Each tram is written in front, to what stop it is traveling. You need a tram number 1 with the inscription "Prater Hauptallee", since the final station of this route in the direction you need is the Prater park. Once you get off at the Hetzgasse stop, you will need to walk about 50 meters along the tramway.
The second method is more complicated, but does not require paying for the tram. You need to get to the metro Rochusgasse (Rochusgasse), and from there walk 10 minutes on foot. From the metro you need to go along Rasumofskygrasse straight to the intersection with Löwengasse, and turn to the left at this intersection.
The most difficult thing in this method is to find Razumovski Grasse after exiting the metro. If this causes problems, you can ask someone. Then you will not get lost, the street is straight, and you need to go to the intersection with the large Marxergrasse, go over it and turn to the Löwengasse we need.
Focus on the signs, and you definitely will not get lost. But we still recommend to go by tram, so it's easier and more reliable.
Before describing the house itself Hundertwasser, it is worth talking about the most famous Austrian artist . For most tourists who are not familiar with it, the house just seems like a curiosity, as if specially built here to attract tourists. Of course, this is not so.
The name Friedensreich Hundertwasser is not real, in fact the artist's name was Frederick Stowasser. He was born in Vienna in 1928-th year. His father was a German, he died immediately after the birth of his son.
His mother brought him up alone, and on the eve of Austria's annexation to the third Reich, he baptized him into Catholicism, which saved the boy. He was able to survive the war, but the mother and all his relatives on the maternal side were killed in Nazi concentration camps .
Frederick himself concealed his origins, and even served for a while in the organization of the Nazi youth "Hitler Yugent." It was this terrible time in the history of Austria that shaped the outlook of the Hundertwasser. He most loved and fought for peace and the reunion of man with nature.
On the right is the photo of the artist in adulthood. It was made at a time when he was not famous yet. There are not many such photos.
The new name Friedensreich Hundertwasser the artist has formed from several words that can be literally translated into Russian as: "Peaceful country of hundreds of waters." In painting, Hundertwasser tried to use curves and a variety of colors. The style of the artist in the fine arts is very similar to Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt (their works can also be seen in Vienna at Belvedere Palace ), which were for him models for imitation as a child.