Looshaus

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The area
Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 2 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 5 min walk
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria3,569 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Loos house is designed by adolf loos in 1909 and is a good example of vienna moderan architecture. Is a bank nowdays.
It is located on the michaelerplatz.
Written 31 January 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Looshaus is the most modern building on Michaelerplatz, designed by Adolf Loos in 1909 ,its got a fantastic look,its now a bank ,never ventured inside,had no reason too really but the facade looks cool,a great example of Adolf Loos work,for a much better example of Adolf Loos architecture visit Loos American Bar ( 1908 ) ,enjoy a beer or a cocktail in Vienna's smallest bar and take in the stunning interior created by Adolf Loos.
Looshaus is easy to locate on Michaelerplatz, most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written 28 June 2019
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,600 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I was looking for the famous and extravagant toilet, as I found the building and did go inside. However, it is taken over by a bank now. Beautiful wooden interior, but that is all. Don't even try to see the loo house.
Written 28 May 2019
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Ian W. Allen
Manchester, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Loos House, designed by Adolf Loos in 1909, is the prime example of Vienna modernist architecture. The design which makes the departure from historicism, but also from the floralist decoration of Vienna Secession. Many overlook it as it is located behind the Hofburg.
Written 19 November 2018
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John1956a
Stoke-on-Trent, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
I was on a walking tour of Vienna and saw this building. The guide did not mention it so I struck out on my own. Whilst I got inside for a far too brief a look. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photographs inside the building.
Written 4 October 2018
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Toby S
London, United Kingdom51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
While everyone marvels at the imperial splendour of the Hofburg, in terms of architecture, the Looshaus opposite is actually the more important building. But perhaps it's the juxtaposition of the two that highlights the leap in design that Loos achieved in the design of the building. Tip: if you want to get a taste of the inside head to the American bar (near the cathedral) which is also designed by Loos
Written 12 June 2018
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Honisoiquimalypense
Derby, UK1,357 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
If you are in the Michaelerplatz you can't help noticing this building - it is a modern building (designed in 1910) and a bit out of place in a Classic Vienna setting. Apparently the Emperor did not like it and did not use the entrance to his palace from this platz! Apart from this "fame" it is rally nothing special and not worth coming to the Platz just to see this - which you wouldn;t
Written 5 September 2017
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Business
This building is easily one of the most overlooked structures in the city. Our guide stopped us in front of it and asked what was so different. We all said it was green. That's only the beginning.

Adolf Loos was inspired by the buildings in the US and built a no nonsense business structure in the heart of the city. He was halted but then allowed to continue when he promised to put flower boxes above the entrance.

Apparently Emperor Franz-Joseph hated this building so much that he kept the windows that faced it permanently covered with curtains.
Written 3 September 2017
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I really liked this building, but was not impressed by the location of it, since its architecural style is much more modern than of its surrounding. Still, it's not too modern, like for example that monstrosity at Stephanplatz. Also, colours seems to match the area around, so it's not too big of a contrast.
Written 12 August 2017
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BridgetJ712
Luton, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Seeing the simplicity, clean lines and no "frilly details" as opposed to the Hoffburg palace is rather striking. If possible do go inside to admire the beginning of architectural change. The staff inside are sympathetic to but do respect their work environment.
Written 4 July 2017
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