Vienna Art Nouveau (4 Hours )
In the 19th century Vienna became one of the most famous centres of the “Art Nouveau”, called after the magazine JUGEND (i.e. YOUTH), founded in Munich in 1896. Beside the floral ornamental decorative style which uses curved lines a second style representing an austere, straight-lined and functional direction was developed. Many buildings in very good condition will be seen on this tour. The OTTO WAGNER house (at Graben 10), the SECESSION, the stations of the Vienna City Railway at KARLSPLATZ, the houses at Linke Wienzeile 38 und 40, the POSTSPARCASSE (the Postal Savings Bank) and the CENTRAL CEMETERY, where we visit the tombs of Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Strauß. This tour can be extended to the BELVEDERE PALACE, housing famous works of art by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt (“The Kiss”) and Oskar Kokoschka. The MUSEUMS QUARTER with the Leopold Collection and works by Egon Schiele is also worth seeing. At special request and prior booking you can also visit the most famous “Art-Nouveau”-ChurchAM STEINHOF (the “Steinhof-Church” right in the centre of the Vienna Mental Institute.