Belvedere Wien

Belvedere

Home to the largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, the Belvedere in Vienna ranks among the world’s most striking and significant museums. The Belvedere holds the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, placed in an international context.

The museum is housed in two magnificent palaces – the Upper and Lower Belvedere. These were built in the eighteenth century as the summer residence of the legendary general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736) and are the work of Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt (1668–1745), a pre-eminent architect of the time. As one of the world’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, the palaces with their extensive gardens have been listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

The Winter Palace was originally Prince Eugene of Savoy’s stately city residence. After his death, it was acquired by Empress Maria Theresa before being used for the Court Treasury and, after 1848, the Ministry of Finance. It was opened to the public in 2013, and thus transformed into a center of art and culture once again.

The 21er Haus is to be understood as a place of artistic production, reception, and reflection. The focus is on Austrian art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

UPPER BELVEDERE (permanent collection)
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna
daily 10 am to 6 pm

LOWER BELVEDERE, ORANGERIE (special exhibitions)
Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
daily 10 am to 6 pm
wednesday 10 am to 9 pm

WINTERPALAIS (special exhibitions)
Himmelpfortgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
daily 10 am to 6 pm

21ER HAUS (contemporary art & special exhibitions)
Schweizergarten, Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 9 pm
Friday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Open on public holidays including monday and tuesday 11 am to 6 pm

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Exhibitions and events

Permanent Presentation at the Upper Belvedere

Permanent exhibition

The Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of "art around 1900" is the world’s largest...


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