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GUSTAV KLIMT & Vienna around 1900

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 404 reviews.Vienna, Austria

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Experience hosted by Kolja

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

For our walk to Klimt we meet at a Vienna Coffeehouse, Klimt`s favourite Coffeehaus (3 min. walking distance from the Opera & metro station Karlsplatz) and get a little educative introduction about Klimt and his time in Vienna - it's about Klimt as an artist, as an influential functionary and as a bon vivant in Vienna. After that we will accompany you on the best way & transfer to the Belvedere Palace (3 stops tram as well) with its beautiful gardens which hosts the biggest Klimt painting collection worldwide. On the way we point out important buildings and institutions that had been part of his artistic environment and very important for Klimt and his career: we will indicate the Vienna Künstlerhaus and the Vienna Secession, Historicism-, Jugendstil-, Modernism buildings and decorations by Theophil Hansen, Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser and other most important personalities of the era of Klimt. You will get already a feeling for the tensions between tradition and modernity in the time around 1900. Arriving at the Upper Belvedere you will be able to admire original paintings by Klimt including the famous painting 'The Kiss'. We learn about his artistic environment and colleagues such as Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Kolomann Moser, Hans Makart, Anselm Feuerbach, Vinzent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner and many others. We will draw your attention to many details and relate them to Klimt and his time. As a member of WKÖ with registered trade licence, member of the Friends of the Belvedere and Association of Austrian Art Historians (VÖKK) I am very happy to accompany you during your stay in Vienna and to share my passion for the time around 1900 with you. I am very much looking forward to meeting you soon.
For our walk to Klimt we meet at a Vienna Coffeehouse, Klimt`s favourite Coffeehaus (3 min. walking distance from the Opera & metro station Karlsplatz) and get a little educative introduction about Klimt and his time in Vienna - it's about Klimt as an artist, as an influential functionary and as a bon vivant in Vienna. After that we will accompany you on the best way & transfer to the Belvedere Palace (3 stops tram as well) with its beautiful gar…

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Fri, Oct 30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R$202 per person
R$202 per person
Sat, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R$202 per person
R$202 per person
Tue, Nov 3
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
R$202 per person
R$202 per person

Meet your host, Kolja

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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As an art historian I have done my researches on Klimt and Vienna around 1900 as part of my phd-thesis. I live in Vienna and pass by the institutions and places of Klimt`s time around 1900 every day.
Since I have a great interest and involvement in contemporary Young Art I am this experience is also about 'Young Art History': it is also about Klimt as a young artist about his style and artistic environment in his time.
As a member of the WKÖ with trade licence also for this experience, member of the Association of Austrian Art Historians (VÖKK) and member of the Friends of the Belvedere I am looking forward to sharing the experiences with you and to seeing you soon.
As an art historian I have done my researches on Klimt and Vienna around 1900 as part of my phd-thesis. I live in Vienna and pass by the institutions and places of Klimt`s time around 1900 every day.
Since I have a great interest and involvement in contemporary Young Art I am this experience is also about 'Young Art History': it is also about Klimt as a young artist about his style and artistic environment in his time.
As a member of the WKÖ with trade licence also for this experie…
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About the organization: Verein zur Förderung Junger Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts



We promote and sensibilize for young art through exhibition projects and art communication and bring together young artists and art public. Our Association for the Promotion of Young Art of the 21st Century is particularly interested in what is currently being produced. In order to understand the phenomenon of young art today we also have a look at `Young Art History´ and at early works of historical artists, young art in the history of art. Currently we are organizing a Young Art for Peace project 2018/2019 to support young artists and to promote peace. We are member of the WKÖ with trade licence for this experience, member of the Triends of the Belvedere, member of VÖKK.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Verein zur Förderung Junger Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts.

