Colourful art and crooked floors at KunstHausWien

Vienna is one of my favourite cities, because it’s the kind of place where you just turn a corner and stumble into another piece of cultural history – maybe musical, or artistic, or something else. My favourite art spot in Vienna is the KunstHausWien. The name literally means “Art House Vienna”, but it’s actually a gallery that houses a lot of the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

KunstHausWien - Art House Vienna

Photo from Gertrud K. via Creative Commons

Hundertwasser is that quirky Austrian artist and architect who obviously didn’t like straight lines. Even within the gallery, the floor is uneven, so watch your step. His work is colourful and fascinating, plus he’s got a real environmental bent. The gallery also includes travelling exhibitions – for example, from April to July 2009, it will house an exhibition of graphic works by Picasso. The entry fee is usually 9 Euros but you can pay half this if you go on Monday – for 4.50 it’s definitely worth the visit.

For a double dose of culture, combine this with the Haus der Musik and you’ll be covering two sides of Vienna in a day – although you might have an inspiration overload at the end of it.

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