Belvedere Palace Tickets

Opening hours

Upper Belvedere – daily from 9am- 6pm, Friday open from 9am-9pm

Lower Belvedere- Orangery and Palace Stables- daily from 10am-6pm, Friday open from 10am- 9pm

Belvedere 21- daily from 11am- 6pm, Wednesday and Friday open from 11am- 9pm

How to get there

Upper Belvedere and Belvedere 21 –

Tram D to Station Schloss Belvedere

Train and S-Bahn- Tram 18 and O to Station Quartier Belvedere

Underground- U1 to Station Sudtiroler Platz- Hauptbahnhof, then walk for 15 minutes

 

Lower Belvedere, Orangery and Palace Stables-

Tram 71 to Station Unteres Belvedere

Tram D or 2 to Station Schwarzenbergplatz

 

Car parking- there is a limited number of parking spaces available during the scheduled opening hours at Belvedere 21.

FAQ

How much does a ticket to the Belvedere Palace cost?
A combined ticket that covers entry to the Upper and Lower Belvedere as well as Belvedere 21 is valid for 30 days from the date of entry into the first attraction. It costs 25 Euros for an adult ticket. Seniors (65 and above), and students (up to 26 years old cost 21 Euros. Group rate for 10 or more people is 22 Euros each. Children and teenagers (up to and including 18 years old) have free entry.
Can I buy my tickets online?
Tickets bought online are valid for one year from the date of purchase. When you buy your tickets this way you can purchase up to 30 tickets in one transaction. An advantage to buying your tickets online means you avoid the possible long lines of people waiting to buy their tickets; you can go directly to the entrance.
What is the disabled access like at the Upper Belvedere?
There is one disabled parking space opposite the entrance. There is a controlled crossing to cross the road to the entrance to the museum. There is no other parking available at the Upper Belvedere. Any areas using steps inside the museum have either wheelchair ramps or there is a lift available. Every part of the museum is accessible. There is a wheelchair available from the cloakroom if required and not already in use.
What is theistory of the Belvedere Palace?
The two palace buildings were built during the early 18th century to be used as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy who lived from 1663-1736. It is regarded as one of Europe’s landmarks of Baroque style. The Upper and Lower Belvedere and its extensive gardens are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today as a museum the Belvedere houses one of Austria’s greatest collections of art that dates from the Middle Ages through to the present day. The collections include works by Monet, van Gogh and Beckmann. It houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, key works painted by French Impressionists as well as a large collection of Viennese Biedermeier.

Must Know

Upper Belvedere
During the reign of Prince Eugene, the Upper Belvedere with its beautiful views across the city was used for prestige and display purposes. In the 1770s the building was adapted to house the Imperial Picture Gallery. Paintings were brought in from the Stallburg and the gallery was opened to the public. Today it mostly houses permanent displays that showcase the Belvedere collection.
Lower Belvedere
The Lower Belvedere was constructed between 1712 and 1716. Access to the Lower Belvedere was through a central gate embellished with the coat of arms and the entrance then led directly into the Marble Hall. While the Upper Belvedere was used to display wealth and prestige, the Lower Belvedere was primarily a residence. Part of Prince Eugene’s collections of art was housed in this building.
Orangery
The original purpose of the Orangery was as a winter garden, it could be heated when required or in the summer months the roof and south façade could be removed. The orange trees were able to remain in place whatever the weather. Although such buildings were used in Italy and Germany from the 16th century, the assembly and dismantling of the structures was a very laborious task. The design of the Belvedere Orangery however was a clever but simple method using sliding contraptions. In 1805, a false ceiling was installed to replace the sliding roof. From 1918, the Orangery was used to house the Moderne Galerie and from 1953 until 2007 it was used as the Museum of Medieval Art. In 2007 a modern white cube space was designed by Susanne Zottl for exhibitions held here.
Palace Stables
The Palace stables were not adapted into their present use until 2007. The exhibits on display here compliment the permanent displays that feature Gothic masterpieces in the Upper Belvedere. Apart from a few exhibits that cannot be exhibited the entire collection is now on show.
Herbert Boeckl
Herbert Boekl is one of Austria’s chief artists known for modernism. His studio in Vienna’s 4th district has belonged to the Belvedere since 2014 and stands today in much the same way that it was left when Boekl died in 1966. A visit here will show you his studio and its contents including painting materials and furniture.

Places Nearby

Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera)
The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s most important opera houses. During its construction in the 1860s, one of the architects, Eduard van der Null was so upset over criticism directed at the building he committed suicide. The building suffered severe damage during WW2 and restoration work began in 1945, this project took ten years to complete. A tour of the building takes about 45 minutes, one of the most interesting parts of the tour is seeing the size of the backstage area, it is about three times that of the stage area.
Danube Park
Danube Park covers 1 million square metres, making it Vienna’s second largest park. It began in 1964 in connection with the Vienna International Garden Show and cost 7 million schillings to construct. Some of the highlights of a visit here include a narrow gauge railway, the Danube Park Railroad which operates throughout the park. Another attraction is the 4,000 seat theatre that sits close to the bank of an artificial lake.
Zentralfriedhof
This famous cemetery has three gates. The first one is opposite Schloss Concordia and leads you into the area containing old Jewish graves. The second and main gate leads to the tombs of honour and the Dr. Kerl Lueger Kirche (the cemetery’s church). At this gate there is an information centre and map of the cemetery. The third gate takes you to the Protestant and newer Jewish graves. There is a bus service that departs every 30 minutes from the main gate. The cemetery opened in 1874 and is the final resting place of Beethoven and Johann Strauss and others.