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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Neighbourhood: Landstraße
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  • Südtiroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof • 6 min walk
  • Keplerplatz • 10 min walk
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  • PATRICK K
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We visited in early March and the crowds were very manageable. The queue progressed very quickly and there was plenty of space and time to view each exhibit, including Klimt paintings. Fabulous wetting and this was very accessible via tram D. We would have stayed longer, to view the gardens and Lower Palace but time did not permit. I would definitely re-visit on a future trip.
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    Written March 8, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Travel529
    New York City, New York294 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience
    Good place to visit. If your pocket doesn't allow going inside museum then you may explore outside area, both sides of Belvedre, good photos. Its very big, you will have to walk a lot, worth it though.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Irina A
    Moscow, Russia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Belvedere Museum - Highlight on Vienna Family Visit!
    We were there in December 2021 during our Christmas holidays in Vienna; with two kids (4 and 8 year old). The visit was very smooth, although the gallery was rather crowded. We were able to enjoy all of the Klimt's famous masterpieces, which is the key highlight of this gallery. The kids liked the experience as well as us. The building itself is also inspiring and historic. By nice weather you can enjoy walking in the garden around the Belvedere. The place to visit - a must see in Vienna!
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    Written April 7, 2023
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    Visited December 2022
    Written April 2, 2023
  • danielgraham1989
    Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning experience!
    Stunning. Highly recommend both upper and lower Belvedere. Loads of stunning paintings and art work to see. Staff very helpful and friendly, entrance managed well, cafes on site good for coffee and lunch. Had a really enjoyable time here and would highly recommend
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    Written April 25, 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 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.
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    Written July 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • CharlieRogers
    582 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 Kingdom675 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, Canada2,389 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • David S
    Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia83 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
    Travelled with family
    Written October 14, 2023
  • badinage01
    Belper, United Kingdom26 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
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Whittlesford
Haselbury Plucknett, UK605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There are actually three museums here, one of which, Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art, is in a different architectural and historic context. The Upper Belvedere is the most impressive of the three as it is a magnificent palace with a first class art gallery within its walls. Most people will probably find that the late 19th and early 20th century art is the most fascinating. That is reinforced by the throng of people taking their own pictures in front of Klimt and Co. The history and events which have happend in the palace are well explained. The ground floor cafe is entirely acceptable.
By contrast the Lower Belvedere is visually a less impressive place set at the bottom of the hill and rather dark inside, possibly to protect the pictures. Currently an exhibition of Ukrainian art is on show (partially, no doubt, to avoid the hazards of its home in Kjiv). Much else besides - and fewer visitors.
Written March 2, 2024
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Written March 4, 2024
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Yura1963
Toronto, Canada166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Tons of great pictures. Beautiful view of the garden. Make sure you go through the garden from upper Belvedere to Lower Belvedere for great views. Really nice place to walk and enjoy the views. There is a magnificent view of Vienna from Upper Belvedere.
Written February 28, 2024
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Written March 1, 2024
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A206DWmichaelb
74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The museum is very popular with tourists especially large tour groups which are impossible to avoid. Most rooms especially the Klimt rooms are always very crowded with tourists. The gallery has had a complete thematic rehang in the last few years under the new director. Major works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele are the main attraction. The setting with sweeping views across the city are worthwhile.
Written February 25, 2024
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Written February 26, 2024
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Katie
Dublin, Ireland56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was our first time in Vienna so I knew I wanted to visit Belvedere to see the very famous painting the kiss, because it is so famous the museum can get very busy so I’d recommend planning ahead if you can, the building itself is very beautiful and there are lovely artworks, it’s definitely somewhere you need to do once as part of visiting the city
Written February 24, 2024
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Written February 26, 2024
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Peter H
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Was recommended to have a look by our taxi driver and glad we took his advice. Spent hours wandering around and The Kiss was a great painting by an Austrian Master. Need to get to the painting early as it is busy. Thoroughly enjoyed this Museum
Written February 5, 2024
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Written February 6, 2024
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Michael S
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Stunning grounds, excellent museum with a nice variety of modern and older art. Easy entry process, the information that accompanied the all of the pieces was excellent in helping us to understand them. We also enjoyed the Klimt work that was there and the story around the Woman in Gold painting that went back to the rightful owner after much negotiation and legal wrangling (watch the movie with with Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds before or after going)
Written January 24, 2024
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Written January 26, 2024
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GoPlaces35461410062
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The exposition is quite compete and interesting. However, the security guys are too intense to the point where we feel uncomfortable even walking through the rooms. Their approach is also somewhat rude, making us feel like we're trying to ruin or steal the expositions.
Be better.
Written January 22, 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed the art in our museum. We are sorry that you felt uncomfortable by the presence of our security staff. Our employees play an important role in terms of the safety of the artworks, just as they do for our visitors. We kindly ask for understanding!
Written January 23, 2024
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Sunshinegirl2016
Ludlow, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful experience which more than lived up to our expectations.
An amazing building in stunning parkland setting, with superb art . . even a glorious wintery sunset over Vienna....what's not to love ?
Written January 21, 2024
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Written January 22, 2024
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Mark S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend a visit to the Belvedere the summer palace of the Habsburgs. Located on the south eastern side of the city it took us 30 minutes to walk from Karlsplatz - we got the tram back! It is a must see to anyone interested in 19th and 20th
art and especially Klimt. The galleries are well laid out with lots of natural light coming through the Baroque windows and the paintings clearly described in English as well as German. And there is a very nice cafe for coffee or a light lunch.
Written January 14, 2024
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Written January 15, 2024
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Maria K...
Yerevan, Armenia365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A small palace with valuable exhibits. It is here that you can see the Kiss and other paintings by Klimt. We only looked at the Upper Belvedere. We bought tickets on the website the day before, there were only two tickets left. So I recommend buying in advance.
Written January 4, 2024
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Written January 8, 2024
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