Complete driving Vienna Art Nouveau private tour (8h)
From: 930 €
This 8-hour full day private tour is probably the best art nouveau tour in Austria.
The highlights of this comprehensive tour are the Museum of Applied Arts, Karlsplatz, Secession, Belvedere, Postsparkasse (closed in weekends), the lunch in an art nouveau restaurant and Steinhof church (and maybe Klimt-house too). Your interests will determine the museums included in the tour. Our tour guide will adapt the itinerary to your interests.
Kirche am Steinhof church, Otto Wagner church and Church of St Leopold are the three names of the building designed by Otto Wagner, a founder and leader of art nouveau in Vienna. The private visit to the interior of this building makes this tour special and unique, A MUST for art nouveau lovers that visit the Austrian capital.
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.
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 themed tour is suitable for those who would like to immerse in the atmosphere of Vienna 1900, when it was the cultural capital of Europe.
Departure time: 9.30am. Other options on request.
Price: 1 – 2 PAX = 930€.
Price: 3 – 7 PAX = 965€.
On this 8-hour private tour we will show you the major examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Vienna and we will accompany you in a private visit to discover Steinhof, considered the first modern church in Europe and without any doubt one of the most important Art Nouveau churches in the world.
We will start our tour punctual at 9.30 in Postsparkasse to arrive in Museum of Applied 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, a popular square on the border of the 1st and 4th districts. After noon we will go to Secession and visit this icon building 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. If we have a good timing we may be able to see the Otto Wagner Houses on Wienzeile.
After, we will head to Belvedere Palace. Highlights from the holdings Vienna 1880–1914 are the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings (including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss (Lovers) and Judith) and works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Around 13.30 we will take you to an Art Nouveau restaurant for lunch. We suggest the café Belvedere because it is convenient as is nearby. There are also another recommended place within a walking distance of 10 minutes so it will depend on your wishes.
After lunch we will go to the beautiful Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital complex designed by Otto Wagner, a jewel of the Viennese Art Nouveau. There, you will spend an hour visiting the interior of the architectural masterpiece which is Kirche am Steinhof Church and admiring many design and architecture details like lamps or rails around balconies.
If there is some time left and the members of the group agree, we will do a 10 minutes ride to visit Klimt-Villa, Gustav Klimt’s studio in the last 8 years of his life. Despite it is not original, the building is still interesting to see.
If traffic is good, we will see some other interesting art nouveau places in our way back to the city center.
Focus of the tour
The focus of our tour are museums, interiors of buildings and the cultural background of the Secession style in Vienna. Therefore, if you book the tour you will get an in-depth understanding of the style and its cultural background. If you have any special interest, please tell us in advance and we can adapt the tour to your needs. To discover other Art Nouveau Private Tours CLICK HERE.
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:
- Secession and Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) – closed on Mondays
- Postsparkasse – closed on weekends
- Steinhof – during the weekends we may have to invert the order of the tour and visit it in the morning. It will happen the Saturdays or Sundays that services and weddings take place in their premises
- Klimt Villa – closed from Monday to Wednesday
Pickup & Drop Off
Starting point is Postsparkasse or your hotel (if located nearby).
We will end this tour leaving you by car/minivan at your hotel or also we can drop you off at any other place in the city center.
Things to Bring
Visitors must bring the pending payment of the private tour price in cash (470€). Therefore, credit cards are not accepted for such payment. Camera.
Pickup & Drop Off
The starting point of the tour is Postsparkasse or you hotel if located nearby.
We will end this tour leaving you by car/minivan at your hotel or at any place you prefer in the city center.
Professional fully licensed private guide.
Transportation – Mercedes Car/Minivan with driver is included for 4 hours. Mercedes Benz E-Class or Mercedes Benz Vito depending on group size.
Private tour inside Steinhof church – The 160€ fee to enter its premises and building is not included in the price of the tour and if interested will be paid cash in the entrance of the tour.
Your interests will determine the museums included in the tour. Our tour guide will adapt the itinerary to your interests.
Food or drinks.
Groups must be no larger than 7 people.
We don’t guarantee the visit to Naschmarkt or Wagner Häuser on the Wienzeile because we prefer to focus our private tour on the places included in the itinerary. You can go alone to these two places at any time if you want.
Click on the calendar on the right in order to book this tour, and do at least 1 week in advance if you want to visit Kirche and Steinhof.
To book this tour start by selecting the group size and the date of your tour on the calendar available in this page. 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.
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Vienna in 1900
This private, special themed 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 several 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.
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