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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."
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Friedrichstrasse 12, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
+43 1 5875307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Klimt's Beethoven frieze is not quite what you expect- high in the wall it seems unfinished but on closer inspection it is full of symbolism and incredibly powerful. It is housed downstairs in what must be one of the first white box gallery spaces. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went just to see the Klimt fresco which is downstairs. The rest of the exhibits were all modern art and although interesting not really for me. The building itself is stunning so just walking round the outside is worth it and that is free....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful building that is critically important for development of Art Nouveau and Modern Architecture. You can walk around the beautiful structure or go in if you want to see the Klimt freeze. The temporary exhibits were, unfortunately, not at all to our taste.

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely looking building with interesting large ball like sculpture in roof. Art Nouveau type. Fantastic Beethoven friezes by Gustav Klimt my favourite part of visit to Vienna. Very important work to walk around and absorbe. No time restriction and you can take photos. Good lighting....More

Thank rosiewalker1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is beautiful from the outside; I love its simplicity and the contrast of the gold on white. Inside it's a bit of a let down. We're not modern artist fans so maybe it wasn't a surprise that we didn't engage with the exhibits....More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a rip off. Three Klimt murals amazing, unless you like three small rooms of contemporary, not very original art, that’s it!

Thank Nikkiserge
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Secession Building is a Secession-style exhibition hall (a branch of Art Nouveau, also known as the Jugendstil). You will admire the walls of the Beethoven Frieze, the famous painting belonging to Gustav Klimt. of course, reminds us of a group of rebel artists who...More

Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

When I visited only one room (Beethoven's Frieze) was open even though at the ticket office the clerk gave the impression that one floor is completely open. The Frieze is not worth a ticket, not even a student one...

Thank EevertH
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this beautiful exhibit space to see the frieze. This contemporary Secession was founded by rebel artists, including Gustav Klimt, who broke away from the more conservative prevailing art forms. There was not much to see beside the frieze but this alone was worth...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I suppose the Klimt and the building makes this a worthwhile visit in itself but the rest is almost bare rooms. Audio guide for the Klimt is excellent and informative. Allow much less than 1 hour for a visit. Vienna card gets you free audio...More

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Nick B
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Response from Economistmum | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but the line to get in is very short to non existent. Quite honestly I would go there first to determine whether or not it was worth it. the outside is much more interesting than the inside! Once in, it is a... More