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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
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Reviewed today 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

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank mcevne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Pavan1220
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Thank Londonworkweary
Reviewed 30 September 2018 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

Thank eph9
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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 28 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 16 September 2018 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!

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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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