Vienna off the beaten track
KUNST HAUS WIEN is located in the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna's 3rd district, only about 10 minutes walk from Wien Mitte or Schwedenplatz. The multifaceted Weißgerberviertel with its mixture of historical Biedermeier and Art Nouveau architecture, idyllic alleys and a lively young local scene invites you to discover the authentic Vienna off the beaten tourist track.
In the immediate vicinity of KUNST HAUS WIEN is the Radetzkyplatz with numerous restaurants. The Gasthaus Wild offers traditional inn ambience and Viennese cuisine of the highest quality - in summer also a wonderful guest garden. Right next door, in Garage01 under the tram arches, lovingly prepared breakfasts, small dishes and cakes are served. The Cafè Menta offers a varied breakfast menu and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine (also vegetarian and vegan) in an environment that skilfully combines designer locale and living room feeling.
Kolonitzplatz and Sünnhof
If you cross the railway viaduct from Radetzkyplatz, you come to the cosy Kolonitzplatz with the neo-Gothic parish church of "St. Othmar unter den Weißgerbern", which has the fifth highest church tower in Vienna. Not far from there is the Sünnhof (between Landstraße Hauptstraße and Ungargasse), a Biedermeier ensemble built around 1830, whose 160-metre-long romantic inner courtyard with small shops and cafés invites you to stroll and linger. If you still haven't seen enough, you can continue on to Rochusmarkt, explore the small alleys around Landstraße Hauptstraße or reach the Museum of Applied Arts on Vienna's Ringstraße in a 10-minute walk (towards the city centre).
Five minutes walk out of town from KUNST HAUS WIEN is the Hundertwasser House, the municipal building designed by Hundertwasser in Löwengasse. However, the terraced, nested residential complex of the city of Vienna can only be viewed from the outside. The Hundertwasser Village right next to the Hundertwasser House is run independently and gathers souvenir shops of all kinds. The nearby Café Zartl is perhaps one of the last "insider tips" when it comes to traditional Viennese coffee houses. Since its opening in 1919, the "Zartl" has been a meeting place for famous writers and artists (including Robert Musil, Heimito von Doderer, Friedrich Gulda - and of course Friedensreich Hundertwasser) and is still an oasis of peace and one of the most beautiful coffee houses in Vienna. Just a few steps away is the Palais Rasumofsky, built in 1806.
Last but not least Wien-Mitte is officially the "third most beautiful railway station in Austria" and with Vienna's largest inner-city shopping centre THE MALL as such worth a visit. The direct transport connection (CAT) to Schwechat Airport and short walking distance to KUNST HAUS WIEN make it possible to plan a detour to Museum Hundertwasser and the current exhibitions of KUNST HAUS WIEN even shortly before departure.
Accommodation near KUNST HAUS WIEN
The Hotel Ruby Sofie is located directly in the "Weißgerberviertel". Located in the rooms of the Sofia Halls built in 1838, this charming designer hotel combines historical flair with modern facilities.
The magdas Hotel, located in the middle of the Prater, offers its guests not only an idyllic quiet location in the greenery but also lovingly individually furnished rooms. The unusual hotel concept emphasises social responsibility, cosmopolitanism and proximity to art.
The Grand Quarters offers wonderful holiday flats directly at the Radetzkyplatz with an excellent location and good connections to the public transport network.