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Phone: +43-1-712 04 91
Fax: +43-1-712 04 96
Website: http://www1.kunsthauswien


In the former Thonet buildings a new cultural landmark has been created for Vienna. A forum for important international museums exhibitions, a home for the work of Hundertwasser, a museum that makes you feel at home. A house not corresponding to the usual cliches and norms, an adventure of modern times, a journey into the land of creative architecture, a melody for the eyes and the feet

In the words of Mr. Hundertwasser:

...I would like to show people how to live
- and I do this quite instinctively -
painting a Paradise that everybody can have,
he only needs to grab it

 Permanent Collection Highlights (2)

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Permanent Collection

On the first two upper floors a cross-section of Hundertwasser's Oeuvre is on display, including painting, graphics, tapestries and architectural models.


The third and fourth floors are reserved for the international exhibitions.

At the moment:

Photographs by
Princess Marianne Sayn Wittgenstein-Sayn

8. MARCH 2007 - 13. MAY 2007,
daily 10.00 - 19.00 hrs

Forthcoming exhibitions

Contemporary Painting

24. MAY 2007 - 30. SEPT 2007,
daily 10.00 - 19.00 hrs


Adults Euro 9,-
Adults with "Vienna-Ticket" Euro 8,-
Reduced Euro 7,-
Groups of children 10+ Euro 3,-
Combi-Ticket for both exhibitions Euro 12,-
Combi-Ticket with "Vienna-Ticket" Euro 11,-
Combi-Ticket Reduced Euro 9,-
Children under 10 years - free -------
Family Ticket Euro 20,-
Dogs - free --------
Guided tours, regulary on Sunday at 12:00 h
For special guided tours, please, call: +43 1/712 04 95-12
or fax: +43 1/712 04 96

Every Monday the regulary Entrance in all Exhibitions is 50% reduced!!! (except holidays)

Opening hours

Open daily from 10 am. to 7 pm.

Getting there

Metro U1 or U4 Schwedenplatz, then tram N to Radetzkyplatz or metro U4 or U3 Landstraße, then tram O to Radetzkyplatz.


MuseumShop: daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
CaféRestaurant: daily 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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Construction begun in 1989
Opening: April 9, 1991

Suitable premises for a permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser's paintings were found in the third district of Vienna, the building of the former furniture factory of the Thonet Brothers, built in 1892. The size of the building made it possible not only to establish a Hundertwasser museum, but also to include rooms for alternating exhibitions of international stature in the planning.The rebuilding, which involved integrating two buildings, was carried out from 1989 to 1991, with the Bank for Labour and Business (Bank fuer Arbeit und Wirtschaft), under its General Manager Walter Floettl, acting as building sponsor.
Hundertwasser was careful to leave the building's fabric untouched as far as possible. Towards the street, an extension was added whose front bay windows provide additional light to the exhibition rooms; on the courtyard side a glass-walled stairwell was added.

On April 9, 1991 KunstHausWien was officially opened; it is managed as a private business, without any public funding or tax money.