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  • Stadtbahn station, now museum
    Stadtbahn station, now museum
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    Stadtbahn station, now cafe
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    Jugendstil

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 29, 2013

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    Art Nouveau-Judendstil or Secession-Stile Liberty-Modernism-Moderna, a different expressions in a different languages and countries for what is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially in decorative arts that was most popular during 1890-1910. It was inspired by natural forms and structures. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment. In short, it was a way of life.
    Vienna Secession was initiated in 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffman, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Max Kurzweil, Otto Wagner and many others.
    Otto Wagner (1841-1918) was architect and urban planner, famous for his lasting impact of the appearance of Vienna, which was his home town. He contributed with buildings, most of which are considered today as a landmarks of Vienna; Majolik haus, Stadtbahn stations, Kirche am Steinhof, Palladium Villa, etc.
    The two former station entrances on Karlsplatz, erected 1898 in the course of Stadtbahn construction, are now used as a cafe and museum.

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    Villa Wagner / Fuchs Villa

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 28, 2013
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    Otto Wagner had the building he designed built from 1886 to 1888 as a summer residence and lived in the house from 1895. In 1972 it came into the possession of the painter Ernst Fuchs, and he renovated and set up here his studio. Today there is the private museum Ernst Fuchs.
    Opening times from tuesday to saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, € 11.

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    Anker Uhr

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 23, 2013
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    The Anker Clock is a bridge connecting the two buildings of the former Anker Versicherung (today Helvetia, esigned by the Art Nouveau painter Franz von Matsch. It was built between 1911 and 1914. In the course of twelve hours twelve pairs of figures from the history of Vienna are running over the bridge. By 12 clock noon parading all figures in musical accompaniment. In the advent time carols resound at 17 and 18 o'clock.
    The clock might have a problem with daylight saving time changes (the figure changing was not working in spring 2013 and is not working right now but the music is working)

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    Zentralfriedhof

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 15, 2013

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    This cemetery opened in october 1874 after the older cemeteries Sankt Marx, Währing (both are also interresting) etc. became to small. It was at the beginn rather unpopular because of the distance from the town so the city council made from 1881 a "Ehrengräberanlage" with famose persons like Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert etc. coming from other cemeteries and 1910 a big church by Max Hegele and finaly also the tram line 71 from the center to the cemetery.
    Get there by tram 71, 72 and 6, main entrance is tram stop Zentralfriedhof 2.Tor, you can also enter at the tram stops Zentralfriedhof 1. (for the old jewish cemetery) and 3. (protestant cemetry) Tor. Inside is a bus every half hour between 9 am and 3,30 pm.

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    Looshaus

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 1, 2013

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    To the dismay of Kaiser Franz Josef Adolf Loos build this house without decorations in 1909 just next to the Hofburg for Goldman & Salatsch a leading haberdasher in Vienna. Today there is a Raiffeisen bank (witch did a a lot to keep everything original) and some other shops, you can go inside at regular banking hours, unfortunately the bank doesn´t allow a pictures taken from the quite nice interior. Right next to it is Demel, famose for it´s cakes.
    Bus 1 A has a stop there comming from Schottentor, not the other way, bus 2 A stops there coming from Schwedenplatz and stops nearby coming from the Opera. Herrengasse U 3 is the closest subway station.

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    Otto Wagner Church am Steinhof

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 1, 2013
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    St. Leopold am Steinhof was built by Otto Wagner between 1904 and 1907 as part of the "Niederösterreichischen Landes-Heil- und Pflegeanstalt für Nerven- und Geisteskranke" (Lower Austrian care and treatment institution for nervous and mental ill, Vienna was at that time part of Lower Austria).
    The style was quit controversial when it was opened in october 1907, the leading Viennese newspaper Die Presse wrote „Und ist es nicht eine hübsche Ironie des Schicksals, dass so ziemlich das erste vernünftige sezessionistische Gebäude grossen Stils in Wien für die Irrsinnigen gebaut worden ist?“ (And is it not a pretty ironic that pretty much the first sensible secession building in Vienna a large scale has been built for the insane?).
    Famose are the glass mosaic windows in Tiffany style created by Koloman Moser. The figures on the bell towers of St. Leopold and the preacher Severin was created by Richard Luksch.

