Exterior shot of Belvedere 21
© Belvedere, Wien

Belvedere 21

The impressive building was constructed by leading architect Karl Schwanzer as the Austria pavilion for the World Exhibition in 1958 and opened as a museum for the art of the 20th century in Vienna in 1962. At Belvedere 21 – as the house is called nowadays – contemporary art from Austria and temporary, international exhibitions have been presented since 2011. In the light-drenched, open spaces of the modern museum architecture, visitors are given an overview of the art created in Austria in the past 70 years and important international positions presented. The museum is the showplace for performative installations, film presentations, specialist lecture, readings, concerts and talks with artists, and offers a platform for the local art scene.

Architect Adolf Krischanitz adapted and remodeled Schwanzer's building for the re-opening in 2011. In 1958, Schwanzer received the Grand prix d'Architecture for the trendsetting and technically innovative design.

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1,50€ off
  • Opening times

    • We - Su, 11:00 - 18:00
    • We, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Public Holidays (including Monday and Tuesday) 11 am-6 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   140  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 1 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 250 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (spaces in the Blickle cinema by the entrance on the right)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours on the architecture of 21er Haus and the sculptures of Fritz Wotrub for blind and visually impaired people. Seating in collection area.

    • Comments

      Sitzmöglichkeiten in den Ausstellungen, im Foyer und in der Garderobe.

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Exterior shot of Belvedere 21
© Belvedere, Wien
Exterior shot of Belvedere 21 by night
© Sabine Klimpt, Belvedere, Wien
Interior shot of Belvedere 21
© Belvedere, Wien
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