Belvedere Vienna: A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site

Baroque architecture, art, and world cultural heritage site

The famous historical palace complex comprises the Upper Belvedere including its art exhibition, the Lower Belvedere and Orangery, and the Palace Stables, embedded in a Baroque-style park complex. Built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt by order of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Upper Belvedere became particularly important in 1955 when the Austrian State Treaty was signed here.

Schloss Belvedere, CC0 Public Domain, Anemone123/Pixabay
Schloss Belvedere, CC0 Public Domain, Anemone123/Pixabay

The complex in Vienna’s Landstraße district is also open during the winter and is a popular destination for both national and international guests, primarily due to its art exhibition. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The collection is considered to be the most significant collection of Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Garden complex:

Blick aus dem Schloss auf den Belvederegarten
Belvedere garden © Belvedere, Wien

Upper Belvedere: Baroque park landscape and view of Vienna

The art exhibition in the Upper Belvedere includes the largest exhibition of Gustav Klimt paintings in the world. When stepping outside of the state hall, you will be rewarded with a beautiful Baroque park landscape and a view of Vienna. The building was used as a residential palace by Prince Eugene and he also knew well how to enjoy it. Above all during warmer seasons, the garden blooms in all its glory. Sculptures dealing with rising from the Underworld to Mount Olympus further complement the atmosphere.

Frontansicht des Schlosses
Upper Belvedere, Nordseite © Belvedere, Wien

Lower Belvedere Vienna

Following the trail of Prince Eugene, stroll through the historical, slightly hilly complex which is located next to Schwarzenbergplatz. Visitors primarily come here for the Orangery, the wall and ceiling paintings, and the Palace Stables. The Marble Hall is considered the centre of the Lower Belvedere with a copy of the Mehlmarktbrunnen fountain by Georg Raphael Donner.

Außenansicht Unteres Belvedere,
Lower Belvedere, CC0 Public Domain, Anemone123/Pixabay

Public and private tours

Accessible offers available!

Tours: Duration 60 minutes. For private tours, reserve one week in advance by contacting Visitor Services. For public tours, no reservation is required.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lower Belvedere and Orangery open on Wednesdays until 9:00 p.m. Closed on holidays!

Prunkstall mit mittelalterlicher Ausstellung
Palace Stables, Schatzhaus Mittelalter © Belvedere, Wien

Access to the Upper Belvedere: Prinz Eugenstraße 27, 1030 Vienna
Public transport: Tram line D, station: Schloss Belvedere: Train, S-Bahn, Tram lines 18, O, Bus 69A, station: Quartier Belvedere; Underground line U1, station: Südtirolerplatz (15 minutes by foot).

Access to the Lower Belvedere: Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
Public transport: Tram line 71, station: Unteres Belvedere; lines D, 2, station: Schwarzenbergplatz.

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Further information about the historical premises