Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna
(2.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Vienna, Klimt passion ever? ... away in search of the secession Museum! I must say that it was not easy to find him asking for directions to the Viennese, partly because I thought it would be like asking a Roman where is the Coliseum instead ... at the end we did it anyway. Identified its stunning golden dome, we awaited the opening right on time at 10 a.m.; small tail view the constant influx. Ticket a little pricey in my opinion because in the end while containing the Secession other works besides the frieze by Klimt, the visit is centred in the only room with its charming, immense painting. Else its not beautiful, the audio guides do not cover the Italian (made also during a visit to the Belvedere) because the presence "italica" in Vienna is remarkable. Now, okay, globalisation, shall learn languages, però......ci felt a bit discriminated against as Italians. Tornado at masterpiece by Gustav (if I may) the emotion was really great: looking up from the left, it captures the whole evolution of thought that the great painter wanted to tell. Each stroke has its own because, from start to finish of the three painted walls. In conclusion if you come to Vienna Secession museum must not fail, despite those two three things not pleasing. Big Klimt!
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  • I'm an art enthusiast and a fan of klimt but the only thing woth seeing here is Klimt's Beethoven Frieze. I could not make head or tail out of it, even after reading about it! You are better off going...  more »
  • This place was on our 'must see' list and we weren't disappointed. If you like this type of Architecture then you will love it!. Although it has been almost completely rebuilt due to wartime damage it...  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.