The Viennese Modernism

"It must have been very interesting in Vienna back then..."

Daniela Kurz
19 February 2018

Vienna 2018 is all about the protagonists of Viennese Modernism - Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser. These four key personalities of Austrian cultural history died in 1918. In 2018, their work is celebrated with numerous exhibitions in various Viennese institutions.

The period around 1900 was undoubtedly one of the most exciting and influential in Vienna. Numerous innovations in art, literature, architecture, psychology, philosophy, science and society have shaped Viennese Modernism. Even today, Viennese Modernism is reflected in several buildings and in the architecture of Vienna.
The Belvedere and the Leopold Museum own the world's largest collections of the two painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, including Klimt's masterpiece "Kiss" and Schiele's "Wally Neuzil". Otto Wagner's influence on Viennese architecture can be admired at the magnificent houses along the Wienzeile or the city railway stations (today underground stations U4 and U6). Not to forget, the wonderful Church of St. Leopold and the Secession. Also Koloman Moser, the first graphic designer and co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte left his mark. Hotspots for Moser's (design) works are the MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, the Leopold Museum and the Church of St. Leopold.

We have created the perfect travel program for your clients on the subject of "Viennese Modernism":

Viennese Modernism | 5 days

Highlights: 

  • Belvedere Palace with the Klimt masterpiece "Kiss"
  • Secession
  • Houses along the Wienzeile
  • Church of St. Leopold
  • Ernst-Fuchs Museum/Otto-Wagner Villa 
  • and many more

Secession