienna card, you'll get a 20% discount off the entrance fee.

The building itself carries through his dislike of straight lines - even the floors slope away in all directions. The museum has a detailed timeline of his life and then numerous examples of his work, including paintings, prints, tapestries, models of housing developments and power stations, even flags and stamps, together with his notes explaining his philosophy behind some of the works. I didn't know about him before I went, but was intrigued by the leaflets in the hotel - this was a great introduction.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

the Kunsthaus museum is located around such a unique architectural wonder of a building that just seeing the surrounding is worth the trip to the 3rd district. The art is always worth the visit as well as it is always varied contemporary.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

The visit to kunsthaus Vienna was one of my personal highlights on my visit to vienna. Easy to find, with tram 1 very near. The museum takes you out of busy Vienna in it's own amazing, wonderfull world that Hundertwasser created. The atmosphere is something special. The collection is brief but that's not a bad thing. It gives you a sneak peak in the life and work of this genius architect and artist. Besides that the museum has a wonderfull garden-café where you can eat very good food with a lot of vegetarian options! Recommended!

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Artists like Friedensreich Hundertwasser don't go by the dozen! Many of his paintings are difficult to interpret, and whether one likes Them or not is a matter of taste, but the philosophy behind his art, expressed in the numerous aphorisms that adorn the uneven walls of the museum, is unmistakeable, and a Much needed Challenge to our time.

During our visit, there was a temporary exhibition in the upper floors called "Shoe-ting Stars", consisting of various imaginative variations on the theme "shoes" - very humorous! :-)

Thank Nikolaj K
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I really like the design for the building. It reminds me of Gaudi's Casa Batllo. The floor is wavy and is not flat. The tiles are colourful. There are some exhibitions about art and the arts are Hundertwasser-style which is different and unique. But the museum is small and I finished the museum in 30 minutes (because I didn't sit there to appreciate the paintings). If you are expecting a lot of history about the buildings and Hundertwasser, then this museum can be disappointing.

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