Belvedere

The capital of Austria, Vienna, is a city of magnificent places, each of which deserves a special attention of tourists. One of the main landmarks of Vienna is the Belvedere Palace Complex that is located on the hills of the city.

Extensive Palace Complex is the Pearl of Vienna

The Belvedere is a summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy who went down in the history of the country as a great commander. The palace is not just a regular piece of architecture; it is a true masterpiece of the Baroque style. If to say about the best places of interest that Austria has, it is, no doubt, the Belvedere. It is that very place, where in 1955 the declaration of independence of Austria was adopted. Today, the palace houses the National Gallery of Austria.

Belvedere Palace Complex

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Historical Background & Interesting Facts

What is the Belvedere? Literally, it means “a beautiful view”. And it matches the reality completely, as it is spread on a hillside. An amazing panorama view of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Vienne is got from this point.

The Lower Belvedere is the first palace of the complex, which was constructed in far 1716 by Prince Eugene of Savoy. He was a successful commander came from France. He was the one who defeated the Ottoman army in 1683. One year later, in 1717, there was made a decision to build one more palace for official meetings. Thus, the co-brother of the Lower Belvedere, the Upper Belvedere, “grew up” not far from it.

Price, who built the complex, did not have any child, so all his property was taken up by Anna Victoria after his death. In some years, the palace complex was bought by another Empress Maria Theresia.

Belvedere Palace Complex

Exposition of the Belvedere

The Lower Belvedere preserved the atmosphere in the apartments of Prince Eugene, where there is also a collection of sculptures and paintings. The guests of the palace can visit the Golden Room, the Hall of Mirrors, a dining hall, and the Prince’s bedroom.

In the southern part of the park, on the top of the hill, there is the Upper Belvedere. It is truly beautiful, and it makes a greater impression on the visitors than the Lower Belvedere. The amazing art collections of the 19th-20th centuries are presented here, which include the works of Monet and Vincent van Gogh, Renoir and Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and one of the most famous Austrian artists – Gustav Klimt.

The best season for the Belvedere visitation is Summer and Spring. If you find yourself in Vienne in the summer season, you should definitely visit the Gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace. Being in Salzburg, we recommend you to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Salzburg Cathedral.

Belvedere Palace Complex

Information for Visitors

Opening Hours: every day (except Wednesday) from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday from 10 am to 9 pm.

Prices:

  • Adult ticket to the Upper Belvedere - 12,5 €;
  • Adult ticket to the Lower Belvedere – 11 €;
  • Combined ticket – 19 € (valid for 2 days);
  • Children up to 19 years old – free entrance.

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Belvedere on the map

Belvedere - attractions nearby

Entrance tickets & Tours

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HOP ON HOP OFF City Tour with Vienna Airport Bus (VAL)
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This offer includes a return ticket from the Vienna airport to the city center by bus as well as a HOP ON HOP OFF sightseeing bus ticket in Vienna. Get a quick overview of Vienna’s most popular city attractions and sights with our HOP ON HOP OFF ticket which includes a free guided walking tour, as well. Enjoy your stay in our beautiful capital, personalize your tour with our flexible city tour buses, how you would like to have it. You can feel yourselves mobile and flexible with our WI-Fi services and you can choose more than 16 languages on board. Get a quick overview of Vienna’s most popular sights with our HOP ON HOP OFF ticket and combine it with an airport transfer return.
50 to 90 minutes
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Vienna Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour
8 reviews
Discover the Belvedere complex on a two-and-a-half-hour history tour with a scholar guide and familiarize yourself with an architectural masterpiece of a bygone aristocratic splendor. After the one-hour excursion to the grounds and palaces, your guide will give you an introductory hour-and-a-half tour to point out the Art Museum’s highlights.
2 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna Hop On Hop Off City Tour
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Experience the highlights of Austria's capital in a fun, relaxing way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Explore Vienna by our buses with more than 60 stops around the city including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, Danube Tower and the Mozart Memorial. With your 24-,48- or 72-hop-on hop-off bus ticket including a 1-hour walking tour, you can create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace.HOP ON HOP OFF CLASSIC - 24h ticket includes a free guided walking tour and the RED, BLUE, YELLOW LinesHOP ON HOP OFF ROYAL - 48h ticket includes a free guided walking tour, the RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN Lines and you can choose 1 option between the Night Tour or the Vienna Ring Tram. HOP ON HOP OFF IMPERIAL - 72h ticket includes a free guided walking tour, the RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN Lines, the Night Tour and you can choose 1 option between the Vienna Ring Tram or a Boat Ride.
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Half-Day Vienna City Tour with Entrance to Schonbrunn Palace
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Enjoy a 3.5-hour imperial heritage tour in Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s most famous boulevard. Amaze yourself with famous Hundertwasser House, the Giant Ferris Wheel, Danube River and Belvedere Palace. Visit the number one attraction in Vienna – Schönbrunn Palace and get free time to stroll the gardens and Zoo on your own.Hotel pickup is not included.
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