Adolf Loos and Art Nouveau Downtown
The 1st district of Vienna, a UNESCO Heritage Area, actually houses many examples of „modernism“; the Municipality was open minded around 1900 and adapted sometimes rigorously – impossible today!
Looking around, we find many interpretations by various disciples of Otto Wagner and marvellous details of the rigid simplicity by Loos.
Many architects left Vienna after WWI and took the new ideas across the globe – the Vienna School of Architecture continues to our days (Plecnik, Fabiani, Hollein, Peichl,...).
Meeting Point: Looshaus Michaelerplatz
Secession - Beethoven Freeze
The Secession was inaugurated 1898 and to this day exists as an independent artist association with elected Board. The start was meant to introduce contemporary international art into old fashioned Vienna and many famous colleagues were intrigued to donate their work to the freshly started Austrian Gallery (today Beldvedere).
Exhibits are arranged by individual invitation only, the Beethovenfreeze from 1902 by Klimt is on loan in the basement.
The programme was developped by Mahler, relating it to the interpretation by Wagner; lets study together the result – staggering to this day!
Meeting Point: outside Secession
Extra Fees: entrance ticket