Belvedere (Prinz-Eugen Strasse 27, Vienna) – this is a building complex that goes back to Austria’s royal period. Originally built as a summer residence of Prince Eugene of Saxony, the Belvedere consists of two Baroque palaces, the Orangery, and the Palace stables. These two palaces (Upper and Lower Belvedere) presently house a museum that displays Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day., while the former stables currently house the Belvedere’s entire medieval art collection.
Visitors come to see the various artworks (such as the works of Gustav Klimt with his golden paintings “The Kiss” and “Judith”, the masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka as well as works of French Impressionism and highlights of the Vienna Biedermeier era: Waldmüller, Amerling, Fendi), as well as to take in the once-royal grounds’ atmosphere.
Admission: €25 (adult), €21 (seniors), €21 (students up to 26 years), free for children and teens. Note: these prices are for admission to the entire grounds, including palaces. There are separate admission prices for individual destinations within the Belvedere. See its website for details: www.belvedere.at Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily (Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, Orangery, and Winter Palace); 10 am – 6 pm (Thurs. – Tues.), 10 am – 9 pm (Wed.) (Palace Stables).