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Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)
Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)

Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)

2,213 Reviews
Open daily 10am - 6pm. Open until 9pm on Fridays.
Fasangasse 18, Vienna, 1030

The Basics

Guided tours of the Belvedere Palace include the main palace buildings—the Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, and Winter Palace (the Orangery)—as well as the Royal Stables and the lavish palace gardens. Opt to visit as part of a Vienna city tour; explore independently on a hop-on hop-off bus tour or using a Vienna Card; or combine it with a horse and carriage tour or candlelight dinner in Vienna.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

Excellent Guide at the Belvedere Palace
Jameson_C, Jul 2021
Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Private History Tour in Vienna: World-Class Art in an Aristocratic Utopia
Annalisle was a delight: she's knowledgeable, friendly, energetic -- and you may learn she has a pretty singing voice and is the 6th of 7 children. My wife and I took a private tour with her of Belvedere, and we highly recommend her.
Great guide!
Richensor, Aug 2019
Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour in Vienna
Angelika was a great tour guide of a beautiful palace/gallery. Brought art to life through detailed background, and showed the progression of the artists.
Great Tour Guide
LittleSheBear, Aug 2019
Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour in Vienna
We were extremely fortunately to have Ira as our guide. She met us on time, helped us purchase the right tickets, provided a wonderful history of the place, walked us through the gardens, provided information on key pictures and recommended a great place for lunch. Belvedere Palace is beautiful and Ira helped us see that beauty. You will be fortunate, just like us, if you get her as your guide.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plan around two hours to visit the palace and gardens.

  • Separate or combination tickets are available for the Upper Palace and Lower Palace.

  • Visitor facilities include a gift shop, café, and restaurant at both palaces.

  • All the palace buildings are fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Belvedere Palace is located about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) south of Vienna’s historic center, just off the Ringstrasse. It’s easily accessible by tram (Tram D, Schloss Belvedere or Gusshausstrasse station), U-Bahn trains (Hauptbahnhof station), or S-Bahn trains (Quartier Belvedere station).

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Trip ideas

When to Get There

The palace is open daily year-round, but it can get busy during the peak summer months, so plan an early visit to avoid the crowds. To experience the palace at its most atmospheric, time your visit for the festive season, when a lively Christmas Market is held in the palace grounds, or look out for special evening openings and exhibitions, which offer a chance to admire the illuminated palaces by night.

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Art Masterpieces at the Belvedere

The Belvedere houses one of Vienna’s most impressive collections of Austrian art, with the most notable collection on display in the Upper Belvedere. Highlights include the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including famous works such asThe Kiss andJudith; an important display of Viennese Biedermeier art; and works by acclaimed artists including Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Oskar Laske, Paul Troger, and Max Beckmann.

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