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Hundertwasser House

Barcelona has Gaudí. Vienna has Friedensreich Hundertwasser. I didn’t go looking for the Hundertwasser House in Vienna. It found me as I was wandering through the Austrian streets. This apartment building, built between 1983 and 1985, looks like a child crafted it from Play-Doh and then stuck plants in it. But it works. It is now one of Vienna’s most popular tourist destinations. So much so, the architect designed Hundertwasser Village, next door, to capitalize on the tourism trade. The apartment building has more than 200 trees and shrubs on the balconies and roof terraces, making the Hundertwasser House a…

paprika cream sauce

There are meals you enjoy on your travels that you’ll never forget. Am I right? For me, this meal in Vienna lives on in perpetuity. At the hotel owner’s recommendation, I found myself at a nearby restaurant called Gasthaus Wild. Though I had planned to order something very traditionally Viennese like wienerschnitzel, when I saw this dish on the menu, I changed my plan: Bread dumpling in paprika cream sauce, with mushrooms.