Jugendstil = Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau is the only “style” that serves as the patron saint of one of our rooms, and this has a very special reason. If you stand in front of our pension, you will see the building of Wiener Postsparkasse, which was built by Otto Wagner in Art Nouveau style. It was built from 1904 to 1906. Art Nouveau was a kind of architectural revolution, because it replaced Historicism, which after all stood for the entire Ringstrasse project. The style was considered too modern and therefore the building on Georg Coch Square had to move into the background. And it fared comparatively well, because another building of this era, which was actually planned for the Ringstrasse, had to be built elsewhere. It is this one, the Secession, which is associated with Art Nouveau like no other building. But the Viennese modernism prevailed and so one finds from an architectural point of view numerous witnesses for the Art Nouveau in Vienna. This reform style, or Secession style, can be found along the entire Wienzeile and Karlsplatz – it is unmistakable. Visit also the Otto Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing, the Majolikahaus, the Otto Wagner Church, the Artaria-Haus, the Urania and the Looshaus at Michaelaplatz.