Hundertwasser Village is a colorful and unique shopping center in Vienna, Austria. It was created by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who also designed the famous Hundertwasserhaus across the street. The village has a «village square», a bar, and many shops that sell art, souvenirs, and handicrafts in the typical Hundertwasser style. The village is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and admission is free.
If you want to learn more about Hundertwasser and his art, you can visit the Kunst Haus Wien, which is a museum dedicated to him. It is only a few minutes walk from the village and it has a permanent exhibition of his paintings, sculptures, and architectural projects. The museum also has temporary exhibitions of other artists. The museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and the entrance fee is 12 euros for adults and 9 euros for students and seniors.
To get to Hundertwasser Village, you can take the subway line U3 to Rochusgasse or Landstraße stations and then walk for about 10 minutes. You can also take the tram line O or 1 to Radetzkyplatz and then walk for about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or a horse-drawn carriage to Kegelgasse 37-39.
Some tips for visiting Hundertwasser Village are:
- Take your time to explore the village and admire the colorful and organic shapes of the buildings.
- Don’t miss the rooftop garden, which has over 200 trees and plants that create a green oasis in the city.
- Visit the Kaffeehaus «Kunst und Café» on the ground floor of Hundertwasserhaus, where you can watch a free film in which Hundertwasser himself shows his house.
- If you want to join a guided tour of Hundertwasser Village and Hundertwasserhaus, you can book one online or at the village’s information center.
- Respect the rules of the village, which include no smoking, no littering, no loud noises, and no photography inside the shops.