The Regentag, the ship of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, lies at the marina in Tulln. So, Egon Schiele’s birthplace is not the only spot in the city where you can get a sense of the context in which a great artist lived.
Floating work of art and home
Friedensreich Hundertwasser lived and painted on the Regentag for ten years. It was his home, his country, his studio. Regentag (rainy day in English) is Hundertwasser’s third name. It is the name he gave his ship and his ship gave the name back to him.
More than a century old, colorfully rendered
Hundertwasser acquired the Regentag in 1968 as a Sicilian cargo ship. Seven years were spent converting the ship at various ports. Hundertwasser likewise had the ship lengthened from 12 to 15 meters and asymmetrical superstructures added.
Sailing the seven seas
After several sea trials in the Mediterranean, the Regentag took off from Venice on a grand 18 month voyage to New Zealand via Panama. In February 2004 the Regentag was transferred to Tulln for a Hundertwasser show. It came first by sea on a container ship from New Zealand to Hamburg and then by road on a flat-bed truck from Hamburg to Tulln.
Visits are not possible due to repair works until summer 2022 expected.