Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hundertwasser-Krawina-Haus, formerly known as Hundertwasserhaus


You've probably heard about Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The I knew there is the "Hundertwasser-Krawina-Haus" in Vienna, an apartment building in the 3rd district nearby the city centre and that Hundertwasser is a well known global bran, but I had no idea, how important his heritage is to tourists and what a major tourist attraction the Hundertwasser-Krawina-House actually is.

Hundertwasser-Krawina House in the back, tourists taking photos of the "Villlage" ...
The "Hundertwasser Village" is everything tourists look for ... and it's nothing like Vienna.

One Mozart is never enough ;-)
The scenery inside the Village reminds me of a mall in Odaiba, Tokyo, where everything is artificial. Even the (day) light. Motorway service areas look similar.
I had an appointment nearby, it was early in the morning, before opening hours of most of the museums in Vienna. The scenery was interesting: it was really crowded, but very quiet at the same time. I was surprised how disciplined the groups behaved. The atmosphere was almost calm and all the kiosks around the Hundertwasser-Krawina-House reminded me of the corners close to the Vatican museums in Rome. 

Groups everywhere

A pleasant autumn morning in Vienna's 3rd district

Basic needs
In the 1980's, when the tourist attraction opened, busses drove through the narrow streets. Today the busses are banned and halt nearby. The neighbours in the residential area say "thank you far walking a few metres".

A Klimt is never far ...

September has been a golden month with warm days and mild nights.

Lets see, what October has to offer. Loden weather ahead. :-)


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