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The Secession Museum


In 1897 a number of artists broke their ties with Künstlerhaus, the association and gallery of Vienna's art establishment which they considered intolerably conservative, seceded and formed a new art association with the name of Secession and the motto, "To the Age, its Art. To Art, its Freedom."

In 1898, Joseph Maria Olbrich, a student of Otto Wagner, erected an Art Nouveau gallery building for the new association.

In 1985-86, the cupola of the Secession was gilded anew and the Secession was renovated and adapted under the guidance of Adolf Krischanitz.

The 112-foot Beethoven Frieze, a virtuoso pictorial interpretation of the 9th Symphony, created by Gustav Klimt for the Beethoven Exhibition of 1902, is on permanent display in a new room on the basement level.


Friedrichstraße 12
1010   Wien

Guide dogs permitted

Elevator available

80 cm wide and 105 cm deep, Doors 80 cm wide.


Side entrance: reachable via exterior elevator.

Main entrance: 13 steps, main exhibition rooms accessible by elevator. Access to all exhibition rooms: elevator. Elevator: door width: 80 cm, cabin depth: 105 cm, cabin width: 80 cm. Beethoven Frieze: 15 steps (escort required). Drawing Room: 24 steps.





  • +43 1 587 53 07

Opening hours

  • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00


  • Adults € 8,50

U, tram, bus: Karlsplatz/Oper
tel. 587 53 07
Tue-Sun and public hollidays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Exhibitions: 5 Euro
Exhibitions and Beethoven Frieze: 8,50 Euro
guided tours sat 3 pm, sun 11 am: 1,50 Euro