3 places "out of the box" to get to know in Vienna

In the collective imagination, Vienna is almost always described as a bourgeois and monumental city, and perhaps because of this, the Austrian capital has never been among my priority destinations. i could not be more wrong. It is true that the Schönbrunn Palace, the Opera, the dances and the great museums still exist. And fortunately. But Vienna is much more than that: it is also a vibrant and alternative city, with space for museums, cafes, shops and independent projects more "out of the box". Here are three of these more alternative locations.
Supersense is the analogical apology in the heart of Vienna. Its cafe is one of the good cafés I have got to know in Vienna, but it is the store that sets itself apart from everything else. In an area of the city filled with cafes, trendy restaurants, shops and art galleries, the Supersense is the unlikely star of Praterstrasse. A mix between recording studio, café, photo studio, graphic and store of vintage and analog elements - but a store difficult to catalog.

At Supersense, for example, you can identify smells (in the smell lab); create your own vinyl; create analog photography in polaroids; print cards and invitations using block letters on old stamps; and purchase miscellaneous articles including Polaroid machines and paper for them. You should integrate any list with what to do in Vienna.
Carturesti Carusel
Housed in a 19th-century building, the Carturesti Carusel – or Carousel of Light, in a literal translation – is very likely Bucharest's or even Romania's most beautiful bookshop. 
The architects took on the building's renovation project as a "fragment of its history”, leaving pieces of the recent restoration work visible. For instance, they left the imposing columns and the beautiful spiral iron staircases. And light, lots of light - in a fitting tribute to the bookshop's name!
In all, there are six floors housing thousands of books, CDs and DVDs on display and that is not all. It is a kind of concept store, where there is a café space on the top floor with lovely views over the center of Bucharest. Don't miss it!
KunstHaus Wien Museum
Perhaps a poor relative among the great museum spaces of Vienna, the KunstHaus Wien is, nevertheless, a truly amazing museum. Half crazy, half genius, half painter, half architect, and with a figure reminiscent of the Portuguese singer António Variações, I saw in the art of Friedensreich Hundertwasser the delirious madness of Gaudí mixed with the vibrant color of Miró and the childlike trait of a child.

Even though I did not understand the subject, the truth is that I loved Hundertwasser's eccentric and provocative creativity. Visiting your museum has been the most amazing thing I have done in Vienna. Yes, even though it is not one of the most respected, the KunstHaus Wien is most likely, in terms of visitor impact, one of the best museums in Vienna.
By Filipe Morato Gomes / Alma de Viajante

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