Friedrichstrasse 12. (Open Map)


In 1897, nineteen visionary artists left the Künstlerhaus, the main artistic establishment in Vienna, to form the Wiener Secession (Vienna Secession). This group included Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser and Joseph Olbrich. It was Olbrich who designed the Secessionists' new exhibition centre, combining minimalistic functionality with beautiful stylistic elements. Its most famous attraction is Klimt's enchanting Beethoven Frieze, which is gilded in stunning detail. Guided tours in English (€3) are held at 11am on Saturdays, and audio guides can be purchased for €3.