Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Vienna

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Art Museum Architectural Building
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 is a very different museum to traditional art museums, most of the exhibits are tridimensional or videos. I have to recognize I was not impressed with them with the exception of the fantastic Kli...  more »
  • This building is really quite unusual and architecturally interesting. The deco feel with gold and carvings make it a standout in Vienna and it's a myst see if youa re into design and buildings  more »
  • The exterior of the building is interesting (and free) the inside is not. I am a Klimt fan and I was still underwhelmed by the Beethoven Frieze. The good news is-it doesn't take long to see.  more »
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  • 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!!!
  • A must see for fans of Gustav Klimt! And also they have very good temporary exhibitions. Always worth a visit.
  • A great art museum situated just outside the centre. Definitely worth a visit if you like your art.
  • Go for the Klimt frieze in the basement but beware the modern art rotating exhibits. I kid you not, the current exhibit is large empty diorama boxes which are meant to evoke the future when art fills them. Overpriced unless you really want to see the Klimt