    Get there by bus 48 A from Dr. Karl Renner Ring (U 3 and U 2 at Volkstheater station U 3 also at Ottakring Station and U 6 at Thaliastrasse station), from there you have a 500 meter walk up the hill or a 2,5 km taxi ride (there is a taxi stand near the bus stop) to Psychiatrisches Zentrum Baumgarnter Hoehe (if you miss it the last stop Pulmologisches Zentrum Baumgartner Hoehe is 500 meters further)
    Bus 47 A from U 4 Unter St.Veit station is also possible but Pulmologisches Zentrum Baumgartner Hoehe is the last stop where the bus waits some time before going to Psychiatrisches Zentrum Baumgarnter Hoehe and back to Unter St.Veit

    Guided tours: Sat. 3 pm and Sun. 6 pm ( € 8,1 hour, no registration required), there is also a Art Nouveau Tour, april till october every wednesday 2 pm, meeting point: Foyer of the Director‟s Building, 1.5 to 2 hours, € 12, private tours are possible start at a minimum of € 90, april to october there are some concerts (website german only):
    http://www.wienkav.at/kav/ows/veranst.asp?Monat=10
    Tel. +43 1 910 60-11007
    There is also a theater at the area, but at the moment under renovation.
    This Church is open to the public only on Saturday 4 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm (€ 2), Mass: Sundays and (church) holidays 9:30 am (Palm Sunday - St. Leopold´s Day)

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    Postsparkasse

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 1, 2013
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    Built between 1904 and 1906 as K.K. Postsparcassen Amt, designed by Otto Wagner in the then brand new reinforced concrete. Otto Wagner had air conditioned from the beginning the big halls, the big aluminum fans in the banking hall are particularly striking.
    Today there is Bawag Postsparkasse and inside the bank is the entrance to a museum about the work of Otto Wagner.
    Closest tram station is Julius Raab Platz with tram 1 and 2 closest underground station is Schwedenplatz U 1, U 4, tram 1and 2.

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    Secession - a great art nouveau-building

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    The Secession is one of the most important and well known Art Nouveaubuildings in Vienna and it is also shown on the 20 cents-coin of Austria.
    It was built as an exhibition-hall by austria artists, called "Vereinigung Bildender KünstlerInnen Österreichs Wiener Secession"
    The architect was Joseph Maria Olbrich, just 30 years and he was working in the artelier of Otto Wagner.At first the building was planned for a place along the Ringstrasse, but the city-government did not like its architecture and gave its permission to build this museum only outside of the Ringstrasse and only as a temporary solution "only for the time of 10 years" as you still can read in the city-annals of 1897.
    In 1898 the building was finished and the local people in Vienna still call it "Krauthappel" (cabbage).
    Take a walk around the Krauthappel and take a look at the lovely details !
    Secession is open for visitors :
    Tuesdays - Sundays : 10.00am - 06.00pm
    guided tours each Saturday at 03.00pm
    and Sunday at 11.00am
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    opening-times for X-mas in 2009:
    December 24th : 10.00am - 04.00pm
    December 25th : closed !
    Jan 1st : 10.00 - 06.00pm

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    Beethovenfries inside the Secession

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Gustav Klimt :Beethovenfries in Secession
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    The Beethovenfries was made by Gustav Klimt in 1902 but a big part of it is missing because it was ment just for a short exhibition and thrown away afterwards. A part of it was saved by an art-collector and now it is the best exhibit inside the well-known Secession-museum.
    The other rooms of the secession are showing modern art, mostly installations of a strange kind, so the Beethovenfries might be the only reason to go there for most of the tourists.
    Secession is open for visitors :
    Tuesdays - Sundays : 10.00am - 06.00pm
    guided tours each Saturday at 03.00pm
    and Sunday at 11.00am
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    opening-times for X-mas in 2009:
    December 24th : 10.00am - 04.00pm
    December 25th : closed !
    Jan 1st : 10.00 - 06.00pm

