The Secession Building (German: Secessionsgebäude) is an exhibition hall in Vienna, Austria. It was completed in 1898 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession, a group of rebel artists that seceded from the long-established fine art institution.
The building features the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, one of the most widely recognized artworks of Secession style (a branch of Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil in Germany and Nordic countries). The building was financed by Karl Wittgenstein, the father of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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Fab Mar | Dec 26, 2017
A full immersion in an artistic turnout. Once one gets closer to this building, he/she realizes how special it is. The assembly of architectural elements provide a sense of freshness and convey the real feeling of the artistic trends of the beginning of the century. The art collection the museum contains is not vast but significant. Klimt's fresco is itself worth the ticket.
Alessandro Mingione | Dec 25, 2017
You are paying 9$ per adult to look at one Klimt painting and whatever contemporary art exhibition is on display. Worth if you are a fan of Klimt, as Beethoven Frieze is easily one of his best works. The brochure (available in various languages) walks you through the painting and its context, so be sure to pick it up as soon as you enter the room.
Barry Parker | Feb 23, 2018
Lovely ...worth it just to see that Klimt decorations . Not much else to see as the crowning glory the outside is being renovated and covered in Scaffolding and plastic !
Victor Lima | Feb 24, 2018
Gustav Klimt's afresco is really worth the visit and for sure is one of his best works, but the other expositions are not so good.
Wal Mat | Jan 30, 2018
Great exhibition space. A Jugendstil building with changing exhibitions. The main room looks always different with every art show.
BradJill Travels | Jun 13, 2018
A nice architectural building from the turn of the 20th century. Here you pay entrance to enter and view a single masterpiece, Klimt's Beethoven frieze. It is the only artwork in the permanent exhibit here. While it is remarkable, it is a lot to pay for one major viewing and whatever temporary exhibition that might be taking place at the time of your visit. 10-15 minutes in the Secession building is all that is required. Bare this in mind before committing to going inside. Aside from the Beethoven frieze and maybe the glass roof in the exhibition hall which curiously casts an even light, most of the Secession Building's major features are on the outside. Its exterior is such a departure from the usual architecture in Vienna which makes it quite a memorable building.
Elmarie Hahn | Jul 12, 2018
Not worth the money. Complete waste of time. If you want to see Klimt many better places. Be content with seeing the outside of this building.
Lauren | Jul 6, 2018
They were doing a complete facelift on this place so a lot of it's wow factor was covered up. The Gustaf Klimt art was amazing even though I thought the viewing would be from eye level.
Marianna Líšková | Jul 14, 2018
Klimt's paintings on the walls are amazing! Can't wait to see the entire building after reconstruction.
Matej Bakalar | Jul 4, 2018
Really upsetting. If you love modern "art" as in projections of helicopters then this is your dream. If you expected Klimt or anything non-modern then DO NOT GO. Go waste your money elsewhere, seriously its not worth it.
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