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Upper Belvedere, rear
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Belvedere

Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), successful general and art connoisseur, had Belvedere garden palace built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as his summer residence – at the time it was still outside the gates of the city.
This baroque architectural jewel consists of two palaces (Upper and Lower Belvedere), which today house Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Upper Belvedere - World's biggest Klimt collection and "The Kiss"

The heart of the Belvedere collection is formed by the 24 paintings of Gustav Klimt with his golden images "The Kiss" and "Judith". Klimt's "The Kiss" in particular is world-famous. The 180 x 180 cm painting was created in 1908/09 and shows Klimt and his friend Emilie Flöge as a couple in love. "The Kiss" is probably Austria's most famous work of art. Klimt's portraits of women also impress and be marveled at in the Upper Belvedere.

The permanent exhibition at the Upper Belvedere was completely redesigned at the beginning of 2018: a total of 420 works can be seen in seven themed rooms spread over three floors. Thematically, the tour starts with the history of the Belvedere. In the other rooms, works of art from the Middle Ages, Baroque, Classicism and Biedermeier periods are shown. A separate, large area on the first floor is naturally dedicated to Vienna Modernism and the art of 1900, where Klimt's "Kiss" has found its new home. Finally, the art of the inter-war and post-war periods is shown on the second floor.

Lower Belvedere and Baroque garden

Closed until further notice due to construction work.

While the Upper Belvedere was all about representation, the Lower Belvedere acted as the residential palace of Prince Eugene. The lavish splendor of the owner is reflected in the Groteskensaal (Hall of the Grotesque), the Marble Gallery and the Golden Room. Special exhibitions are held in the Lower Belvedere and the Orangery. Nowadays, medieval art can be marveled at in the sables where the prince's horses once stood.

The gardens of the Belvedere are a highlight of Baroque landscape architecture. A reflecting pool was created in front of the place, in which the building's façade is reflected. The large terraces with ponds connect the Upper to the Lower Belvedere. The Kammergarten was originally reserved only for the man of the house and his closest associates. The Alpine Garden in the palace park is the oldest in Europe.

Please note: Groups of 10 or more people, you must make an appointment for a tour with the Upper Belvedere in advance. There is no charge for this. You can contact the reservation team at the Belvedere by email or telephone.

Monday to Sunday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Email:

Telephone: +43 1 795 57-333

Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Please note: Groups of 10 or more people, you must make an appointment for a tour with the Upper Belvedere in advance. There is no charge for this. You can contact the reservation team at the Belvedere by email or telephone.
      Monday to Sunday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
      Email:
      Telephone: +43 1 795 57-333

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -9%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Klimt ticket (Upper and Lower Belvedere): 21,5€ instead of 24€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 102 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parking space for visitors with disabilities in front of the entrance at Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Parking: 10 am – 6 pm
    • Elevator available
      • Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each). "Seeing differently" tours (tactile tours) in the Upper Belvedere: The tours with picture descriptions and tactile support are particularly suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors.
 Multimedia guides with videos in Austrian Sign Language (OGS) are available to deaf and hearing impaired visitors. Over 30 videos provide information on selected works of the collection in the Upper Belvedere and on the palace and garden complex as well as the history of the Belvedere.

    • Comments

      2 elevators reachable via a ramp (staff will provide assistance), wheelchairs available at the cloakroom.
      Shop/café: a few steps (staff will provide assistance).

Lower Belvedere, Orangery

Rennweg 6
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Klimt ticket (Upper and Lower Belvedere): 21,5€ instead of 24€

  • Opening times

    • Closed until further notice due to construction work.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (90 cm wide)
        Rennweg 6
      • Ramp 600 cm long , 200 cm high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
 Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts.

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop & Orangerie: no steps

      Orangery entrance: wheelchair access via link corridor from Lower Belvedere to the Orangery, 2 single, paned doors (each 131 cm wide). Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery.

Belvedere - Prunkstall (Belvedere - Prunkstall)

Rennweg 6
1030 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (125 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in sign-language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours). Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each).

    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery
      Orangery Shop: wheelchair-accessible

Alpine Gardens (Alpengarten) in the Belvedere Garden

Landstraßer Gürtel 1
1030 Vienna

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