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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 days ago

I do not send much time here. The large, white, cubic Secession Building was designed in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich, the Austrian architect and co-founder of the Vienna Secession, as the manifesto of the late-19th-century art movement. The iconic exhibition hall opened in October...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Of course you come to the Secession to see Klimt and the Beethoven Frieze. Laying in a lower chamber it’s stunning to see in person... the cooler room, the double height ceiling, it makes for a solemn experience... there are a couple of other rooms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jonnyc848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the Belvedere and Kunst art galleries this was our number 3 on our list. It is very interesting and has the wonderful Klimt room. The outside is to be looked at as well. Yes I would recommend visiting here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank loulou089
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing about a building created for artists that chose to create outside the typical “artsy” boundaries, I was excited to visit. Once inside I was treated to a few rooms of very random pieces of art. Admittedly I’m no art history major, but I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

......Unless there's temporary exhibitions that interest you then it's not a lot more than the Klimp mural & a shop

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen Charles S
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Even though the other exhibits were a little strange, the Beethoven Frieze was worth the time and entry fee. A masterwork by Gustav Klimt, it tells the story of the Ode to Joy. Interesting especially if you are a Beethoven or Klimt fan.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

The building and its history is worth exploring. Modest size by Vienna standards but big on history and intent. Exhibitions change but I enjoyed the contemporary work I saw and of course the frieze by Klimt. Next to the fabulous markets where all foods were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karl S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Recommend a visit- it’s a bit pricey for what it offers but worth it to see the Klimt Beethoven frieze. Building itself is pleasant and there is a good detailed history provided in information leaflets. The other exhibitions were mixed but enjoyed the eclectic art...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mcevne
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Best exhibits. Definitely, a must visit for art lovers. It has nothing much to offer for general visitors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pavan1220
Reviewed 23 October 2018

They have exhibits worth seeing especially the Klimt mural. It is definitely the highlight of the museum but other exhibits are also interesting to see. Take an hour to visit the museum and enjoy the open spaces inside - give the Klimt mural time to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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