Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna
(2.8/5 based on 500+ 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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  • By the end of the 19th century, a group of dissident artists of traditional Viennese artists line decided to create a kind of Club of artists dissidents who wanted to break away from the prevailing artistic city traditionalism. Now, to expose the work of the Club of artists worthy space was required and so was born this Art Nouveau style building. Outwardly, the central sphere on top of the building and, on the left side of the front the phrase "See Sacrum" which has a meaning of "sacred Spring".
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  • The ticket price was discounted as most of the building was being refurbished and the only exhibit to see was the Beethoven Frieze. It is impressive but hardly worth €6! The outside of the building is...  more »
  • Will be that I am fascinated by the movement of the Secession, will I love Gustav Klimt, this Palace has fascinated me. Despite having been in 2012, I returned to see the frieze of Bethoven. Among other things the building continues to house temporary exhibitions of artists, so is "alive".
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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.