Museums & interiors. Vienna’s Secession times (4h)
Our half day private tour is the most complete art nouveau tour that you can book in four hours to learn about Secession in Vienna. While other tours don’t include interiors and show only facades, our tour is focused on museums and interiors and therefore on a deeper understanding of the style and the cultural background. It is important to take into account that in the period around 1900 Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe, like Florence was around 1500.
The highlights of this complete 4-hour private tour are the Museum of Applied Arts, Karlsplatz, Secession, Postsparkasse and Belvedere.
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 including Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, Rudolf von Alt, Hoffmann and Moser.
This private, special theme tour is suitable for those who would like to immerse in the atmosphere of Vienna 1900, when it was the cultural capital of Europe, like Florence was around 1500. In the year 1900 the City of Music was the seventh largest city in the world. Nowadays the Austrian capital is not in the the list of the “100 largest cities in the world”.
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.
Duration: 4 hours.
Departure time: 9.30am.
Prices for your private group as a whole:(Price per price person can be lower than 57€ depending on the size of your private group)
1 – 8 PAX = 480€
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Pay a deposit of 200€ to make the Booking, either by Paypal or Bank transfer. You can also pay the full price by Bank transfer.
Tell us your group size and choose the Date and Time of your Art Nouveau experience. Reserve early to guarantee availability.
On this complete 4 hour walking and public transport tour we will be pleased to show you the major examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Vienna. This Secession tour is focused on museums and interiors of buildings. 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.
We will start our trip in Postsparkasse to arrive in the Museum of Decorative Arts (MAK) half an hour later. There, we will explore a collection of early 20th-century paintings, illustrations and furniture, including works by Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffman, amongst others.
Then, we will head to Karlsplatz, the central Charles’ Square. At noon we will go to Secession, the icon of Viennese Secession style. Originally conceived as an exhibition hall, this space allows us to consider the exchange of ideas between the avant-garde in various cities across Europe as the continent teetered on the edge of World War I.
After visiting the Sezession building we will head to Belvedere. In this Palace see Gustav Klimt’s legendary painting “The Kiss” as well as major works by Schiele and Kokoschka for yourself.
This private tour will be a journey back in time to Vienna’s Belle Epoque.
Focus of the tour
The main focus of our tour is on museums and interiors of buildings of the Secession style in Vienna. That’s why we don’t include the Naschmarkt and the Wagner Häuser on the Wienzeile, because you can go there alone at any time if you want.
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.
This private tour include lots of references to history, architecture, decorative, cultural art, literature and music of the fin de siècle. If you are more interested in a tour focused on facades CLICK HERE and discover the 3 hours General Vienna Art Nouveau Private Tour.
Tours can take place every day of the week but please note that the opening hours of some buildings will influence the daily the order and content of the tour:
- Sezession and Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) – closed on Mondays.
- Postsparkasse – closed on weekends.
Pick Up and Drop Off
This Art Nouveau Experience starts at Postsparkasse or you hotel (if located nearby) and ends in Belvedere Palace.
Professional fully licensed private guide.
Fees for public transportation: 7,50€ per person. The ticket can be used during 24 hours.
Fees museum tickets:
- Entrance to Postsparkasse -Otto Wagner Biography. The building’s history, furniture and interiors: 8€; reduced fee for students, senior citizens and groups: 6€. To see all ticket prices CLICK HERE
- Museum of Applied Arts (MAK): Adults: 9,50€; Seniors and Students: 7,50€. To see all ticket prices CLICK HERE
- Secession building: Adults: 9,50€ pp; Pupils, students and senior citizens: 6€ pp. To see all ticket prices CLICK HERE
The tour will end in Belvedere. There you can visit on your own the Collection and Kiss by Gustav Klimt at Upper Belvedere: Adults: 15€; Seniors and Students: 12,50€. To see all ticket prices CLICK HERE
Food or drinks.
Airport pick-up and / or drop off (extra fee).
If you have not paid the private tour in full, remember to bring the pending amount in cash the day of the private tour (not credit card allowed).
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.
Amazing Vienna. So much to see. If you love Art Nouveau and look for a detailed information and a great guide, book with artnouveau.club. Two months later we booked a private tour in Paris, also amazing. Europe is fantastic.
John, Ohio, USA
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