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    Arik Brauer Haus - Gumpendorfer Straße

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    The Arik Brauer Haus in Gumpendorferstraße is another example of contemporary Viennese architecture.The house with the colorful fassade is situated at the end of Gumpendorferstraße / Gürtel. It shows great mosaiques and painted tyles designed by Arik Brauer, one of the famous Viennese painters of the school of the so-called "Phantastic Realism "
    You may recognize paintings by Arik Brauer easily by his own special style and in my opinion his architecture is better that Hundertwasser's - but that is my personal opinion and most tourists in Vienna will never see this building.
    Arik Brauer is also a great and popular singer and one of his daughters once participated in the European song contest...
    Arik-Brauer-Haus is a private appartement-house and may be seen only from outside.

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    Otto Wagner's Villa = Ernst Fuchs Villa

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Otto Wagner's Villa  =  Ernst Fuchs Villa
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    This Art Nouveau building was once the private Villa of Otto Wagner, built between 1886 and 1888. Otto Wagner was the most famous Art Nouveau Architect in Vienna at the end of the 19th century.

    Today this Villa is owned by Prof. Ernst Fuchs, another very famous Austrian painter.
    Prof. Ernst Fuchs decorated the villa also with his own paintings and ornaments
    I also saw the pavillon(shown in my last picture)once in early spring - the fountain in front is still covered - and this pavillion is obviously made by Prof.Fuchs in his own style.
    All my pics are made from outside through the fence - and maybe you also have a look there, when you drive up the " Höhestraße " leading up to Kahlenberg.
    there is a museum in the villa and it is
    open monday-fridayb10.00a.m.-05.00p.m.

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    Haus Wittgenstein

    by yvgr Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    Haus Wittgenstein, also known as the Stonborough House and the Wittgenstein House) is a house in the modernist style designed and built on the Kundmanngasse, Vienna, by the Austrian architect Paul Engelmann and the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Engelmann designed a spare modernist house after the style of Adolf Loos: three rectangular blocks. Wittgenstein showed a great interest in the project and in Engelmann's plans and poured himself into the project for over two years. He focused on the windows, doors, door knobs, and radiators, demanding that every detail be exactly as he specified, to the point where, as Waugh writes, everyone involved in the project was exhausted.

    Today its the cultural department of the Bulgarian Embassy.

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    Secessions-Gebäude

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 19, 2011

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    The remarkable art noveau Secession-building, or just the "Secession", is located close to the Karlsplatz; it was built in 1897 as a gallery for contemporary art. Its most unique feature - a sphere of iron-wrought golden leaves - is probably the best-known example of the Jugendstil art school in Vienna. Painter Gustav Klimt contributed the "Beethovenfries" to the Secession. The Secession is also depicted on Austrian EURO coins.

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    Sucession Building

    by Emmjai Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    You can't miss this wonderful building, built by the 'Successionists' to show their art. But the best thing about the building is the outside, (though the space inside is wonderful).
    This is also the home of the Beethoven Freise, but perhaps I am alone in being rather disappointed in this friese, designed by Klimpt, originally for temporary exhibition. His pictures in the Belverdere, and his decorations of the houses nearby are much better examples of his work, at least in my humble view.

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    The Ankeruhr Clock

    by azz8206 Updated Oct 22, 2010
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    You'll find the Ankeruhr Clock in Hoher Markt Square not far from the Stephansdom. It is a beautiful clock built in an Art Nouveau design and erected between 1911-1917. It is attached to two buildings and forms a bridge between them. During a 12 hour span, 12 historical figures move across the clock face. Every day at noon these same historical figures march across the clock face serenaded by classical music.

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