3 hours, walking, public transportation
This private, special theme tour is ideal for those who would like to immerse in the atmosphere of Vienna 1900. In that period Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe, like Florence was around 1500.
Vienna in fact paved the way to Modern Life in Europe. Around 1900 the city highly appreciated intellectual talents, cultural achievements and innovations. It attracted numerous intellectuals, artists, scientists, businessmen and many of them were pioneers in the different movements of Modernity; in philosophy – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Kurt Gödel; in medicine – Karl Landsteiner, Carl von Rokitansky, Sigmund Freud; in architecture – Otto Wagner, Joseph Maria Olbrich; in visual arts – Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka; in music –Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schönberg, and many others.
The tour will begin with sharing my impressions with you about a masterpiece of Gustav Klimt – the Beethoven Fries in the Secession building and will end on the old grounds of the General Hospital (das Allgemeine Krankenhaus Wien). The itinerary and my narrative focus on:
A customized tour with special emphasis on a personality or on a specific subject connected with Vienna 1900 of your choice is welcome upon request.
The entrance fee to the Secession building is 9,50 EUR/person. Visits to other museums are optional and upon arrangement.