Where you'll be

The participants will experience compact exciting research work on Klimt and will get a good impression of where Klimt's most important stations in Vienna were.
During the walk and transfer, we'll accompany you for the best way via shortcuts past architecture and artifacts to authentically get a feeling for Klimt`s time. We will point out buildings and institutions that were very important for Klimt and his career - like the Vienna Secession and the Künstlerhaus as well as some Historicism- and Art Nouveau buildings. Then we will go to the (Upper) Belvedere palace with it`s baroque gardens were you are going to see the original masterpieces of Klimt inside the Belvedere. Please be dressed accordingly for ca. 1 hour outside, ca. 1 hour inside. Afterward enjoying the museum or the gardens by oneself is very well possible.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 404 reviews.

Andrew
September 2020
Do this tour. We did several experiences in Vienna and this was the best. Kolja gives a brilliant narrative that allowed us to understand parts of the city we had seen throughout our stay. This historical context allowed us to appreciate the themes in Klimt's work. Highlight of our holiday.
Do this tour. We did several experiences in Vienna and this was the best. Kolja gives a brilliant narrative that allowed us to understand parts of the city we had seen throughout o…
Jan
September 2020
Besser gehts wirklich nicht. Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte lebendig und spannend wie ein Krimi. Toll zu erleben, wieviel mehr man bei einem Besuch mitnimmt, wenn man einen fachlich, didaktisch und menschlich großartigen Begleiter wie Kolja findet.
Besser gehts wirklich nicht. Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte lebendig und spannend wie ein Krimi. Toll zu erleben, wieviel mehr man bei einem Besuch mitnimmt, wenn man einen fachl…
Karen
July 2020
Kolja is truly an expert and has a lot of knowledge on and passion for Gustav Klimt and Vienna in the 1900s. He is friendly, professional and can answer any question. The 2 hours flew by quickly and we gained a lot from it. His knowledge about the paintings and Klimt’s life is extraordinary. Truly worth it.
Kolja is truly an expert and has a lot of knowledge on and passion for Gustav Klimt and Vienna in the 1900s. He is friendly, professional and can answer any question. The 2 hours f…
Alexander
July 2020
This was certainly the best guided tour I've experienced in my entire life. Kolja was enourmously knowledgeable and a true expert. He elegantly connected the architecture and art of present-day Vienna to the complex character Gustav Klimt, enabling us to truly feel the spark of art nouveau in Austria's capital. I was particularly intrigued by the stories about Klimt's personal life and the connections Kolja drew to other artists not only of Klimt's time but across historical boundaries. Thank you very much for such a unique experience!
This was certainly the best guided tour I've experienced in my entire life. Kolja was enourmously knowledgeable and a true expert. He elegantly connected the architecture and art o…
Chris
January 2020
As the Brits say, it's "what it says on the tin". Great walking tour for about 30-45 minutes that brought us up to speed on the Vienna of the time, and then deep explanation of Kimpt's paintings that we say in the palace, along with his evolution as a painter and other influences. We're not particularly knowledgeable about art, but it was a great experience.
As the Brits say, it's "what it says on the tin". Great walking tour for about 30-45 minutes that brought us up to speed on the Vienna of the time, and then deep explanation of Kim…
Talisha
January 2020
If you have an interest in art, architecture or history, particularly with respect to Vienna, book this tour!! Kolja is extremely knowledge and the depth of his expertise is incredible. On top of being an expert, Kolja is also very personable and friendly and takes a keen interest in the participants of the tour — making sure that people are comfortable, answering any questions that arise (there is hardly anything that he does not have a thorough answer to), obliging to snap a few photos if desired, and giving great recommendations for other places to eat/explore around the city. This tour was a highlight of our trip, and I would highly, highly recommend!
If you have an interest in art, architecture or history, particularly with respect to Vienna, book this tour!! Kolja is extremely knowledge and the depth of his expertise is incre…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

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Perfect all-year-experience:
The experience takes place a little outside but also indoors. Even in bad weather the experience is well possible since it is adjusted to the actual weather so that you will not get too wet if you are dressed accordingly. Make always sure that you are dressed accordingly to the weather and for the walk.

What to bring

The ticket for the Belvedere is not included in the price, you can buy it online before (recommended), otherwise it will be bought at the entrance of the Belvedere.

We go 3 stops by tram. Please bring yourvalid trip-, day- or weekticket for Vienna for public transport. If you do not have it, please bring some coins (2,60) with coins one can get tickets inside the tram.