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Viennese Modernism 2018: Special tours

Otto Wagner sanatorium

Otto Wagner designed the Weisse Stadt (White City) project in Vienna’s 14th district. The development comprised a hospital, Art Nouveau theater and the Church of St. Leopold. Guided tours in 2018:

  • Otto Wagner’s White City (available in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish by prior arrangement)
  • Otto Wagner Church of St. Leopold (public tours in German, no advance registration required, Sat 15:00 and Sun 16:00; also available in English, French, Italian and Spanish by prior arrangement)

Sigmund Freud Museum

Sigmund Freud and Viennese Modernism: a city tour

The tour takes in the places where Freud saw patients, met friends and compared notes with fellow professionals: mansion houses and coffeehouses on the Ringstrasse boulevard, the University of Vienna and the former site of Vienna General Hospital. Price includes: admission to the Sigmund Freud Museum.
Tours can be booked individually:

Otto Wagner from the boat

Combination ticket: Boat & Otto Wagner coffee break

The boat ride along the Danube and Danube Canal allows Vienna at the turn of the previous century to be discovered from the water: the trip passes through the historic Nussdorf lock system designed by Wagner, past the Schützenhaus and the arches of the former Stadtbahn railway. The boat trip is accompanied by a coffee break with Sachertorte and a Wiener Melange coffee. Duration: approx. 90 minutes, price: €33
Departs Reichsbrücke (arrives Schwedenplatz):
March 3 to November 4, 2018: daily 12.30 pm and 4.00 pm
April 14 to October 7, 2018: additionally daily 1.30 pm and 5.00 pm
Information and bookings

Accredited tour guides

Numerous accredited Vienna guides offer tours covering topics including Viennese Modernism, Austrian Art Nouveau, turn-ofthe- century architecture, Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser. A number of them have also put together special tours that take the theme for 2018 as their point of departure:

    Ursula Schwarz: Awakening & Farewell – Viennese Modernism 1918/2018; Flourishing Art Nouveau from Stadtpark to Hietzing; Art Nouveau, Secession and Modernism; Art Nouveau and Art Déco in Döbling; Art Nouveau & Fin de Siècle – from the Loos Haus to the Austrian Post Savings Bank.
    Marieta Teich: The tour begins with Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze in the Secession, and ends in the grounds of the Old General Hospital (duration: 3hrs).
    Sonia Montiel de Muhm: Architecture tours: Viennese Modernism & Art Nouveau Walks; Protagonists of Viennese Modernism; Viennese Art Nouveau; Viennese Architecture and Design; Vienna’s First District etc.
    Nini Leydolt: Themed tours: Otto Wagner’s Vienna; The Three Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy: Freud, Adler, Frankl; Sigmund Freud’s Vienna around 1900.
    Katharina Ebner: Otto Wagner – Anniversary Tour: the man who made Vienna modern; The straight and sweeping line: Viennese art and design from 1900 to the present day; New Vienna: the birth of Modernism.
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