Belvedere Palace is one of the most stunning baroque buildings in Austria.
Belvedere Palace is divided into Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere joined together by a mesmerizing baroque garden.
Tourists visit Belvedere Palaces to see famous paintings of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and to stroll along the world-class garden.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts more than a Million visitors every year.
Where is Belvedere Palace?
Belvedere Palace is located in Vienna in the third district of the city.
Upper Belvedere is located at Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030, Vienna and the Lower Belvedere is located at Rennweg 6, 1030, Vienna.
How to reach Belvedere Palace?
The best way to reach Belvedere Palace is by taking the public transport.
Belvedere Palace Metro
If you plan to take the Metro to reach the Belvedere Palace, you must take the Underground U1 and get down at Süditroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof.
From the station, the main entrance of the Palace is 600 meters (approx. 2000 feet). If you are a brisk walker this shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes.
Belvedere Palace Tram
If you decide to take the Tram, you can board Tram #D to reach the Station “Schloss Belvedere” which is right next to Upper Belvedere entrance.
Or you can also take Tram #18 or Tram #O to reach the Station “Quartier Belvedere” and then walk around 150 meters (approx. 500 feet) to the Upper Belvedere.
If you want to reach the Lower Belvedere, you can either take Tram 71 to the station “Unteres Belvedere” or take Tram #D or Tram #2 to the station “Schwarzenbergplatz”
Belvedere Palace hours
The opening hours of both the buildings are as follows
Saturday to Thursday it is open from 9 am to 6 pm.
On Fridays, it is open from 9 am to 9 pm.
Saturday to Thursday it is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
On Fridays, it is open from 10 am to 9 pm.
Best time to visit Belvedere Palace
The Belvedere Palace, especially the Upper Belvedere attracts a lot of tourists from Fridays to Sundays.
The crowd doesn’t relent during public holidays, summer holidays, Christmas and Easter.
So it is bets to land up at Belvedere Palace on a weekday.
As for the best time, the Palace is busiest from 11 am to 2 pm.
In short, if you want to avoid the queue, it is best to visit the Belvedere Palace in the morning or evening from Monday to Thursday.
Yet another way to avoid the waiting lines is by booking Belvedere Palace tickets, in advance.
How long does Belvedere Palace take?
It will take you around two to three hours to explore the two Palace buildings along with the gardens.
What to see in Belvedere Palace?
If you are in Vienna on a short holiday we recommend you focus all your time on the Upper Belvedere, the Lower Belvedere, and the Palace Gardens.
However, if you are in Vienna on 3 days plus holiday we recommend you explore everything there is to see at the Belvedere Palace.
To fully enjoy this amazing blend of history, art, and architecture, here is the entire list of attractions which make up the Belvedere Palace.
Upper Belvedere Palace
The Upper (Oberes) Belvedere exhibits the majority of the art collection in the Palace’s name.
The Baroque style building itself is an architectural masterpiece and a beauty to behold.
Some of the masterpieces in Upper Belvedere are in the Ground Floor Hall (Sala Terrena), which is supported by four powerful Atlantes.
The walls of the Hall are stuccoed masterfully.
The Hall leads to the Grand Staircase showcasing frescoes on both sides.
Alexander the Great’s triumph over Darius is depicted on the right wall and the wives of Darius before Alexander’s win are shown on the left.
Besides this, the Carlone Hall and Marble Hall have beautiful ceiling frescoes and paintings.
Belvedere Palace Museum
The Belvedere Palace Museum is in Upper Belvedere.
The enormous collection of art and sculptures the Belvedere Palaces own have been exhibited in Belvedere Palace Museum.
On display is Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day masterpieces.
Some of the renowned artists on display at the Belvedere Museum are Van Gogh, Monet, Max Beckmann, Gustav Klimt etc.
In fact, this Museum has the largest collection of the Gustav Klimt’s paintings, some of the most impressive being ‘The Kiss (Lovers)’ and ‘Judith.’
Lower Belvedere Palace
The Lower Belvedere was designed to be Prince Eugene’s residence.
Lower Belvedere is as beautiful in its architecture as the Upper Belvedere.
It has a magnificent two storey Marble Hall as well as a breath-taking Marble gallery sporting a number of statues centuries old.
It has a Grotesque Hall based on an art style of that time which has a myriad of well-preserved paintings worth exploring.
Other highlights would be the Ground Floor Hall and the murals and paintings of the Garden Pavilion.
It also has a separate space for exhibitions called the ‘Spitzhof’.
