Hundertwasser House is one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in Vienna. Hundertwasser House, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna, is colorful and unlike other plain buildings.
Built between 1983 and 1985, the building took its name from the surname of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The artist managed to make the building look really unusual, with crooked windows, unusual decorative elements and a colorful exterior.
A part of Austria’s cultural heritage, the rainbow-colored house is surrounded by plants and the roof is as green as a large garden. There are 53 apartments and 4 offices in the building. The lower floor of the building serves as a café. The fountain on the street is also very interesting, don’t miss it.
If you are planning to visit the Hundertwasser House, try to visit when the sun is high in the sky. Since there is not a large area where the building is located and the surrounding area has buildings of the same height, you are likely to get the color of the building as dark when the sun is not falling steeply.
Where is the Hundertwasser House and how to get there?
To get to the Hundertwasser House, you need to go to Kegelgasse Street in the Landstrasse area. The nearest point of transportation is the Hetzgasse or Löwengasse tram stop, where line 1 passes.
Every window has the right to exist on its own. Some people say that houses are made of walls. I say that houses are made of windows. – Friedrich Hundertwasser
If you are interested in Hundertwasser’s architectural works along with this building, you may want to see a similar building four streets away called KunstHausWien. This time the facade of the building is not painted in color, but rather in black and white patterns.
The inside of the KunstHaus can be described as a museum. The lower floor has a café and a shopping area, while the upper floor is used as a museum with Hundertwasser’s paintings, models, photographs and various documents. The top floor is the venue for international exhibitions. KunstHausWien entrance fee is normally 12€. If you have a Vienna Pass city card, you can enter for free. KunstHausWien can be visited every day of the week between 10:00 – 18:00.