Belvedere Palace


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Prices & Opening Times


Lower Belvedere:

Adults: € 13.90 | Reduced: € 10.90

Upper Belvedere:

Adults: € 15.90 | Reduced: € 13.40

Belvedere 21:

Adults: € 8.90 | Reduced: € 6.90

Children and youth under 19: Free
Reduced: Over 65 & Students under 26

Vienna Pass holders: Free

Combined day ticket
Upper Belvedere + Lower Belvedere
Adults: € 22.90 | Reduced: € 19.90 | Vienna Card: € 21.50

Combined day ticket
Upper + Lower + Belvedere 21
Adults: € 24.90 | Reduced: € 21.90

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Opening times

Lower Belvedere:

9 am – 6 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Upper Belvedere:

10 am – 6 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Belvedere 21:

11 am – 6 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
11 am – 9 pm (Thursday)

Highlights & Photos

  • The Marble Hall: It is considered one of the most beautiful Rococo rooms in the world and features a grand ceremonial hall with ornate plasterwork and frescoes. The Austrian State Treaty was signed here .
  • The palace gardens: The palace is surrounded by a beautiful garden, which features a number of sculptures and a parterre garden.
  • Art collection: The palace also has na art collection with famous works such as Klimt’s The Kiss, Still Life by Oskar Kokoschka, Self-Portrait by Richard Gerstl and many other masterpieces.
  • The Orangery: A glass-roofed building that was used to house orange trees and other exotic plants.

How to get there


Lower Belvedere: Rennweg 6
Upper Belvedere: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
Belvedere 21: Arsenalstraße 1

Getting There

Lower Belvedere:

Tram 71
Station “Unteres Belvedere”
Tram D
Station “Gußhaustraße”

Upper Belvedere:

Tram D
Station “Schloss Belvedere”
Train & S-Bahn, Tram 18, O
Station “Quartier Belvedere”
Underground U1
Station “Südtiroler Platz / Hauptbahnhof” + 15 minutes walk

Belvedere 21:

Train & S-Bahn, Tram D, 18, O
Station “Quartier Belvedere”
Bus 69A
Station “Arsenal”

History Timeline

1712: Construction begins at the Lower Belvedere

1717: Work begins at the Upper Belvedere

1718: Baroque park completed

1723: Upper Belvedere finished

1736: Prince Eugene of Savoy dies in Vienna City Palace

1752: Habsburgs (Maria Theresa) acquire the Belvedere

1781: Picture Gallery opens at Upper Belvedere

1896: Upper Belvedere becomes residence of heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand

1903: Modern Gallery opens in Lower Belvedere as state museum

1912: Modern Gallery becomes Austrian State Gallery

1918: Austrian Gallery expands to include both Upper and Lower Belvedere

1945: Palaces damaged during WWII, undergo reconstruction and renovation

1953: Museum operations resume at Upper Belvedere as Austrian Gallery

1955: The Austrian State Treaty is signed at the Upper Belvedere (on May 15)

2018: Single-brand strategy with three locations: Lower Belvedere, Upper Belvedere, and Belvedere 21.

Eat & Drink nearby

Plachutta Wollzeile

Wollzeile 38, Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5121577
Website (english version)

11.30 am to 11.30 pm (Daily)
Kitchen closes: 11.00 pm

Known for their traditional Viennese cuisine, particularly their Tafelspitz (boiled beef) and various kinds of Knödel (dumplings)

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Bognergasse 5, Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5338125
Website (german only)

8.00 am to midnight (Daily)

A gourmet restaurant that serves traditional Viennese cuisine with a modern twist

Café Central

Herrengasse 14, Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5333763
Website (english version)

08.00 a.m. – 09.00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
10.00 a.m. – 09.00 p.m. (Sunday & public holidays)

A historic café that has been in operation since 1876, and was a popular hangout spot for intellectuals and artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Live piano music from 03:30 – 08:30 p.m. except on Tuesdays

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Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)—or “The Belvedere”—is one of Vienna’s most popular tourist destinations and an important historical site. It is home to several of Austria’s most famous art collections in Vienna.

The attraction houses some of Austria’s most prestigious art collections. Large collections of middle ages, Austrian Baroque art, and Austrian art from the 19th and 20th centuries are among these.

The complex is made up of two palaces, the Lower (Unteres) and Upper (Oberes) Belvedere, which are on the grounds of a building and garden complex that used to be Eugene of Savoy’s summer home, and a third site, the Belvedere 21, which is close by.

There is a huge garden area between the two buildings.

