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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  • August 14, 2017
    The cabbage of gold, as the Viennese call it popularly. Worth seeing on the outside, on the inside says nothing
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  • August 14, 2017
    The building, of course, interesting, and inside there are interesting moments, but personally, I was here for Klimt, and if the building was another, and not noticed. But it beats anyone that. OOchen curious how Klimt depicted a 9 Symphony by Beethoven. A separate Hall-cloth on the perimeter, look and think. Audioguide-can you listen to Beethoven, if the ancient proverb that, and look at the canvas. Well, is it boring? There's nothing more I need.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Palace itself, as built, is anonymous if it excludes coverage in gold. The frieze and its history are fascinating and engaging. Great explanation of the audioguide.
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  • July 2, 2017
    The external features of the building are worthy of seeing with Klimt influences in its design and architecture. Inside the exhibition was being changed which made our brief visit a bit inaccessible. The Klimt/Beethoven frieze is interesting, could be enhanced with the music, Ode to Joy perhaps on headphones.
  • June 30, 2017
    Rooms are closed often to prepare for exhibitions. Paid €6 just to see Beethoven 's Frieze although great was hoping at least 1 other section of the gallery was open
  • June 24, 2017
    Crazy public building, great to look at and admire the imagination that went into it. Not much to do though other than look at it.
  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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!!!

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