- See the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including his masterpiece The Kiss and the iconic Judith I, and see spectacular marble halls and galleries
- Wander magnificent ornamental gardens featuring fountains and mythological sculptures, all designed by 18th-century French landscape architect Dominique Girard
- See either or both of the two beautiful Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere) or go all out and get a combo ticket for both palaces plus the Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art
Porcelain is renowned for both its functionality and the pristine purity of its aesthetic. It is a long-lasting material that endures through centuries without change – provided you don't drop it from a height. In this exhibition, Uli Aigner uses the medium of porcelain as a starting point to transform loss into a material message about life and survival. Her monumental porcelain vessel will be shown in the series 'Carlone Contemporary', alongside the Baroque pictorial programme of the Carlone Hall.
Image credit: Belvedere © Belvedere, Wien
We may be immersed in the digital age but the importance of material is still paramount to how we function day-to-day. After years of research, Johanna Kandl has curated an exhibit that asks society an important question: how economically sustainable is our material consumption for the people of the countries producing them, like Sudan, Indonesia, and Slovakia?
By combining the Belvedere's own collection of Kandl's works – alongside her photography, research notes, and various minerals, specimens, and pigment samples – the exhibit serves as both a documentary and a personal journey for the artist whose family have relied on such materials, being paint producers and dealers.
Artwork: ©Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll
Look up 'baroque majesty' in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Belvedere Palace. A whirlwind of architectural beauty, timeless art, and charming manicured gardens that frame the Viennese skyline, the Belvedere is a total must for culture lovers searching for the magic of Vienna. Come face to face with Gustav Klimt's masterpiece The Kiss, one of the world's most iconic paintings, plus countless other priceless treasures.
Belvedere Palace is actually split into two buildings, Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere, separated by a spectacular courtyard of romantic manicured gardens.
Depending on your schedule, you can choose a ticket to see either building or both. Or, go the whole hog and feed your appetite for world-class art with an all-inclusive Belvedere Ticket, which includes the nearby Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art.
Highlights are the collection of masterpieces from the Middle Ages and baroque eras. The collection of 19th- and 20th-century art includes impressionist works from Monet, Van Gogh, and the world's largest collection of Austria's own Gustav Klimt (including his famous Art Nouveau masterwork The Kiss).
Highlights include the spectacular two-story Marble Hall, with oval-shaped plaster medallions depicting the god Apollo. The Marble Gallery hosts ancient and baroque sculptures, while the Grotesque Hall features visceral and haunting artworks that'll stick with you.
The light-drenched modernist building is home to wonderful experimental exhibitions from Viennese and international artists that will make you double take every time.
Swap your printed voucher for a paper ticket at the group desk (Upper Belvedere building).
- Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
- Changes are possible for this ticket
If you have a Klimt ticket, start at Lower Belvedere (where the lines for the cloakroom are shorter and lockers are available), then visit Upper Belvedere. You can pick up your bags from Lower Belvedere on your way to Vienna city center.
The Kiss is beautiful - far better "in the flesh" than any poster or reproduction you have seen! And the Schiele are fantastic.
Don't miss it. Not sure the audio guide added much.