Belvedere Museum
Belvedere Museum
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: Landstraße
How to get there
  • Südtiroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof • 6 min walk
  • Keplerplatz • 10 min walk
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  • JJJC_Family
    768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s hard not to visit the place that exhibits The Kiss
    We have umbrellas, mugs, postcards, books, magnets, etc. with the image of “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. So obviously we really like it. When we previously came to Vienna and due to ill health missed seeing it at the Belvedere, it was a disappointment to say the least. This trip that was not going to happen. Obviously, the museums, two of them have a lot more to see than just “The Kiss”, including a whole bunch of other Klimt works. They have an excellent and diverse collection with many of your favorite artists. As palaces, there are, of course, still some rooms that are beautiful, in themselves and even if there were no pictures to ogle, would make the Belvedere a prime place to visit in Vienna. Beauty, in any form, is worth seeing. In fact, I just took a quick look at pics online and after seeing the rooms, I have decided I want to go back. The gardens at ground level are not amazing, but from the windows on the upper floor of the palace there is a view of the various designs which are fairly interesting. It’s no Versailles, but ok. We saw another building with some religious art. It was small, but pretty good. We were just getting there before the palace closed. So we ran through, but it was enough. We did not see Belvedere 21, the modern art, film and music museum in a building nearby. Nor did we see the privy, botanical or alpine gardens. We have only so much time and energy. The Belvedere is absolutely worth seeing if you are an art lover and again, should be of interest for the beautiful rooms, themselves. If you are on a short stay, let’s say two to three days, and you have absolutely no interest in art, it might very well be forgone to see the Hofburg, Schonbrunn Palace with its gardens and zoo, cathedral, other churches, city museum, etc. You really need a minimum of four to five days to do Vienna right and that’s not seeing everything worth seeing.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written July 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • CharlieRogers
    580 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Upper Belvedere is worth a visit but pass on the Lower
    The art on display at the Upper Belvedere is worth a visit and includes a great collection of works by Gustav Klimt, which really shows the breadth of his talent and works. There's more to Klimt than The Kiss! At the Lower Belvedere the art collection on display is much smaller than I anticipated and is comprised of lesser known works and artists (no masterpieces). I was very disappointed with it and I don't believe its worth the additional entry fee. The Lower does include a collection of Medieval art in the former stables. This collection is quite good (though small) and may appeal to those who are fans of religious art from this era. In my view it's a shame that an additional entry fee is charged for the Lower, because it's not worth the additional cost.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at the Upper Belvedere. With our permanent collection and our temporary exhibitions in Lower Belvedere and Belvedere 21, we try to offer a wide range of art and hope to meet everybody’s taste. However, we are sorry that our exhibitions at the Lower Belvedere did not manage to fascinate you.
    Written July 31, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Martin H
    Stockport, United Kingdom637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan your visit before you turn up
    Most people aim for just the higher palace with its Klimts. Nothing wrong with this but you might have to wait for some time to get in unless you have prebooked. The lower palace however is equally worth a visit if (particularly mediaeval) art is your thing and this doesn't need prebooking as the number are a lot less. its slightly awkward to get to n public transport and even from the nearest tram stop ( Line 18) it is not actually signed - if you have some from the centre look slightly uphill and look for the coaches.
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    Written August 17, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • product-of-canada
    Toronto, Canada2,457 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it for outside alone
    This review is based on looking at the palace from outside. I did not go inside. This was amazing on a nice weather day. Many great photos to be had. Too 'palaced'-out to be paying yet another fee to see the interior. Palace-fatigue! It is really worth checking out for the outside perspective. Great photos to be had.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • David S
    Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History of austrian peintings
    Upper belvedere: Beautiful building on the outside. But inside building (not paintings) let ne down. Was expecting more original room details, from furniture onwards. The paintings collection and time travel through art development is great. For quick walk trough or if you are skilled and educational artist, one hour is good. But as an curious turist,taje three hours. Lower belverdere : a disappointment to me Waste of time and money. Again poctures of not so famous artists. I left with mixed feelings. Should go for Upper only. Botyom line: Klimt was a master. I am impressed by his Lady in black. I don't remember the painting's title, but you will know which i mean. P.s. If you arrive by train to Vienna main Station, the Belverdere is just some 15 mins walk away.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed the exhibitons in the Upper Belvedere. In our second location, the Lower Belvedere, we show temporary exhibitions. This gives us the opportunity to offer a wide range of art and something for every taste. However, we regret that these exhibitions were not able to convince you.
    Written October 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 14, 2023
  • badinage01
    Belper, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pre Xmas visit
    Ordered tickets online the night before which saved the hassle of quite a queue outside the palace to purchase tickets. On-line tickets can be downloaded to Apple wallet too which was convenient. Queued for 5 mins to enter but it was all quite efficient and although lots of people about it didn’t feel too oppressive when inside. Note the audio guide is an extra €5 Euros each but was quite informative when viewing the art works. A very pleasant couple of hours spent admiring some incredible pieces of art. Cafe is lovely too with huge selection of traditional cakes at reasonable prices. Only down side was the Xmas market was not what we had expected. Certainly not as nice as some of the others we had visited.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Upper Belvedere.
