Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna

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Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude) hosts art pieces from rebel artists, the most notable being Gustav Klimt. Completed in 1898, the building covers 1,000 sq m (11,000 sq ft) and is featured on Austrian coins of 50 eurocents. The architectural form is uncommon, with cubical shapes and a dome made of gilded laurel branches--initially referred to as cabbage head. Spend time at the main exhibit--the Beethoven Frieze, a 1902 work of Gustav Klimt--which illustrates a human desire for happiness in a world of suffering and evil forces. The museum constantly rotates its exhibits. Add Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude) to your Vienna travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vienna trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Secession Building has an unusual history, and is worth a visit by anyone with a serious interest in art. Founded by a group of artists c. 1900, it is still managed by artists. The structure is ve...  more »
  • Explore the nearby Cathedral Cafe in Ka are drinking a cup of tea and suddenly saw in Klimt's Beethoven frieze work that guidebooks are on display where Zion not far from jece where the idea that I have been visiting abruptly. see also sweeping away a unique Golden Roof and the Beethoven frieze in the secession artistic activities that he set about reading a book advance that building one and writing one, not one was inspiring enough to Klimt's Beethoven frieze is not necessarily suitable for possible only in Vienna and jece Zion means so much because it is a mural. Jece Zion.
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  • The idea of the Cessecion was revolutionary for its time and still is extraordinary in the environment of baroque palaces and grandious surrounding. the Climt wall painting is astonishing and it took ...  more »
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  • An absolute must if going to Vienna - the Beethoven Frieze is absolutely stunning, as is the building itself. Do not miss it.
  • The Secession is very nice exhibit consisting of a revolving art lineup from various artists. The building itself is very beautiful. I personally preferred the Leopold Museum over this, but it was still enjoyable!
  • I liked it even though I also feel it's a little overcharged! The only truly amazing thing are Gustav's murals and the other contemporary art exhibits, at least this time, where in my opinion disappointing. Maybe it could have MORE information about the secession movement!
  • Beautiful symbol of an important art style. Most of the building is not accessible to the public however, and depending on the exhibitions visitors may be disappointed by the small size of the museum floors in relation to the overall price.
  • The dome is really beautiful on the outside. It is a small lobby and there is a gallery inside.