"Woman in Gold" Tour
Have you seen the movie "Woman in Gold" with Helen Mirren?
This movie deals with a famous painting by Gustav Klimt that had to be restituted by the Belvedere to its former Jewish owners. It was a wonderful movie and it inspired me to work out this tour!
We will experience Vienna's most splendid palace and have a little lecture about baroque castle and garden architecture, we will then visit the fantastic art gallery of the palace, and see one of the most iconic paintings of all times: Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss".
Gustav Klimt was quite a Ladies Whisperer and I will tell you why most women fell for him.
One of his young artist friends was Egon Schiele. We will explore expressionist art and compare it to Klimt's style.
Over coffee and tea a discussion on art restitution will follow.
We will then leave the Belvedere and take the tram to the Secessionist Building and see another great painting by Gustav Klimt, the Beethoven Freeze.
Our tour will conclude on the Naschmarkt, Vienna's trendy farmers Market
Secessionist Building (closed Mondays)
Naschmarkt (closed Sundays)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Upper Belvedere Palace at the Ticket Shop
End location: Naschmarkt Farmers Market
Duration: 4 hours
walking and tram
Estimated Local Cash Needed
31 EURO - Ticket Belvedere 14
Ticket Sessionist Building 9
Tram Ticket 5 EUR
coffee 5 EUR
I do not have a car of my own but I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Vienna is a city like New York City where owning a car is not necessary and if so a hassle with parking.
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Susanne is 5 star experience ! She is knowledgeable about history, art, and the city. She is also fun and the time passes by very quickly. Great sense of humor. She pre- arranged all access to sites we wanted to see making it flawless. We didn't wait in lines. We saw places off beaten path and tapped into " local life". I would highly recommend her and use her again.