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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  • We visited this wonderful building on a Sunday, and toured the small exhibition detailing its history and the artists involved in the art nouveau movement. I have to admit that the reason for our visi...  more »
  • Externally the building's architecture is interesting, its history also and this part of the Museum is free. Outwardly this museum is worth a visit for the tour and then crossing the street see it globally with its beautiful dome composed of 1000 golden metal leaves. The building is representative of the Secession style is the style of Art Nouveau to the Austrian. However inside the architecture is no longer of interest and worse what is exposed has not much more. The attraction of this Museum, the artist Gustav Klimt Beethoven frieze is in a large and empty high room, in the basement. The frieze is located on the outskirts of this room at the top of the walls. Regulars of the paintings to the vibrant colors of the paintings by Klimt here we are faced with a dull frieze. Besides his situation at the top of the walls does not allow to see properly. In this museum is the only painting by Klimt and also the only permanent exhibition. The other rooms, all were not open when we visited, are devoted to temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists. The impression which dominates in these rooms it is the emptiness of the place, the space is empty and cold. It is so true that during our visit, an artist introduced the empty rooms, the bare walls to project ourselves into the future the year 2018. In the end we left very disappointed. Unless you're a fan of Klimt a visit outside of the building is largely sufficient, especially as the price of the ticket is € 9.50. Short impression of emptiness or empty? In addition to spend a time in the Naschmarkt market that is adjacent to the Museum, with its stalls mainly Turkish products and restaurants (all closed on Sunday).
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  • Read before and find out about the historical representation of the architecture of the Secession. If you do not have this knowledge in hand, it's not even worth going through here.
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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.