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The random street art of Vienna

June 18, 2012 | Austria, Travel | 21 Comments

I’ll admit that I didn’t love Vienna. After falling hard for Ljubljana earlier in the week, the size, cost and weather of the Austrian capital just didn’t work so well for me. It wasn’t terrible or anything, but it just didn’t excite me as much as I thought it might.

What did excite me, however, was the discovery of several hundred metres of street art literally on the banks of the Danube. I love street art no matter where I find it – I used to spend hours checking it out while living in Melbourne, and happily do the same anywhere else in the world. Vienna was one place that I didn’t expect it, however – the city just seemed a bit too buttoned down and cleaned up.

While out looking for bars on the river (which we never did find…), we decided to turn right instead of left at a random bridge and climb down to water level.

This was the result.

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