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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 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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...

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

A piece by Klimt is the main attraction, very beautiful, but nothing more, or we were lucky to catch the time when most of the expo was closed

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The building and the frieze are spectacular. The exhibition shown during my visit was thought-provoking though likely of little interest to those who do not enjoy modern art.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Amazing view of famous Beethovenfries, you can seat and admire the room. Go to details, read the explanations, and look again. And that's all. You cannot visit the palace, and see the golden decoration. There are some other expositions but they are not of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We should have read Trip Advisor! We asked our tour rep where to see Gustav Klimt’s work and he sent us here. We saw the renowned and impressive Beethoven frieze. It’s a shame it is displayed so high up on the gallery walls so that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 center. The
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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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