• Discover the influential group of innovative young artists who ‘seceded’ from the Austrian art establishment in 1897, including Gustav Klimt and Otto Wagner
• Understand the Secessionists’ links with their Art Nouveau and Jugendstil contemporaries and their influence on the Expressionist and Modernist movements
• Enjoy guided architectural tours and visits to Vienna’s leading art museums
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Depart London Heathrow 1220 on British Airways, arriving Vienna 1525. Transfer to Hotel Mailberger Hof for four nights. Introductory lecture.
Morning: walking tour looking at buildings in the city centre (including Karlsplatz metro station designed by Wagner and Olbrich), followed by visit to the Secession Building (Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze). Afternoon: tour of ‘Vienna 1900’ and ‘Wiener Werkstätte’ galleries at the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) followed by free time to explore the rest of the museum. Free evening.
Morning: Majolika House, Schönbrunn metro station and villas in suburb of Hietzing (exteriors) followed by private tour of Klimt Villa & Studio. Afternoon: Wagner’s villas in Hütteldorf (exteriors) followed by private tour of Church of St Leopold in the grounds of Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital.
Morning: Wagner’s Postal Savings Bank and Belvedere Museum (Klimt/Schiele galleries). Afternoon: tour of ‘Vienna 1900’ galleries at the Leopold Museum followed by free time to explore the rest of the museum.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Karl Marx-Hof (famous 1920s housing complex) and Steinfeldgasse (Hoffmann villas – exteriors). Depart Vienna 1630, arriving London Heathrow 1750.
17 May — 21 May 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour requires a good level of fitness and mobility, as it will involve significant amounts of walking and standing, including over cobbled streets and up steps. Some journeys will be made by tram.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £150.
Cost of £1745 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches, three dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, superior double room for single use supplement £235.