It also includes Belvedere 21, a modern art museum, the Orangerie, the Palace stables, the Privy Garden, two enormous gardens, and a reflecting pool.

Construction on the lower and upper Belvedere palaces began in the early 18th century.


Prince Eugene, fresh from his victory over the invading Turkish army, commanded a construction of a summer residence on the Glacis slope along the Rennweg with the Palace of Versailles as his primary focus. The architect Lucas von Hildebrandt started his work on this masterpiece in 1700.

By 1716, Lower Belvedere, the residence of Prince Eugene, was complete. Actually, Prince Eugene used to reside in the Lower Palace.

In 1723, the Upper Belvedere was completed. Empress Maria Theresa purchased the entire complex after Prince Eugene passed away.

And later, in 1776, they converted the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition space for the imperial collections, making it one of the first public museums in history.

At the time, the two buildings were then linked by a magnificent garden created by Dominique Gerard, a landscape gardener from Paris. The entire property was sold to the Imperial Court after the bachelor Prince passed away. 


The Modern Gallery debuts in 1903 as a state museum and counterpoint to the imperial holdings in the Lower Belvedere. It was founded to showcase Austrian art in a global context.

The collection grows thanks to help from the Ministry of Culture, the Association of Fine Artists Austria-Vienna Secession, and private donations.

On May 15, 1955, in the Marble Chamber of the Upper Belvedere, the Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and Austria signed the Austrian State Treaty. This gave the country its independence back.

– Gustav Klimt at the Belvedere

Enter the majestic Belvedere Palace. After a visit to the Lower Belvedere, you can explore Austrian paintings from the Middle Ages to the 21st century in the Upper Belvedere. Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to the Upper Belvedere. 

This painting is famous and well-known all over the world. It hangs on a wall in the permanent exhibition area at Upper Belvedere.

Gustav Klimt is unquestionably one of the great names in Austrian art. He was the son of a simple gold engraver, but he became the most famous Viennese Art Deco artist and one of the most in-demand artists in Vienna. A significant portion of his work is displayed at the Upper Belvedere Palace.

– Napoleon at the Saint Bernard Pass

In Jacques-Louis David’s (1803) glorified portrait of Napoleon, the French emperor is seen riding a white stallion across the Alps into Italy in 1801. In fact, Bonaparte rode a mule on this trip.

– Still Life with Dead Lamb

This still life by Oskar Kokoschka (1910) is seen as a symbol of a world that has lost its path.

– Cliff Landscape in The Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Caspar David Friedrich, a German Romanticist, aims to tell the difference between how people built their societies and how God made natural landscapes.

In this landscape from 1822 to 1831, the tree stumps show how quickly things change, while the mountain peaks show that God is always there.

– Character Heads

Franz Xavier Messerschmidt was one of the 18th century’s most strange artists. In his “Character Heads” series, from 1770 to 1783, he made busts of people with very different facial expressions.

People consider that the funny Intentional Jester is one of the best parts.

– Self-Portrait, Laughing

This portrait of Richard Gerstl was painted the same year he took his own life (1908).

Located in the centre of Paris, is conveniently close to both the Eiffel tower and the Invalides.

The Lower Palace at Belvedere, designed specifically as a residence, is just as grand as the Upper Palace. Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt designed the Lower Belvedere as a residence for Prince Eugene, with chambers that exemplify the Baroque lifestyle and artistry.


Exhibits and activities are currently held in the Lower Belvedere and Orangery rooms.

The Orangery 

The Orangery was redone following Prince Eugene’s death. The Orangery structure may be found at the base of Belvedere’s private garden.

This place was first used as a warm conservatory for citrus plants. When this famous structure was initially finished in 1714, it gave the appearance that trees were growing up from the ground, like an orchard. It let Prince Eugene’s guests see plants since the roof, and south-facing wall of the old building could be taken down.

In 2007, The Orangery’s interior was transformed into a modern, white cube gallery space. So, the Orangery of today is a museum gallery showing temporary art exhibits.

The Marble Gallery 

The Marble Gallery, the Golden Room, and Groteskensaal (Hall of the Grotesque) display Prince Eugene’s lavish lifestyle. It was designed for the express purpose of collecting and exhibiting a large number of statues from antiquity and important Baroque sculpture collections.

The Grotesque Hall

The wall paintings in the Grotesque Hall, which got its name from a popular style of art at the time, are also worth seeing. Other highlights include the Sale Terrene, which has beautiful decorations; the Garden Pavilion, which has paintings and murals; and the Spitzhof, an outlying building set aside as an exhibition space.

