The lovely green, gold and white-marble pavilion on Vienna’s Karlsplatz has finally found a new purpose in life; designed by Otto Wagner in 1897 as part of the city’s new train station, it has now become the permanent home to an exhibition on the life of this extraordinary, forward-thinking Art Nouveau architect. The revamped interior of the pavilion presents a detailed look at Wagner’s architectural legacy to Vienna, including churches and private houses as well as the Russian Embassy, which he completed in 1886. The museum also acts as a springboard to other Wagner-related sites around the city, such as his monumental Post Office Savings Bank on the palatial Ringstrasse.
Open Apr–Oct Tue–Sun 10am–6pm. Admission adults €4, seniors & students €3, free aged 18 or under, free first Sun of month. Combined ticket with Wien Museum Karlsplatz, €8. Metro U1, U2, U4 to Karlsplatz.