One of the most famous places in Vienna, Belvedere was built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Belvedere consists of two palaces: Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere linked by the formal garden; Orangery and the Palace Stables.
The gallery houses a collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings. Most visit for the works of Gustav Klimt ("The Kiss" and "Judith"), but you will also see masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka as well as the work of French Impressionists and highlights of the Vienna Biedermeier era (Waldmüller, Amerling, Fendi). Some of the other featured artists include Makart, Boeckl, Wotruba, Hausner, and Hundertwasser.
Used by Prince Eugene for day-to-day living, the building is mostly known for the Hall of Mirrors where a 6-year-old Mozart performed before Empress Maria Theresa and her court. Part of the palace houses the Museum of Austrian Baroque Art that features artists such as Rottmayr, Altomonte, Gran, Troger, Messerschmidt and Donner.
Combi-Ticket for 3 attractions (Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere (including Orangery & Palace Stables) and 21er Haus:
Seniors (over 60): 15€
Students (under 27): 15€
Children (under 19): Free
Combi-Ticket for 2 attractions (Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere/Orangery or 21er Haus):
Upper Belvedere (Permanent collection):
Lower Belvedere (Special exhibitions, Orangery Palace, Stables):
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien