Follow in the footsteps of Klimt, the Art Nouveau artist who left his footprints all over Vienna. Begin your journey at Burgtheater, where the artist painted the ceilings and staircases: here, he recreated the Ancient theatre of Taormina in Sicily, where he depicted the Globe Theatre in London and a scene from Romeo and Juliette. Continue towards the Museum of Art History, and particularly the stairs of the establishment that decorate the spandrels between columns where 40 paintings await you.
At the Pavilion of the Secession, a basement room is dedicated to the famous Beethoven Frieze, a 34-metre-long interpretation of the musician's Ninth Symphony. Then head to the Wien Museum, on Karlsplatz, which exhibits some of Klimt's works such as Emilie Flöge, a portrait of his life companion, and Pallas Athena. Two other museums hold the painter's works: the Leopold Museum and MAK (Museum of Applied Arts). Last but not least, finish your walk at the Belvedere to admire The Kiss, his most famous work, adorned with gold and silver, as well as Judith and Adam and Eve.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Museum of Art History)
Secession Wien (Pavilion of the Secession)
MAK Wien (Museum of Applied Arts)