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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  • This Palace strikes already outside, before entering. A large dome of gold leaf hangs over imposing the building inside has one of the most important works among the career of the famous artist Gustav Klimt, the Beethoven frieze, which spans three different walls in a room. Certainly this is more tempting attention of the Palace, but it is not fair to say (as did many in several reviews) that there is more to see. The Palace offers also modern art installations, which certainly may not like it, given the particularity, but that still enrich the structure and offering visitors the opportunity to see something new, different from classical painting to the Museum. Speaking of prices, the entire ticket is €9, which does not seem an exaggeration, and I also recommend the audioguide (€3), which accompanies the entire visit in the Palace. In conclusion, to visit
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  • Former Vienna Art Nouveau Museum I. Already look Museum attracts great attention of visitors. Its most distinctive feature is the large circular Dome, constructed with gold leaves. After visiting the Museum of the former so hungry and I went to the nearest restaurant 100 m from BLOCH HOUSE great food and friendly service. Recommend)))))
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  • The secession Pavilion is located very close to Karlsplatz, which you can visit in passing while other tourist attractions of the city are. We only saw it out and it seemed curious, since we had become used to the huge blue domes of the different emblematic buildings of Vienna, and this different variety, which is also loaded with gold, no longer curious. The area surrounding it also has curious buildings, don't forget to stroll there. Inside the building you will find different works of art.
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  • The external features of the building are worthy of seeing with Klimt influences in its design and architecture. Inside the exhibition was being changed which made our brief visit a bit inaccessible. The Klimt/Beethoven frieze is interesting, could be enhanced with the music, Ode to Joy perhaps on headphones.
  • Rooms are closed often to prepare for exhibitions. Paid €6 just to see Beethoven 's Frieze although great was hoping at least 1 other section of the gallery was open
  • Crazy public building, great to look at and admire the imagination that went into it. Not much to do though other than look at it.
  • A fine spacious building but overrated contents. The Klimt frieze left me cold and the rest of the art (not much of it) was strictly for fans of the hypermodern.
  • The worst muzeum ive ever been to, 3 rooms with video, one tiny room with Klimt and huge room with so called modern art, ridicolous price of 9,5€! Waste of time and money!!!

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