Kirche am Steinhof, Otto Wagner’s masterpiece (2.5h)
Our half day private tour is focused in the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital complex, probably the main example of Otto Wagner Art Nouveau work in Vienna. Steinhof Church is a hidden gem of European Art Nouveau nos seen by many. A really exclusive experience you can experience with us.
This tour is suitable for those who would like to spend a relaxing morning immersed in the atmosphere of Vienna around 1900, when it was the cultural capital of Europe, like Florence was around 1500.
In this tour learn about the design elements, political and aesthetic philosophy of the elegant turn-of-century style. Understand the history behind the movement that rejected Austria’s imperial past through new types of art led by a visionary group of artists includingOtto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, Rudolf von Alt, Hoffmann and Moser.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Departure time: 9.30am.
1 – 8 PAX = 450€
+8 PAX – Please Contact Us
Tell us your group size and choose the Date and Time of your Art Nouveau experience. Reserve early to guarantee availability.
On this complete 2.5 hour unique private tour we will be pleased to show you a jewel of the Viennese Art Nouveau and one of the best kept hidden secrets of Art Nouveau in Europe.
We will go by public transport to the beautiful Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital complex designed by Otto Wagner, the pioneer of modern urbanism. There, you will spend an hour visiting the interior of the architectural masterpiece which is Kirche am Steinhof Church. After, our specialized licensed local guide will show you its surroundings, helping you to admire many design and architecture details like lamps or rails around balconies.
This private tour include lots of references to history, architecture, decorative, cultural art, literature and music of the fin de siècle. Every element of the interior and exterior is beautiful, but the history surrounding it makes this tour a real unique experience.
We consider that this approach allows a deeper understanding of the style and the cultural background of the society of the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries. This private tour will be a journey back in time to Vienna’s Secession times.
Pickup & Drop Off
Starting point is you hotel (if located centrally). We will end the tour in Steinhof Church. If your hotel or accommodation is centrally located you can choose to start the tour right from your hotel.
Professional fully licensed private guide.
Entrance fee to Steinhof church (90€).
Payment for public transportation: 8€ per person and can be used during 24 hours.
The price doesn’t include food nor drinks.
Remember to bring the pending cost of the private tour in cash the day of the private tour (not credit card allowed).
Bookings of this private tour must be done at least two weeks before the desired tour date. Saturdays or Sundays that services and weddings take place in their premises the scope of the visit can be affected.
In the event that you have difficulties while booking (not availability for your desired date/time,…) or that you have any additional query please tell us right now visiting the Contact section or clicking HERE.
To book this tour start by selecting the group size and the date of your tour on the calendar available in this page. To access detailed information about the provision of the service (process of purchase, payment options, cancellation and date change policy,…) visit the Customer Service section at the bottom of the website or click HERE.
Focus of the tour and other Vienna private tours
While other tours don’t include interiors and show only facades, we have three private tours focused on museums and interiors and therefore on a deeper understanding of the style and the cultural background.
We offer three alternative 2,5 hour private tours in Vienna, if you are interested to know more about them please go to the links below:
- Vienna Secession: Art and Design around 1900
- Otto Wagner – the pioneer of modern urbanism
- Gustav Klimt, Dream & Reality in Vienna’s fin de siècle
If you like this tour philosophy and you can spend the whole day visiting with us, we have a longer tour. For these lucky visitors we have a full day tour that incorporates a Steinhof Church and a lunch in an art nouveau restaurant, amongst other additional sights. CLICK HERE for more information and Booking.
Art Nouveau in Vienna
Vienna had a higher density of conservative nobility than Budapest, the other co-capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and this fact delayed the entrance of this new artistic movement in Vienna. It was not until 1896 that the painter Gustav Klimt and a number of other artists quit the conservative Künstlerhaus and founded a new art association called Secession, a name used by a popular building completed in 1898 and used by many of the members of this movement, artists like Otto Wagner or Josef Hoffman. An impressive Art Nouveau building you will always remember.
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