Secession in Vienna. Art and Design around 1900 (2.5h)
This half day private tour is a thematic private tour about Klimt in Vienna. The highlights of this private tour are Secession and Belvedere.
You will learn about the design elements, political and aesthetic philosophy of the elegant turn-of-century style, and also understand the history behind the movement that rejected Austria’s imperial past through new types of art led by a visionary group of artists like Otto Wagner.
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.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Departure time: 9am, 9.30am or 10am.
Prices according to size of your private group (price can be as low as 37€ per person depending on the size of your group):
1 – 8 PAX = 320€
+8 PAX – Please Contact Us
Pay a deposit of 150€ 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 2.5 hour walking and public transport tour we will be pleased to go deep in the Viennese Art & Design of 1900 so you can enjoy learning about the cultural background of the society at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Art Nouveau at its best.
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 Underground Stations.
After visiting the stations we will Otto Wagner Houses at Wienzeile.
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. This private tour will be a journey back in time to Vienna’s Belle Epoque.
The Museum of Decorative Arts (MAK) is closed on Mondays so we won’t perform the tour this day of the week. This Art Nouveau private tour will take place from Tuesday to Sunday.
Please note that the opening hours of some buildings will influence the order and content of the tour.
Pick Up and Drop Off
This private tour will start in Postsparkasse building or you hotel and will end at Wienzeile, near Naschmarkt.
Professional fully licensed private guide.
Payment for public transport for the morning part of the tour: 8€ per person and 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
Food or drinks.
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).
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.
Focus of the tour and other Vienna private tours
This is a general Art Nouveau private tour about Art & Design and includes lots of references to history, architecture, decorative, cultural art, literature and music of the fin de siècle.
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:
- Gustav Klimt, Dream & Reality in Vienna’s fin de siècle – CLICK HERE for more information.
- Otto Wagner – the pioneer of modern urbanism – CLICK HERE for more information.
- Steinhof Church – Otto Wagner’s Art Nouveau masterpiece – CLICK HERE for more information.
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 Secession, the 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.
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