The Palace Stables

The Palace Stables are now hosting an exhibition of historical treasures from the Middle Ages

A grand two-story Marble Hall is another impressive feature. It is also there to greet visitors. This spacious chamber is notable for its artistic ceiling fresco and the plaster medallions that decorate the walls, portraying the deity Apollo.


A modern addition to the Belvedere complex. 

The Belvedere 21 Museum is not only fascinating from an architectural point of view. Still, it worked hard in Austrian art’s 20th and 21st centuries. It hosts contemporary art exhibitions of art, music, and literature from Austrian and international authors.

The famous architect Karl Schwanzer built the impressive building as the Austria pavilion for the 1958 World’s Fair. In 1962, it opened in Vienna as a museum for art from the 20th century. At Belvedere 21 – as the house is called nowadays – contemporary art from Austria and temporary international exhibitions have been presented since 2011. Adolf Krischanitz, an architect, adapted and remodelled Schwanzer’s building for its re-opening in 2011. In 1958, Schwanzer received the Grand Prix for Architecture for his trendsetting and technically innovative design.

Sculpture Garden

The Belvedere 21 sculpture garden has pieces by well-known artists from all over the world. Heimo Zobernig made an architectural intervention in 2013 with five concrete bases that looked like stages.

The Belvedere’s baroque gardens are some of the most magnificent gardens in the world. The central park is between the Lower Belvedere and the Upper Belvedere. It has three large terraces.


The huge garden of the Belvedere Palace is a beautiful park with fountains, pools of water, and well-kept paths. It is made up of two water basins that are linked by five waterfalls. The water flows over the five cascades, and some fountains add to the sound of the rushing water.

Privy Garden

The Kammergarten (Privy Garden), which used to be Prince Eugene’s private garden, has a very private ambience. It is west of the Lower Belvedere and has two different floors. At one time, the Orangery was to the north of this garden area, and an aviary was to the south. In between were fountains, beautifully decorated pavilions with pergolas, and beautiful flower-filled parterres that were only for the former owner and his closest friends.

Botanical Garden

The Belvedere park is next to the Botanical Garden. It was started in 1754 by Maria Theresa and is now a separate part of the University of Vienna. The extensive grounds have both open areas and greenhouses. They are home to thousands of species, including medicinal plants, which was why the garden started in the first place.

  • Stadtpark (5 min walk) – A large public park featuring statues of famous Austrian musicians, a lake, and a variety of flora.
  • Konzerthaus Wien (10 min walk) – A concert hall that hosts classical and contemporary music performances, as well as jazz and world music.
  • Schwarzenbergplatz (10 min walk) – A public square featuring a statue of Prince Schwarzenberg and surrounded by historic buildings.
  • MAK – Museum of Applied Arts (15 min walk) – A museum showcasing applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art from around the world.
  • Karlskirche (15 min walk) – A baroque church with a striking dome and frescoes, considered one of Vienna’s most beautiful churches.
  • Naschmarkt (20 min walk) – Vienna’s largest outdoor market, offering a wide variety of fresh produce, international cuisine, and artisanal products.
  • Hundertwasserhaus (25 min walk) – A colorful apartment building designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, known for its organic shapes and irregular lines.
  • Vienna State Opera (30 min walk) – One of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, hosting performances of opera, ballet, and classical music.
  • Hofburg Palace (35 min walk) – The former imperial palace of the Habsburgs, now a museum complex showcasing the history and culture of Vienna and Austria.
  • Museum Quartier (40 min walk) – A cultural complex featuring several museums, exhibition spaces, and art galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants.

Café Goldegg

Argentinierstraße 49
Phone: +43 15059162
Website (german version)

08.00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
09.00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m. (saturday & Sunday)

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Frequently Asked Questions

about Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria is comprised of two stunning Baroque-style palaces. Originally constructed in the 18th century, it was commissioned by Prince Eugene of Savoy, a distinguished military leader of the Habsburg Empire, to serve as his summer residence.

The 3 venues of have diferent opening times.

Find all the information on our Snapshot section under “Prices & Opening Times”

The admission fees vary depending on which parts of the palace you want to visit.

Find all the information on our Snapshot section under “Prices & Opening Times”

Situated in the third district of Vienna, the Belvedere Palace is conveniently accessible via public transportation. Visitors can take the U-Bahn line U1 to Südtiroler Platz or the tram lines D, O, and 18 to the Belvedere stop.

Find all the information for each venue on our Snapshot section under “How to get there”

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