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Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude)

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Address: Friedrichstrasse 12 | 4th District/Wieden, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 58753070
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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In addition to a strong collection of contemporary art, this museum houses...

In addition to a strong collection of contemporary art, this museum houses Gustav Klimt's "Beethoven Frieze," a 30-meter-long interpretation of Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony."

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enjoyed the first-hand impression of this famous and in the past so controversial building, and the Klimt frieze of course; however the majority of the house is under renovation... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Secession Building has a distinctive exterior, mainly the gold cabbage. Inside, there is the Klimt frieze and not much else. The frieze is up high so bring binoculars to really appreciate it. It is in a separate basement like room but sits high up on the wall.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed the first-hand impression of this famous and in the past so controversial building, and the Klimt frieze of course; however the majority of the house is under renovation, so the entrance fee might seem a bit exaggerated ... but have send a postcard with a ticklish detail from the mentioned frieze (bought at this museum) to an (Austrian, 65+)... More 

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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ticket price was discounted as most of the building was being refurbished and the only exhibit to see was the Beethoven Frieze. It is impressive but hardly worth €6! The outside of the building is really interesting (check out the owls and the golden "dome"!).

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry to say- this place left me cold. View the outside and keep walking, away.It was not worth the price of admission even to see the Beethoven Frieze. It was disappointing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a rebuilt version of the original building, the first being largely destroyed by Allied bombing during the last year of World War Two. As such it has curious departures from the original and apart from a Klimt frieze has little original detail. Instead one is treated to exhibitions of current examples of modern art which if the present... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We passed by Naschmarkt and saw the Secesion Building from outside. As we were late, we could not enter to view the Beethoven statue this time.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Worth seeing from the outside, but the modern art inside is unremarkable, except for the freeze by Klimt.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 art, this place deserves more.

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 in all the visit wasn't the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The building is very close to Naschmarkt. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to see the inside, but the outside is beautiful! The gold dome against the stark white building makes it more stunning. Although we did not get inside, being able to see the outside was worth the walk!

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Wieden
The fourth district combines elegant tradition with contemporary style and relaxed living. More than a dozen town palaces and churches such as St. Charles Borromeo have added glamour to a neighbourhood known for its traditional retail and crafts shops, taverns, cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest street market. Many bohemian types have found their way to Wieden: meet them in trendy cafés and bars, shop alongside them for vintage items, enjoy Wien Museum’s and Kunsthalle’s modern temporary exhibitions, and hang out with the bees at Vienna’s most beautiful urban garden, Karlsgarten.
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