Secession Building - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 12.017 E 016° 21.960
33U E 601501 N 5339462
The Secession Building served as the center of the Secession Movement of artists who rebelled against convention.
Waymark Code: WMKRJ0
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 05/22/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 11

Although a small building, this Museum features few permanent exhibits...but is notable for the famous Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt. The Museum also has visiting exhibits as well and a small shop. A visit is worth while just to see the architecture of the building...which, by the way, is on the list of Great Buildings of the World.

Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"The Secession Building (German: Wiener Secessionsgebäude) is an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession, located in Vienna, Austria. Secession refers to the seceding of a group of rebel artists from the long-established fine art institution.


The building features the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, one of the most widely recognized artworks of Secession style (a branch of Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil). The building was financed by Karl Wittgenstein, the father of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The motto of the Secessionist movement is written above the entrance of the pavilion: "To every age its art, to every art its freedom" (German: Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit). Below this is a sculpture of three gorgons representing painting, sculpture, and architecture."
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 1 - Innere Stadt, page 7

Friedrichstraße 12 Vienna, Austria

Year built: 1898

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: Not listed

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