Schloss Belvedere

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Vienna, Austria
Schloss Belvedere - The Kiss, Klimt
Schloss Belvedere - The Kiss, Klimt
Schloss Belvedere - The Kiss, Klimt
Schloss Belvedere - Upper Belvedere
Schloss Belvedere - The Austrian State Treaty was sign here in 1955

Schloss Belvedere Vienna Reviews

a_toolmann a_toolma…
2 reviews
Schloss Belvedere Mar 31, 2011
Very nice to stop and spend half a day in this spectacular palace. It is worth it especially in summer sunny day

Very nice to stop and spend half a day in this spectacular palace. It is worth it especially in summer sunny day
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Dia_De_Verano Dia_De_V…
6 reviews
Schönbrunns little brother Aug 23, 2009
Belvedere is the other, but smaller palace of Vienna. Absolutely go see this BEFORE Schönbrunn, otherwise you'd be disappointed (relatively). We didn't go inside, so I can't give you opinions about that.

The garden could use some more upkeep, as the bushes were growing out and the lake was getting out of water. That aren't reasons not to go there anymore of course :)

Belvedere is big and beautiful and you should absolutely go and see it during your stay in Vienna. It was a bit hard to find though, as it is somewhat out of center.
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Martin_Austria Martin_A…
75 reviews
Nov 01, 2007
Beside Schloss Schünbrunn, the Belvedere is one of the most important buildings after the second world war. In the building the allied forces sight the state treaty which gave Austria the sovereignty back. Now the Belevedere is used as a museum and shows paintings of famouse artists like Klimt and Egon Schilde. Klimt's paintings "The Kiss" and "Judith" are worldwide known.

Text taken from the Belvedere Webpage:

Schloss Belvedere consits of two parts, the uppoer and lower Belvedere. In 1717, the decision was made to build the Upper Belvedere. Construction took place between 1721 and 1722 and the interior decoration was completed the following year. The garden palace primarily served the purpose of pomp and display. This is reflected in the elegant sala terrena (today the entrance hall), the grand staircase, the magnificent Marble Hall, rooms sumptuously embellished with stucco and frescos (frescos by Carlo Carlone [1686-1775], ceiling paintings by Giacomo del Pò) and the chapel with the exquisite altarpiece by Francesco Solimena (1657-1747).

The most important event in Austria’s post-war history was the ceremonial signing of the Austrian State Treaty on 15 May 1955 in the Marble Hall of the Upper Belvedere, restoring sovereignty to Austria. The Marble Hall is the central ceremonial room of the Upper Belvedere and is open to the public.

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 Gustav Klimt collection. The glittering highlights are Klimt’s golden pictures "The Kiss" and "Judith", and masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka. Prominent works by the French Impressionists and the outstanding collection of Viennese Biedermeier paintings are further attractions at the Upper Belvedere.

Tickets:

Belvedere ticket

Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, Orangery, Palace Stables, Augarten Contemporary, Privy Garden

Standard ticket EUR 12.50

Senior citizens EUR 9.50

Students (up to age 27) EUR 8.50

Groups of 10 persons and over EUR 9.50

with Vienna Card EUR 10.50

Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 children up to age 18) EUR 25

Single parent ticket (1 adult + children up to age 18) EUR 16

Teenagers (aged 11-18) EUR 5

Children up to age 5 free

Upper Belvedere

Standard ticket EUR 9.50

Senior citizens EUR 7.50

Students (up to age 27) EUR 6

Groups of 10 persons and over EUR 7.50

with Vienna Card EUR 8

Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 children up to age 18) EUR 20

Single parent ticket (1 adult + children up to age 18) EUR 11

Teenagers (aged 11-18) EUR 3

Children up to age 5 free



Lower Belvedere

Palace, Orangery, Palace Stables, Privy Garden

Standard ticket EUR 9.50

Senior citizens EUR 7.50

Students (up to age 27) EUR 6.50

Groups of 10 persons and over EUR 8

with Vienna Card EUR 6

Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 children up to age 18) EUR 20

Single parent ticket (1 adult + children up to age 18) EUR 11

Teenagers (aged 11-18) EUR 3

Children up to age 5 free
Upper Belvedere
The Kiss, Klimt
The Austrian State Treaty was sign…
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Miranda-Maas Miranda-…
144 reviews
Museum and Palace Dec 27, 2007
What i liked most of Schloss Belvedere were the buildings and gardens. Unfortunately the fountains were empty and the grass was frozen so it wasn't as beautiful as normally. I didn't went in the upper Belvedere, but only in the small Belvedere (on the city site). In this building was an exhibition of paintings of Van Gogh, Degas and other painters of the 19th century. So most of the collection were paintings in expressionism style. I suppose the collections change so maybe the exhibition is different now. Anyway, i didn't really liked it but the gardens and palace are worth the visit. Dress warm in winter because there's no heating in the building! Brrrrrrr!
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