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
How to get there
  • Südtiroler Platz-Hauptbahnhof • 6 min walk
  • Keplerplatz • 10 min walk
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  • JJJC_Family
    775 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.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 7 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • CharlieRogers
    580 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 31 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Martin H
    Stockport, United Kingdom640 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.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 17 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • product-of-canada
    Toronto, Canada2,466 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 21 September 2023
  • David S
    Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia82 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 17 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • badinage01
    Belper, United Kingdom25 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 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Marc K
    Munich, Germany583 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For friends of Art definitely a must
    Getting there is very easy. The Tram D is passing by from the city center. Tickets are available online or at the container next to the castle. We got a ticket adult pP 19€ which is quite expensive and the Staff wasn’t too friendly, but they take credit cards. The castle and exhibition- stunning! If you want to read and reflect everything a day is not enough and we visited only the upper Belvedere. Of course the different or each period of Art which are shown might not touch everyone’s interest, but you will find your favorite. During this time of the year a small Christmas market is next to the Castle and the garden is reduced in its beauty. Definitely a must on your visit in this city.
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    Written 1 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Virginia Pollock
    Gig Harbor, Washington38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Excellent Klimt exhibits. Beautiful building with lovely views of the surrounding palace grounds. In our case, a heavy snowfall transformed the gardens before our eyes. Reservations advised, as outdoor waiting area was miserable in the cold, wet weather.
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    Written 13 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Anthony
    New York City, New York984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art Museum in a Palace
    The Belvedere is divided into 3 buildings of which we visited 2 of them, the Upper and Lower Belvedere. Both of these were former palaces that are now art museums. Of the two buildings, the Upper Belvedere is by far the more impressive one with a more beautiful interior and more famous artwork, including a collection by Gustav Klimt. We purchased our tickets online, which do require picking a time slot. The time slot is only for the Upper Belvedere while Lower Belvedere can be visited at your leisure on the same day. There were lockers in both palaces. In November/December, there is a Christmas market in front of Upper Belvedere which unfortunately obscured the view of the palace. At the end of our visit, we did stop by the cafe in Lower Belvedere, which was a welcome break.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 19 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Dmitri K
    San Antonio, Texas854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come early!
    Not a huge but rather interesting collection. The upper palace is known for its Klimt collection, and it certainly is worth visiting. However, reserve your time spot online for an earlier visit because large groups of tourists and schoolchildren groups overwhelm the space and you won't enjoy the paintings. Also do not miss the basement collection of early art!
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    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 December 2023
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JoleneZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia334 contributions
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Gustav Klimt was arguably Austria’s most prominent painter and the one painting that I needed to see when in Vienna was The Kiss. This was my main reason for choosing to go to the Upper Belvedere Museum (out of the many other art galleries in the city).

The museum organized its galleries to trace the development of Austrian art from baroque to neoclassicism to contemporary works. I got the online audio guide (€5) but realized later that this was not needed as the information on the paintings was posted next to them. Nevertheless the audio guide would be helpful for those with reading difficulties.

I learnt a lot from this visit, particularly the era around the turn of the century (1900’s) when Austria was spawning a lot of new ideas on sexuality, albeit on different platforms. I’d liken Klimt in the world of art history to Freud in the world of psychology. There were quite a few Klimt pieces and one of the most interesting was an unfinished painting, because it showed how he organized the layout, the themes and the layers.

The entry fee was €17.50 when purchased online. You need to book a time slot at the point of purchase but once you enter, there is no time restriction.

Fun fact: I could see the Belvedere from the air when flying in to the Vienna airport due to its distinctive manicured gardens!
Written 16 June 2024
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Written 18 June 2024
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YuannieFishie
Singapore, Singapore357 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Solo
Good way to spend a couple of hours visiting an art museum. It was really very crowded at 10am so best to pre order your tickets. Upper Belvedere was the interesting one with plenty of artwork including ‘The Kiss’. Lower Belvedere was a little disappointing but it’s a nice walk through the gardens.
Written 13 June 2024
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Written 18 June 2024
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Crveni Cuperak
Nis, Serbia11 contributions
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I was in Vienna for the first time and the museum was on my priority list. A beautiful experience for all art lovers, especially Gustav Klimt and his painting The Kiss. Beautiful.

Written 12 June 2024
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Written 13 June 2024
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aj
Nashville, TN14 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Friends
1) upper level is beautiful - do go to klimt / monet first - they are stunning.

2) the 5 euro walking "tour" is CONFUSING!!! does not tell you where to go etc. is NOT guided though i was told that it was. it is super hard to following and annoying to use on the phone. also the info provided was so-so.

3) staff at the museum are negatively impactful - and will not let you go to the bathroom despite the museum being open 4 more minutes. despite paying for entry, paying for an espresso, and paying for gifts. and keep saying "we are closed" in a loud booming voice. like why the torture? unnecessary.
Written 12 June 2024
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Written 13 June 2024
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shelly
Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
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Do not buy tickets through Trip Advisor! If something goes wrong there is no one to help you and you will end up buying your tickets twice! The bar codes did not print and this is what happened to us. No one at the facility could help us because the tickets were through Trip Advisor.
Written 11 June 2024
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Michele C
Maryland142 contributions
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Beautiful building housing beautiful art. Our “trip leader” planned ahead and purchased tickets in advance. We enjoyed the little cafe prior to our timed ticket. The museum was easy to navigate; not overly crowded thanks to managing visitors’ entry. I was able to linger and enjoy my favorite pieces - all of the Klimt (especially “Der Kuss”) and a Monet I am fond of. It is a lovely space and with any ticketed area - plan ahead - buy tickets if this is something you really want to do.
Written 3 June 2024
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Written 4 June 2024
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Battyw
Hook, UK177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited The Upper Belvedere whilst on a family trip to Vienna in February 2023.
Amazing collections in a beautiful setting.
Not overcrowded and such variety of art.

Highly recommended and we'll return
Written 3 June 2024
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Written 4 June 2024
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Sarah J
Wakefield, RI106 contributions
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Book the first ticket of the day. We had no trouble seeing The Kiss. There were only a few other people in the room with us and then we could go at our own pace through the rest of the gallery. It’s a nice walk downhill to the Lower Belvedere afterward.
Written 31 May 2024
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Written 31 May 2024
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OldTiredTraveler
Omaha, NE32 contributions
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Didn’t deliver tickets in time for specific entry time, so had to buy new tickets at ticket counter for assigned entry time or couldn’t get in. Did not use tickets that I paid for on TripAdvisor. The customer service is terrible and still waiting for a refund!!!
Written 29 May 2024
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,892 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful building that used to be someone's residence and now its a wonderful art museum. We enjoyed our visit there on our recent trip to Europe. The building itself is gorgeous and the art, especially the Gustav Klimt collection is amazing. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 27 May 2024
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Written 28 May 2024
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