Belvedere Museum

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Belvedere Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The two Belvedere palaces were built in the early eighteenth century by the famous Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt to be used as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736). One of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, this ensemble – comprising the Upper and Lower Belvedere and an extensive garden – is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today the Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. Highlights from the holdings Vienna 1880–1914 are the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings (including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss (Lovers) and Judith) and works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. Key works of French Impressionism and the greatest collection of Viennese Biedermeier art are further attractions on display at the Upper Belvedere.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Landstraße
How to get there
  • Südtiroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof • 10 min walk
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Giacomo G
48 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Easy to reach from Karlsplatz or Sudtiroler Platz metro stations. It consists of 3 buildings: Lower, Upper and 21. Ticket office on the right side of Upper Belvedere and i recommend the ticket to see all 3 for 23 €. There is no logical path inside the main building Upper and the audioguides are also additionally charged of 7 €. The famous paintings are stunning and it takes 3-4 hours to visit everything.
Written January 23, 2022
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Written January 24, 2022
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Lesley B
26 contributions
May 2022
This is very easy to visit as it is close the centre - you can walk in about 30 minutes or get the D tram from Karlskirche. Tickets can be purchased online on the day which saves queing at the ticket desk and are slightly cheaper. Upper and Lower Belvedere have separate entries (and tickets) - there is not much at the Lower Belvedere but worth a visit if you want to see the current exhibition. The gardens are free.
Written May 10, 2022
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Written May 16, 2022
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James S
Brough, UK291 contributions
Mar 2020
The Belvedere museum is a must see in Vienna especially on a sunny day which it was when we visited recently. It is quite a walk out of town, so would suggest either using one of the many choices of transport (taxi, bus, tram, underground) to get there. Once inside you are faced with the Upper Building where tickets can be purchased and you are offered either Upper, lower or both buildings, if you are feeling brave. Bags are not permitted so there is a cloakroom where you can leave everything free of charge. Great opportunities for photos both inside and outside and plenty of rooms to visit. The gardens separating the two buildings are stunning as well and worth a look and perfect for photos. In the Summer the fountains are turned on but still lovely to see at this time of year. Has a small café if you fancy a break from all the architecture. Obviously the highlight of the tour is to visit Gustav Klimt's collection which includes the famous 'Kiss' which is very impressive and surrounded by people wanting a selfie in front of it !!!. It is the highlight of the tour and a must see and bet you are not disappointed. Overall think you would need a good 3 to 4 hours for just the upper part of the building with its fine artwork and architecture.
Written March 5, 2020
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Floppy F
Sibiu County, Romania110 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
It was nice, we saw some famous artists shown on display. I gave four stars due to the fact that we were charged online for small Belvedere and it was closed when we got there... There was a lady at small Belvedere that used to shout at everyone entering without knowing it is closed. As an advice buy tickets with one day in advance, they have visitation hours well established per groups.
Written January 12, 2020
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Eunice C
Fullerton, CA68 contributions
Apr 2019
Second time visiting the museum.
When I was here in 2015 they would not let us take photos of "The Kiss" and we were only allowed to see with our eyes. Now they let you take photos and stand in front of it which was a pleasant change.
I had reserved tickets online in order to skip the line. When I came to the museum, there was only one line, I asked the employees if there was a separate line for people with tickets and they said no. They said on Fridays it was free to the public and that you did not require a ticket. I wish they would have told me this fact online then I would not have bought a pre-paid ticket. Unable to get a refund, I just put away my unused ticket and waited in line like everyone else.
I did not let that bother me. I had come to enjoy and spend time looking at different pieces and was grateful at the versatile collection.
Written March 14, 2020
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Thomas
5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked for 11am but upon arriving at 1050 we found two long queues with no signs and very few staff. The staff that were there were very flustered and overwhelmed, expect to hear a lot of:

"Which queue do I need to be in?"
"Am I in the right queue?"
"Excuse me the queue is here"
"Oh you need to be in the right hand side queue"

Because there are absolutely no signs. Don't worry though, if you are still craving more queues when you get inside you will have to check any medium and above bags you are carrying - for which there is another 15minute queue for that. You are then free to enjoy the incredibly packed venue.

Quite dissapointing.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hassan EL Nahas
Cairo, Egypt534 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went to Belvedere Museum with my wife. We bought tickets to Upper Belvedere - where the Klimt’s, Schiele’s and much of the impressionist paintings are housed - in advance.

The wait to buy tickets can be quite long, so buy in advance but must specify the 15 minute time frame at which you will show up.

The palace is beautiful with incredible art painted on many of the main ceilings. The art work is excellent (all but the Medieval section - I was not a fan). The staff were very helpful.

After the Leopold, this is my favorite museum in Vienna.
Written February 21, 2020
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brndnb
Dublin, Ireland32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The gardens and surroundings of the upper and lower belvedere buildings are beautiful and we'll worth the visit. In terms of art, it is quiet poor value.

Unless you explicitly want to see the kiss by Klimt, or the temporary exhibitions, then the €15 entry fee for each area is a bit of a grab. If you have no problem with that for a bite of the city, then it's ok, but it should cover both houses.

If you're a tourist, just get the team, come for the gardens, and leave.
Written February 17, 2020
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Kasiarozej
Warsaw, Poland226 contributions
Nov 2019
Must visit while being in Vienna. My recommendation is to come in the early morning as after 11am the crowd is starting. The only thing which can be improved is the customer service and the fact that even when you buy the ticket on-line you still need to spend time in ticket office to get a real ticket. Not customer oriented and not ecological approach.
Written January 6, 2020
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Andrew L
Austin, TX7 contributions
Feb 2020
So overall I had a good visit to Upper Belvedere (Friday night when it stays open until 9). Lower Belvedere was closed for a new exhibition and we weren’t allowed to walk through the park as it was after dark, had to go around (20 minutes walk), which was disappointing but I understand. I’d definitely recommend going during the day if you like palace gardens, but I’d just spent a long time at Schoenberg so I was sated on that account.

Nice to see all the Klimpts and other works, decently presented. My disappointment was after paying an extra €5 for the audio guide, about half the time it simply repeated what was printed on the card by the work. Which I can read much faster than listen to. However, sometimes it would have different or expanded content, which I found interesting. It was very annoying to read a card, then punch in the audio number and not be sure if I was getting different information I wanted to wait for or if I was just hearing exactly what I’d just read. So that was frustrating but everything else was fine.
Written February 8, 2020
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