Hundertwasserhaus – A house in harmony with nature in Vienna

An apartment house, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-creator. The house was built between 1983 and 1985 according to the ideas and concepts of Hundertwasser with architect Univ.-Prof. It features undulating floors, a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside […]

Gräf & Stift Phaeton – The Franz Ferdinand’s fateful limousine is being exhibited in Vienna

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and Franz Ferdinand’s wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary’s South Slav provinces so they could be combined into […]

Gustav Klimt – The Kiss in Vienna

The painting dates from 1907/08 at the height of Klimt’s “Golden Period”. The Kiss is an oil-on-canvas painting with added gold leaf, silver and platinum. The painting depicts a couple embracing each other, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the […]