Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna

Categories: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Secession is one of the most interesting Art Nouveau buildings of in Austria. Next to the imposing Dome, this is Beethoven frieze, which is in the basement of the building is worth a visit.
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  • The iconic building sure is beautiful and the Beethoven Fries is of course worth the watch. But I was surprised about the quality and quantity of the rest. Not very impressive. As the symbol of modern...  read more »
  • We visited and paid the entrance fee only to find the Beethoven statue that was part of the reason we went wasn't even there. We looked at the Beethovenfries in the basement which was lovely but all i...  read more »
  • Such an important building, host to a wonderfully restored Klimt work: the Beethoven Frieze. Do enjoy the outside of this building - walk around and count the owls - before going inside to find thought provoking art installation and of course the Frieze!
  • Beautiful Vienna and it's history. If you have a good guide, you'll find out a lot of small details.
  • This building is a beautiful treasure. If nothing else, you should at least force yourself to walk by and give yourself ten minutes to marvel at the details. If you go inside, be warned, there is only one piece of Klimt. But it is a must see. The frieze on the lower is worth the money. A beautiful piece. I did not buy the audio guide. Instead I tried to use their QR code for the free guide. It is actually an app they want you to download. On my iPhone it downloaded quickly upstairs in the lobby - but that seems to be the only place on the building with wifi. The app then wants you to download the material from the app onto your phone. I tried to start the process but it simply took for ever and I have up when the process froze for the second time at 18% completion. The rest of the building is full of contemporary work.
  • Famous place and very pricy for a small exhibition. If you are not into Klimt, it is not necessarily worth paying for the ticket.
  • Lively place. Specially when you read where it comes...
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