The Belvedereâ€™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 worldâ€™s finest Baroque landmarks. Momentous events have taken place in the Upper Belvedereâ€™s Marble Hall and from here there is a spectacular view of Vienna.
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 worldâ€™s largest Gustav Klimt collection. The glittering highlights are Klimtâ€™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.
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
Upper Belvedere - daily 10am to 6pm
Lower Belvedere - daily 10am to 6pm, Wednesday 10am to 9pm
Augarten Contemporary - Thursday to Sunday 11am to 7pm
Plane Wien Schwechat: Bus, to stop SĂĽdbahnhof
Train to stop SĂĽdbahnhof
Tram D, to stop Schloss Belvedere
Tram 18, 0, to stop SĂĽdbahnhof
Bus 13A, 69A, to stop SĂĽdbahnhof
Undergraund U1, to stop SĂĽdtirolerplatz
Tram 71, to stop Unteres Belvedere
Tram D, to stop Am Heumarkt
Tram N and 5, to stop Am Tabor
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a person accompanying a disables visitor: EUR 2.50
guided tours for max. 25 people: â‚¬ 70
Audio guide Lower Belvedere EUR 3.00
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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.
Guided tours for groups are available on demand firstname.lastname@example.org, T. +43 1 79557-134
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)
Please see website for current events.
Museums need Friends too ...
Support one of Europeâ€™s most important museums by joining the Friends of the Ă–sterreichische Galerie Belvedere!
The society Friends of the Ă–sterreichische 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).
Belvedere at Night
The Belvedere Palace will open its doors especially for you!
Give your guests and friends an extraordinary evening in one of Europeâ€™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, email@example.com, T +43 1 79557-221