by Rita Zibar

Unconventional Vienna: Top 10 Alternative and Artistic Sides of Vienna

updated on April 19th, 2023
published on March 31st, 2023

Vienna has long been a hub for artistic and cultural movements , and the city offers a wealth of alternative and artistic activities for those looking to explore its vibrant creative scene.

From street art and alternative galleries to experimental theater and indie music venues, Vienna has something to offer for every alternative and artistic fan.

Here are some suggestions for activities to do in Vienna:

1. Attend an experimental theater performance

Vienna's theater scene offers a range of experimental and avant-garde productions , with venues like the Brut Konzerthaus and the Schauspielhaus Wien showcasing cutting-edge theater and performance art.

2. Visit the Hundertwasserhaus

This colorful apartment building was designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and features a unique, whimsical aesthetic that is a must-see for any art lover.

Find this artistic gem in the City!

3. Check out the Spittelberg Quarter

This historic neighborhood is home to a range of alternative and independent businesses , including shops, cafes, and galleries. It's a great place to explore and discover some of Vienna's most creative and offbeat offerings.

4. Join in the Street Art Tour with Primetours

Vienna has a thriving street art scene, with murals and graffiti art popping up all over the city. Take a street art tour or explore on your own to discover some of the city's most exciting urban art.

Let's explore together the artistic gems of the Viennese streets!

5. Visit the WUK

This former industrial building has been converted into a cultural center that offers a range of alternative arts programming, including exhibitions, concerts, and performances.

Location of WUK

6. Visit MuseumsQuartier

This complex of museums and galleries is home to some of Vienna's most innovative and alternative arts spaces, including the Kunsthalle Wien and the Leopold Museum.

Location of MuseumsQuartier

7. Attend the Vienna International Film Festival

This annual festival showcases a range of international and Austrian films, including experimental and avant-garde works.

8. Visit alternative galleries

Vienna has a range of alternative galleries that showcase emerging and established artists working in a variety of mediums. Some notable galleries include Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer and Künstlerhaus Wien.

  1. Galeria Lisa
  2. Künstlerhaus Wien

9. Attend the Waves Vienna Music Festival

This annual festival showcases emerging artists from around the world and features a range of concerts and events throughout the city.

Website of the Festival Waves Vienna!

10. Visit the House of Music

This interactive museum is dedicated to the history and science of music and features exhibits and installations that explore everything from classical to electronic music.

Location of House of Music!

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