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 and Belvedere 21*

From June to December 2020, one of the two 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 Klimt. Inspired by Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse.

·         Complete closing of the Lower Belvedere 20.01.-12.02.2020

·         Complete closing of the Lower Belvedere 02.06.-23.06.2020

·         Complete closing of the Lower Belvedere 05.10.2020-20.10.2020

The Palace Stables, Orangery and State Rooms (Marble Hall, Gold Cabinet and Hall of Grotesques) will be open from 24.6.-4.10.2020 and from 21.10.2020 onwards.

A mobile cash point will be available.

Belvedere 21 lower floor

·         Complete closing expected from 13.01.2020 – 18.10.2020

* Subject to change without notice.


Tickets for these attractions may be obtained at:

Tickets are valid for one year!

Addresses and opening hours

Upper Belvedere: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

The Upper Belvedere will reopen on 1 July, 2020.

Mon–Sun 9 AM–6 PM / Fri 9 AM–9 PM

Lower Belvedere: Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna

The Lower Belvedere opens ist doors from 15 May to 1 June, 2020, giving you an opportunitiy to enjoy our exhibition „Into the Night. Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art“.

Mon–Sun 10 AM–6 PM / Fri  9 AM–9 PM

Belvedere 21: Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

The Belvedere 21 will reopen on 1 June, 2020 and awaits you with exhibitions by „Eva Grubinger“ and „Herbert Brandl“.

Tuesday to Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Late Nights: Thursday and Friday 11 am - 9 pm

(Monday only open on public holidays)