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Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude)

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Address: Friedrichstrasse 12 | 4th District/Wieden, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-587-5307-0
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

In addition to a strong collection of contemporary art, this museum houses...

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."

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Not my choice

Went here with a family group of 5 people. I was favorably impressed as it wasn't my choice. I think the guided tour is a must - we listened in on an English tour and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with a family group of 5 people. I was favorably impressed as it wasn't my choice. I think the guided tour is a must - we listened in on an English tour and the content was most enjoyable. If you know anything about Gustaf Klimt - this is a must see.

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Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very important building in his historic context. Today is a very ornamented cube with a lot to see from inside and very little outside. Unless you are very interested in architecture history, the envelope of the building is more than enough. But don't skip it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In an interesting location it is a fab building but the Klimt Frieze is worth the entrance fee alone. The shop has lovely Klimt designs and gifts perfect for every range and so much better than the other museum shops and tourist shops.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one work is stunning, and that is all that we saw. The gallery was installing another exhibition, so they offered a reduced admission price. Worth lingering and taking in all of the many details in Klimt's masterpiece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exterior is worth walking round to just take it in. Frieze is very good Get an audio guide it explains what is going really clearly

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but worth it for the frieze - unless you know a lot about it prior to visit (which we didn't) make sure you read the leaflets in the room explaining the frieze, we found this very useful and interesting. The rest of the floors were not really my cup of tea but (hubbie loved the exhibition though) - if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't miss out this building because of its huge golden globe structure at the top We did not go in, just passby as there are more interesting places to go in the city of Vienna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The building itself is a gem. Unfortunately, every time when we have been in Vienna there has been exhibitions, which were too modern to us.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't understand why a gallery of such importance in the history of art was not to be found in any guides or in the top attractions on Tripadvisor. Now I know. If it had been free I would have given it a half-hearted recommendation.... but it wasn't. (9 euros!) If I'd been able to have a good look at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't go there if not around. Small and short visit. Relatively expensive. Odd arts with little explanations.. Air conditioned

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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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.