Wien - Vienna

Austria



Address:
Prinz Eugen-Str. 27

1030
Phone: + 43 (01) 79 557 0
Website: http://www.belvedere.at/j

Belvedere Wien

The Belvedere’s two magnificent palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, were built in the 18th century as the summer residence for the important general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). He chose one of the most outstanding Baroque architects Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668-1745). The palaces with their extensive gardens are considered to be one of the world’s finest Baroque landmarks. Momentous events have taken place in the Upper Belvedere’s Marble Hall and from here there is a spectacular view of Vienna.


Permanent Collection

The Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of "art around 1900" is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection. The glittering highlights are Klimt’s golden pictures The Kiss and Judith , and masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka. Prominent works by the French Impressionists and the outstanding collection of Viennese Biedermeier paintings are further attractions at the Upper Belvedere.


Exhibitions

Please find accurate information on our ongoing and forthcoming exhibitions on the website http://www.belvedere.at/jart/prj3/belvedere/main.jart?rel=en&content-id=11696557




Cost

Lower Belvedere (ATTENTION NEW PRICES)

Standard ticket: EUR 9.50

Senior citizens EUR 7.50

Students (up to age 27) EUR 6.00

Groups of 10 EUR 8.00

Vienna Card EUR 7.50


Opening hours

Upper Belvedere - daily 10am to 6pm

Lower Belvedere - daily 10am to 6pm, Wednesday 10am to 9pm

Augarten Contemporary - Thursday to Sunday 11am to 7pm


Getting there

Upper Belvedere
Plane Wien Schwechat: Bus, to stop Südbahnhof
Train to stop Südbahnhof
Tram D, to stop Schloss Belvedere

Tram 18, 0, to stop Südbahnhof
Bus 13A, 69A, to stop Südbahnhof
Undergraund U1, to stop Südtirolerplatz

Lower Belvedere
Tram 71, to stop Unteres Belvedere
Tram D, to stop Am Heumarkt

Atelier Augarten
Tram N and 5, to stop Am Tabor



:: Map Vienna http://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/

:: ÖBB Information http://www.oebb.at/vip8/oebb/de/

:: Plans of Vienna's public transport networks http://www.wienplan.com/select/plaene_hs.html


Facilities

a person accompanying a disables visitor: EUR 2.50

guided tours for max. 25 people: € 70

Audio guide Lower Belvedere EUR 3.00


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

As part of the special exhibition programme there are accompanying, in-depth talk series with artists or experts, also excursions and events that tie your visit in with other pleasures ? culinary, musical and literary. Appointment is required.


Groups

Guided tours for groups are available on demand public@belvedere.at, T. +43 1 79557-134



Guided tours:

Upper Belvedere - Saturday 10.30am (English), 3pm (German)

Lower Belvedere - Oskar Kokoschka. Dreaming Boy - Enfant terrible - Sat./Sun./holiday 3pm (German), Wed.6pm (German)

Tony Cragg >< F.X.Messerschmidt - Sat./Sun./holiday 4pm (German)


Adults

Please see website for current events.


Membership

Museums need Friends too ...

Support one of Europe’s most important museums by joining the Friends of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere!
The society Friends of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere was formally founded on 14 January 2000. The constitution was established in March by the board. The Friends' goals are to support and promote the Belvedere.
Members enjoy free admission to the gallery's permanent collections and partner museums, are kept in touch with the latest news from the Belvedere and have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities both in Austria and abroad.

On request we can fax or mail to you the society statutes or minutes from past general meetings (in German).


Venue hire

Belvedere at Night

The Belvedere Palace will open its doors especially for you!

Give your guests and friends an extraordinary evening in one of Europe’s most beautiful Baroque palaces, the summer residence of Prince Eugene, and combine some tasty treats with a memorable experience of art. Appreciate the unique and famous view of Vienna while enjoying a cool glass of Klimt sparkling wine and delicious nibbles.

The evening culminates in a tour about the masterpieces of the Belvedere. The world famous Kiss by Gustav Klimt and the historic Marble Hall are key parts of the talk.
Tours can also be booked in other parts of the collection or the specialexhibitions.

ADir. Franz Wodni
T + 43 (01) 79 557 140


Mag. Christiane Kurz
T + 43 (01) 79 557 310
F + 43 (01) 79 557 144

Please contact Gerald Birkner, events@belvedere.at, T +43 1 79557-221