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Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
+43 4331 680179200
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The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural piece de resistance of Graz's year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier-known locally as the Friendly Alien-has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media facade-designed by Berlin designers realities:united-constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
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Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this building of glas is something prototype in the citz of Graz.on the first floor you will find 2 exhibitions that you have to pay to enter..take a chance to see it from outside it looks like a UFO airship and if you have a...More

Thank Erandi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an space that makes you feel that sometime if thinks are done right architecture has a heart and emotions. It’s a real must! Take some time up in needle and enjoy the view. Don’t miss the nice library upstairs.

Thank Shukile
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The architectural design of this museum is unique, grotesque, fascinating and perplexing all at once. It is worth spending a fair amount of time circling the structure to get a sense of the entire project, also to cross the street and to walk over the...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This extremely odd building is worth looking at but you can't get a photo because the location is in the middle of streets & other buildings. If you walk along the river you will come to the Murinsel which is much better.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We passed by the museum and as we were fascinated by the architecture of the building and had bought a 24 hr visitors card, we could enter for free. Inside there is an exhibition about the building itself, worth looking at, as well as (upstairs)...More

Thank Urban F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We drove small roads from Bodental to Graz in order to see and visit "The Friendly Monster", the Kunsthaus Graz. The gallery is at it's best seen from Schlossberg. However, it's rewarding to walk around for very different views. From the corner of Lendkai and...More

Thank Oobubuu
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the exhibitions within this iconic building. Can't believe I spent €9 on admission. Such a shame.

Thank Rosiebee89
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Superb building. However, the exhibitions on both floors left a lot to be desired. The one on the 2nd floor was just about architecture, with information only in German. To boot we were followed round by a museum attend with the charm and manner of...More

Thank Minmar_10
Reviewed 27 September 2017

For the city's year as a World Culture City, they built this museum which has several sarcastic nicknames. As of this writing, it is being renovated for some unknown future as a museum. On our visit, only the top floor was open. It is a...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

There is no doubt that this is an interesting building and worth visiting, however I was very disappointed at the lack of space dedicated to exhibit works of art. The first floor is an exhibition about architecture and most of the 2nd floor is about...More

Thank Janet H
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