Did you know that Vienna is one of the most interesting cities to discover street art in Europe?
Its scene is buzzing and renowned artists from all over the world come here to leave their artwork visible for everyone walking through the 23 districts.
You thought Vienna was all about the former Habsburg empire, castles and monuments from the past?
Get to know the other side, the modern urban Vienna. Take a walk with us starting from our two hostels in Vienna!
Around Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna THE LOUNGE
Our hostel located right next to the Westbahnhof train station is just a short walk away from some impressive murals!
Felberstraße 1, 1150
Artists: Cyrcle. / Gaia (USA), curated by Cash, Cans & Candy, a project by Gallery Ernst Hilger
Cyrcle. and Gaia left this gigantic piece on a parking garage, curated by the street art and mural festival Cash, Cans & Candy, a project by Gallery Ernst Hilger in 2014.
Just a few minutes away, on the other side of Westbahnhof, you’ll find Aldo Giannotti’s work ‘Buildings on Buildings #3’ (2017), curated by KÖR, an institution for art in public space.
Grangasse 6, 1150
Artist: Aldo Giannotti (Italy/Austria), curated by KÖR – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien
Did you find it? Take a closer look if you’re still looking for the art ;)
Fun fact: This building used to be our former hostel ‘The Base’.
Walk a bit further down into Schwendergasse and you’ll find the Schwendergasse Public Gallery. The whole street gets repainted by street artists during festivals taking place every once in a while.
Schwendergasse 2, 1150
Artists: SKIRL, FRIEND, RUIN, Perk_up (Austria), curated by Improper Walls, Jan Arnold Gallery, Block44, Spot The Dot, Schwendergasse Public Gallery
At the moment you can see artwork raising awareness for skin cancer, painted by some of the most active local artists, SKIRL, FRIEND, RUIN, Perk_up.
The street right next to it, the hip Reindorfgasse, hosts the young contemporary art gallery Improper Walls that’s very worth checking out!
Hungry now? Get some of Vienna’s cheapest pizza at Pizzeria Mafiosi and on the way pass by this amazing mural by nita.
Reindorfgasse 31, 1150
Artist: nita. (Austria), curated by Improper Walls
Let’s walk back in direction of the city center and stop at the Gürtel avenue.
At the height of underground station U6 Gumpendorfer Straße you’ll find the following artworks:
Untergrundbahn Bogen 6, 1060
Artist: Cix (Mexico), curated by iOnArt in association with KunstBOGEN
Watch the making-of and interview of this mural by Mehsos:
Artist: Mehsos (Belgium), curated by iOnArt in association with KunstBOGEN, Vienna Murals
Around Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna THE NASCHMARKT
Our hostel next to the Naschmarkt food market is located right in Vienna’s mural epicenter.
Be sure to grab a bite and even free food samples at some of the countless food stands and restaurants.
Right next to the restaurant NENI you’ll find some great street art pieces.
Naschmarkt 510, 1060
Artist: Hoxxoh (USA)
Artists: Dede, Nitzan Mintz (Israel), curated by Jan Arnold Gallery & LEAP Art Prints
On Sundays or at night when the shutters close, there’s even more to discover!
Keep walking towards Falcostiege (the second exit of U4 Kettenbrückengasse station) and find a rotating wall right now showing pieces by Australian artist Lushsux, portraying celebrities and instagram-starlets. Find Falco (Amadeus) and Eminem.
Falcostiege / Rechte Wienzeile 2a, 1050
Artist: Lushsux (Australia), curated by: Jan Arnold Gallery, MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien, Q21, in association with Burggasse 98, Oxymoron, KARMA RAMEN
Nearby Magdalenenstraße be impressed by the gigantic piece ‘Imperishable Relics’ by Evoca1.
Magdalenenstraße 12, 1060
Artist: Evoca1 (Dominican Republic / USA) – ‘Imperishable Relics’, curated by INOPERAbLE
Just a few minutes further down, you’ll see this piece by Stinkfish and RUIN and right next to it an artwork by Helmut Kand und die Mauersegler.
Hofmühlgasse 12, 1060
Artists: Stinkfish (Colombia/Mexico), RUIN (Austria), curated by Calle Libre – Festival for Urban Aesthetics
Artists: Helmut Kand (Austria) und die Mauersegler – Kurt Neuhold, Arturo Peña-Velarde, Christine Ulm – ‘Des Malers Sechste’
Standing in front of them, turn around and find a piece by Mr.WOODLAND in Sandwirtgasse 6.
Sandwirtgasse 6, 1060
Artist: Mr.WOODLAND (Germany) curated by Calle Libre – Festival for Urban Aesthetics
Where to continue now? Use this map!
Use this map by Vienna Murals and find some of the most amazing murals in Vienna!
Make sure to follow them on facebook and instagram.
Further street art recommendations:
Get the book Vienna Murals – Street Art Guide Vienna on www.viennamurals.at
A perfect gift to bring along as a souvenir from Vienna.
And if you’re here in August, don’t miss the annual Calle Libre Festival for Urban Aesthetics, where several large-scale murals get painted all over the city and side events take place.
Enjoy your stroll through the streets of Vienna!