    Written November 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Marc K
    Munich, Germany581 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For friends of Art definitely a must
    Getting there is very easy. The Tram D is passing by from the city center. Tickets are available online or at the container next to the castle. We got a ticket adult pP 19€ which is quite expensive and the Staff wasn’t too friendly, but they take credit cards. The castle and exhibition- stunning! If you want to read and reflect everything a day is not enough and we visited only the upper Belvedere. Of course the different or each period of Art which are shown might not touch everyone’s interest, but you will find your favorite. During this time of the year a small Christmas market is next to the Castle and the garden is reduced in its beauty. Definitely a must on your visit in this city.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written December 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Virginia Pollock
    Gig Harbor, Washington38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Excellent Klimt exhibits. Beautiful building with lovely views of the surrounding palace grounds. In our case, a heavy snowfall transformed the gardens before our eyes. Reservations advised, as outdoor waiting area was miserable in the cold, wet weather.
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    Written December 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Anthony
    New York City, New York985 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art Museum in a Palace
    The Belvedere is divided into 3 buildings of which we visited 2 of them, the Upper and Lower Belvedere. Both of these were former palaces that are now art museums. Of the two buildings, the Upper Belvedere is by far the more impressive one with a more beautiful interior and more famous artwork, including a collection by Gustav Klimt. We purchased our tickets online, which do require picking a time slot. The time slot is only for the Upper Belvedere while Lower Belvedere can be visited at your leisure on the same day. There were lockers in both palaces. In November/December, there is a Christmas market in front of Upper Belvedere which unfortunately obscured the view of the palace. At the end of our visit, we did stop by the cafe in Lower Belvedere, which was a welcome break.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written December 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Dmitri K
    San Antonio, Texas855 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come early!
    Not a huge but rather interesting collection. The upper palace is known for its Klimt collection, and it certainly is worth visiting. However, reserve your time spot online for an earlier visit because large groups of tourists and schoolchildren groups overwhelm the space and you won't enjoy the paintings. Also do not miss the basement collection of early art!
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    Written December 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful building that used to be someone's residence and now its a wonderful art museum. We enjoyed our visit there on our recent trip to Europe. The building itself is gorgeous and the art, especially the Gustav Klimt collection is amazing. Highly recommend a visit.
Written May 27, 2024
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Written May 28, 2024
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,229 contributions
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I pre booked a ticket for a Friday morning at 9.30am though I actually arrived 15 mins early and was allowed in. Another world class building and museum and I spend 3 plus hours here. I enjoyed the Renaissance section on the ground floor but the highlight is the first floor with the Baroque art and then all that Klimt to enjoy. The first floor also included the massive Marmorsaal room with its wonderful frescoed ceiling. I just had a quick walk through of the art on the second floor. The crowds were very manageable for my visit but it was much busier when I was leaving than when I arrived.

Off course I can’t forget the gardens. It was raining during my visit but I came back another time to enjoy them. Finally I only visited Upper Belvedere, I didn’t have time for Lower or Belvedere 21.
Written May 20, 2024
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Written May 23, 2024
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Peter_Ntls
London, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A must visit when in Vienna. Very well organized with time slots. Besides the exhibitions which were amazing, spending time in the gardens was also wonderful.
Written May 16, 2024
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Written May 17, 2024
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KPfeff
Dallas310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Collection is housed in the Prince of Savoy’s former palace; you definitely get a sense as to the grander but you don’t see the furnishings. You do get to see a diverse collection of world class art. I recommend purchasing tickets in advance via their website so you don’t have to wait in any long lines. I also recommend the audio guide- great background info about the palace and the art. The real star of the show though is the gardens - they are lovely.
Written May 7, 2024
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Written May 10, 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,968 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Belvedere. Important for you to book online to get a time slot as the allocations sell out most days. The art collection is fabulous, including famous works by van Gogh, Klimt, Monet, David, and others. The gardens are fabulous and can be accessed for free without touring the palace museum.
Written May 7, 2024
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Written May 10, 2024
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Caroline
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I thoroughly enjoyed this visit to Upper Belvedere. We went early on the morning before the crowds. Got a good view of all the paintings & finished it with morning tea I the Cafe. Perfect. Although our QR code tickets were questioned again, as with most places.
Written May 5, 2024
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Written May 6, 2024
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very nice park with a lot of green. Beautiful fountains and statues. Park is perfect for walking.
Walking distance from the old town (St Stephan’s cathedral) is 30min.
Written May 3, 2024
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ann s
Plain City, OH145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We explored the gardens and fountains but didn't go into the museum. The place was lovely on a perfect weather day, but they need to work on the weeds and flowers. Things looked a bit messy.
Written May 2, 2024
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Diane S
Fairfax Station, VA183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Palace is beautiful inside and out, as were the gardens and grounds, even in winter. A dusting of snow enhanced the small but nice Christmas market on the grounds. The Klimt exhibits were beautiful. The paintings are much richer and more colorful in person and the collection lends an appreciation well beyond "The Kiss."
Written May 1, 2024
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Written May 6, 2024
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Barry S
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Although this is a fine gallery, it is a hellhole to go through. People moving in all directions and apparently blind to the existence of others.
The worst is the ticketing. They suggest buying tickets online, then when you do it turns out to be a third party selling some. After buying the tickets the third party requires an app to get the tickets. I had no room on my phone for another app. So I used a screenshot. They would not accept it a Belvedere rudely claiming that they aren't respnsible, that I need to contact the third party, which I couldn't. So Belvedere contracts with a third party to sell their tickets and they aren't responsible? They can't honor them? They can't check? These people aren't capable and things would work a lot more smoothly if they find some people who are. They will make sure your backpack has to be in front but can't do anything about hordes of kids pouring into each room so that no one can enjoy anything.
Written April 30, 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Our staff will do their best to help you with any problems you may have, including navigating external websites. However, Belvedere is not responsible for technical problems with these sites. We ask for understanding.
Written May 6, 2024
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