The Winter Palace was originally meant to be the residence of Prince Eugene but ended up serving the role of the Court Treasury.
It has enthralling Baroque interiors along with a collection of contemporary paintings.
It is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.
The Belvedere Orangery was originally built to be a home for the Palace’s Orange Trees.
The Orangery is unique because they built a mechanism to remove the roof of the Orangery during Summer months.
This effectively worked to avoid replanting the trees every year.
It serves as an exhibition of beautiful art display in the present day.
The Orangery is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily except Wednesdays when it is open till 9 pm.
The Palace Stables
The Palace Stables were originally used to keep and take care of Prince’s Eugene’s horses.
Today it houses some of the most exquisite Medieval Artwork including paintings, and sculptures.
The Palace Stables are open daily from 10 am to 12 pm
Belvedere Palace Gardens
The Palace Gardens are one of the key elements of the Belvedere Palace because it connects both the Upper and Lower Belvedere Palaces.
The Palace Gardens have beautiful sculptures along with fountains and many pools offering amazing views to the tourists from the Terraces in front of the Upper Belvedere.
If you want to only view the architecture and enjoy the gardens, you can enter for free.
Belvedere Palace tickets
When you book Belvedere Palace tickets online, you can skip the long lines waiting in front of the ticketing counter and walk right in.
These Belvedere Palace tickets are also known as smartphone tickets.
Once purchased, these tickets get delivered to your email instantly.
On the day of your visit, you show the ticket in your email (on your smartphone) at the entrance and walk into the tourist attraction.
Yes, there is no need to take ticket printouts.
Note: Visitors under 18 years of age can enter all parts of this tourist attraction for free. However, when you book your tickets, you need to book a ‘free’ ticket for them.
1. Lower Belvedere tickets
This Skip The Line ticket gives you access to the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, the Palace Stables, and the Gardens.
Adult ticket price (19+ years): 13 Euros
*On the ticket booking page you must select ‘Lower Belvedere’
2. Upper Belvedere Ticket
This ticket includes entry to the Upper Belvedere and the permanent collections it exhibits.
Besides works of Monet, Van Gogh, it also houses world’s largest collection of Austria’s own Gustav Klimt.
If you have heard of Klimt’s masterpiece called ‘The Kiss’ and want to see it, this is the ticket you must book.
Adult ticket price (19+ years): 15 Euros
*On the ticket booking page you must select ‘Upper Belvedere’
3. Upper and Lower Belvedere tickets
This ticket is also referred to as the ‘Klimt ticket.’
This Skip The Line ticket gets you access to the Upper Belvedere, the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, the Palace Stables, and the Gardens.
In short, with this ticket you can explore everything there is to see at the Belvedere Palace.
Adult ticket price (19+ years): 22 Euros
*On the ticket booking page you must select ‘Klimt ticket’
Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art
Tourists who visit the Belvedere Palace also visit Belvedere-21.
Located at Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030, Vienna this Museum is often referred to as 21er Haus.
The Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art is a masterpiece in modern architecture with sleek, formal and structured glass halls.
It showcases art exhibitions in various formats and art styles.
The Museum is open from 11 am to 6 pm from Wednesdays to Sundays. It is open till 9 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Belvedere 21 is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Visitors 18 years and below can enter for free.
Adult ticket price (19+ years): 8 Euros
Belvedere Palace and Vienna Pass
Vienna Pass is a great way to explore Belvedere Palace for free.
Yes, that’s right. If you buy one Vienna Pass, you can see around 60 tourist attractions for free.
What’s more – besides helping you save money Vienna Pass also helps you save time.
With a Vienna Pass, you can skip the long waiting lines at the ticketing counter and walk right in.
Some of the top tourist attractions where this Pass can help you gain free entry are – Schönbrunn Palace, Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna Zoo, Albertina Museum etc.
Vienna Pass is available for 1 day, 2 days, 3 days and 6 days. The price varies accordingly.
1 Day Pass
Adult price: 59 Euros
Child price: 29.50 Euros
2 Day Pass
Adult price: 89 Euros
Child price: 44.50 Euros
3 Day Pass
Adult price: 119 Euros
Child price: 59.50 Euros
6 Day Pass
Adult price: 154 Euros
Child price: 77 Euros
*Visitors 19+ years old are considered adults. Kids aged 6 to 18 years need to buy the child pass. Kids 5 years and below enter for free.
If you aren’t sure of the number of days you want the Pass for but have in mind a fixed number of attractions, you must try out the Vienna Flexi Pass. Find Out More