One of the biggest places I wanted to visit in Austin was the Cathedral of Junk. Due to Covid, I was resigned to the fact that I was not going to be able to check this place off of my bucket list. We had a free afternoon and I decided to take a chance and give the artist, Vince Hannemann a call and see if he would permit us to visit his home and check out his decades long homage to scrap. As luck would have it he said come on! We were the first out of town visitors he allowed since the start of the Pandemic. I felt very lucky to have been able to view the art and meet with him.
Vince was a super interesting guy, full of stories. I wish we could have stayed much longer but due an impending storm rolling in, a ton of mosquitoes and a tiny bladder we had to jump in our Uber and roll out.
Know before you go:
You must call ahead 512-299-7413
Bring bug spray!
Plan to stay a while, he even has a scavenger hunt you can do.
There are no bathrooms!
This is his home, the cathedral is in his back yard and his neighbors are not super supportive so please don't park just anywhere.
Most of all Talk to Vince. He has a dry but wicked sense of humor.