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Secession Building

Local name: Wiener Secessionsgebäude

The building dates from the late nineteenth century. It is a symbol of secession and a model of its architecture. Visitors can see a frieze painted by Gustav Klimt and various temporary exhibitions.

The building was created as a result of calls from the Vienna Secession, i.e. an association of visual artists operating at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The building itself was erected to provide a space for exhibitions of artists' works. It was designed by Joseph Marie Olbrich, a student of Otto Wagner.
This is the only exhibition house in Austria, which is entirely managed independently by the artists.

In 1902, there was an exhibition dedicated to Beethoven created by Gustav Klimt, which numbered over 60,000 people. This makes her one of the biggest successes of secession in the world.


Attractions inside

    Secession Building map
    Friedrichstraße 121010 Vienna , Austria