"The Secession Building." Art Nouveau - Jugendstil Tip by margaretvn

Art Nouveau - Jugendstil, Vienna: 55 reviews and 144 photos

This Jugenstil building (built in 1898) was designed by Joseph M. Olbrich. The building has almost no windows and is topped with a gold filligree globe of entwined laurel leaves.
We went there to see probably the best known exhibit - Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze. This was designed in 1902 as a decorative painting, and it is three walls of the room. It is 34 metres long. The frieze shows interrelated figures and it is thought to be a commentary on Ludwig v. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It is beautiful.

Address: Friedrichstrasse
Directions: U Bahn to Karlsplatz and then a short walk

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2005
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