The Belvedere – A Unique Baroque Ensemble of Great Historical Importance and World-Renowned Museum in the Heart of Vienna
Three locations offer an extensive overview of Austrian art history in an international context.
Upper Belvedere: Once Prince Eugene’s palace, it was constructed between 1717 and 1723 for the purpose of prestige and display according to plans by the famous Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt. It stands on a knoll from which the magnificent view of Vienna that gives the palace its name can be enjoyed. Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto) captured it as a veduta in the 18th century, and ever since it has been celebrated as the "Canaletto View." In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty was ratified in the Marble Hall. Today, the Upper Belvedere houses the most important collection of Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day. The highpoint is the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss (Lovers) and Judith.
Lower Belvedere: The former residential palace of Prince Eugene with state rooms well worth seeing (Marble Gallery, Gold Cabinet, Hall of Grotesques) and a beautiful privy garden. Today, the palace hosts a variety of changing exhibits that provide an important boost to the Vienna art scene.
Belvedere 21: Light-flooded pavilion architecture in post-war modernism by Karl Schanzer meets contemporary art. An experience in a class by itself.
Renovation of the Lower Belvedere*
From June 2020 to May 2021, the exhibition spaces at the Lower Belvedere will require a general technical upgrade. The exhibition rooms of the former residential palace will be refurbished to meet the latest standards in ventilation and security and fire protection technology.
Upon completion, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition Gustav Klimt. Pigment & Pixel, starting on 24th June 2021.
* Subject to change without notice.
Tickets for these attractions may be obtained at: www.belvedere.at
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed for renovation until summer 2021
Schweizergarten, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays: 11 am – 6 pm, Thursday and Friday: 11 am – 9 pm