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Schloss Belvedere & Museum

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

01 795 571 34

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Historic Baroque Palace housing the Belvedere Museum

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.

The Lower Belvedere and the former Orangery are venues for top temporary exhibitions. These shows focus on presenting Austrian art in an international context, as defined in the Belvedere's original mission back in 1903 (when it was founded as the Moderne Galerie). They comprise retrospective shows of Austrian artists, based on research into their work and significance, and major thematic exhibitions exploring key movements and epochs in art.

Photos ©:
Belvedere, Wien
Ian Ehm, © Belvedere, Wien
Eva Würdinger, © Belvedere, Wien
foto-manufaktur.at, © Belvedere, Wien
Margherita Spiluttini
Ouriel Morgensztern, © Belvedere, Wien
Ian Ehm, © Belvedere, Wien
Sebastian Reich
Margherita Spiluttini
Hubert Scheibl, Foto: Christian Schindler
Hubert Scheibl, Foto: Armin Plankensteiner
Hubert Scheibl, Foto: Ditz Fejer
Hubert Scheibl
Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/Paris