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Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude)

Friedrichstrasse 12 | 4th District/Wieden, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 58753070
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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."
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“art nouveau” (26 reviews)
“klimt fan” (17 reviews)
“gold dome” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Friedrichstrasse 12 | 4th District/Wieden, Vienna 1010, Austria
Wieden
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+43 1 58753070
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"klimt fan"
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"gold dome"
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"secessionist movement"
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"golden roof"
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"exhibition space"
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"entry fee"
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"gold leaf"
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"the main attraction"
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"great building"
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"otto wagner"
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"exterior"
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"artists"
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"owls"
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"jugendstil"
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"symphony"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an utter disappointment! The building is covered in scaffolding, which strips away the only beauty to behold. The exhibits are ghastly to say the least, not worth the 9.50 euros. I would venture to say that other museums host better collections of Gustav...More

Thank Donna F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with previous reviewers; 10eur for an overrated Beethoven fries and two rooms of parodious (worthless) modern art. Plus in 2018 the building is under construction so forget about photoing the exterior. Worth for its historical importance though; there is brief but good description with...More

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason we gave this 3 was the Klimt frieze. The 'artists' from the other 2 exhibitions are sitting at home laughing their heads of at people putting stupid overshoes on to see a white box with an iron snake behind it. People who...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the outside banner states"we are open", no information is provided that half of the inside is closed due to undergoing restauration works. You feel ripped off, since all you can see for 9,50 Euro is the Beethoven frieze and an 100 sqm exibition room...More

1  Thank 335you
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Covered in scaffolding you cannot see the outside of the building at all ? There was also lots of building noise, which detracted from the art work. The Klimt mural was stunning, but could not be seen close up as it was high on the...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited the other day as it was just around the corner from our hotel. Unfortunately the building is undergoing work, so we were unable to see the anything (but can't be helped). However the €10 entrance fee felt like a complete rip-off! We saw...More

1  Thank Nuttyslack_10
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A must. Amongst Top ten in vienna. Surrounded by naschmarkt and endless tasty snacks on the market - you need to go there anyway :-) karlskirche, opera within reach

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

An absolute must if you want to experience and understand Vienna's contribution to Art Noveau/Jugendstil. Currently under some renovation, although the interior seems to be finished, but the exterior has some work going on. The highlight of course is the Beethove Frieze which is rather...More

Thank lawbster
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It is very expensive and it is almost empty. The only interesting thing is the Beethoven painting but is not good enough. Better visit other places

Thank Jorge R
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

As this building is in reconstruction, at least from outside, we couldn't see the Art Nouveau beauty in its best, and also we visited only in the evening, so couldn't see the famous Klimt's Beethoven frieze, but if you staying in center of Vienna, it's...More

Thank Tomi V
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cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s
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Nick B
28 July 2015|
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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
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