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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."
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“art nouveau” (24 reviews)
“klimt fan” (16 reviews)
“gold dome” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Friedrichstrasse 12 | 4th District/Wieden, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 58753070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited to see the Klimt. It was worth the trip . The piece is amazing. The other shows were ok. If you must see the Klimt then worth it. If not no.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Sesession building and museum have an interesting history. The Seccion painting by Klimt in the basement is eerily beautiful and a story of the history of art in Vienna. The 1st floor exhibits do change, so check before you go to see what is...More

Thank Marta Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

An extraordinary monument to the Secession movement in Vienna at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Beethoven mural by Gustav Klimt in the basement is the reason to visit.

Thank itinerant2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The golden roof is so special and unique. It is rather new comparing to most other old buildings in vienna. I didnt go inside but just took pictures outside.

Thank cpcog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Destructed in World War II but fortunately completely restored, this is a time capsule of the era of the fantastic artist Klimt. The hall with his paintings is really impressive, as is the rest of the building. They also show some contemporary art.

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must ! plus there are a dozen other nice places just around the corner - karlsplatz & church, Naschmarkt, Klimt - Schiele - Otto Wagner underground stations ( green, number 4 )

Thank Wienonline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Klimt's Der Beethoveries collection is stunning. The remaining contemporary works on show when we were there didn't impress. Nice gallery building convenient to Vienna Pass bus route and other attraction.

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go to Vienna without a visit to this unique building to spend some time gazing at Klimt's Beethoven Frieze.

Thank Gladdis49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The modern art nouveau building, with its gold leaf work dome, also referred to as "the Golden Cabbage" is striking from both close-up and afar. It is worthwhile to walk around the outside of the building to see the lovely architecture and the cube like...More

Thank 720jackson5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful art nouveau building - be sure to walk all around as the decoration is amazing. Also lovely inside. Only three exhibits on but the Klimt Beethoven frieze is just incredible.

Thank Vsm09
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
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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