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Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper or Lower Belvedere

1. Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper or Lower Belvedere

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The unique complex, with its two palaces of the Upper and Lower Belvedere and extensive gardens, is one of the most stunning Baroque architectural marvels in the world. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism. Now, for the first time in decades, the museum will once again host large-scale special exhibitions that you can admire on your visit. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the renowned Baroque architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to build the complex. After the death of Prince Eugene, Empress Maria Theresa acquired the entire complex and transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections – making it one of the first public museums in the world. The Lower Belvedere, formerly the residence of Prince Eugene, is home to illustrious exhibitions. The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces. The Belvedere park is also home to the Botanical Garden and the oldest Alpine garden in Europe.

Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

2. Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

Benefit from the advantages of this tour and skip the queues at Schönbrunn Palace! Get an overall impression of the most significant historical sights in Vienna. By bus, the tour will take you along the Ringstraße, home to numerous architectural gems such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History with its world-famous collection, the Habsburg Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Discover the museum quarter, the Hofburg Palace (the Emperors' winter residence), the Austrian Parliament, the City Hall, and the Court Theater. The highlight of your visit is a guided tour through the halls of Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence that hosted Maria Theresa, amongst others. 

Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See Vienna at your own pace with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. From the open-air top deck, hear the stories of highlights like Hofburg Palace and Prater Amusement Park with audio commentary. Top it off with a relaxing cruise along the charming Danube River and an audio guide for the city. Journey along the Red Route to experience historic sites like the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Explore past the city center and towards Prater Amusement Park and find breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island. On the Blue Route, start your tour in the city center and go discover Vienna's famous palaces. Gaze upon the regal Hofburg Palace before leaving the city to see Schönbrunn Palace, once a residence of the Habsburgs, and Belvedere Palace which houses an immense collection of Austrian artwork. Climb aboard the sightseeing cruise included with your ticket and admire the "most livable city in the world" from the Danube River. Take in the picture-perfect scenes of modern life in a historic city that make Vienna unique. After or in-between your tour, enjoy 1 of 3 audio guides and learn about the city. Marvel at the architectural history of the Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and more. Walk around outer Vienna to view the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus and the “New Modern” train station Hauptbahnhof.

Best of Vienna 1-Day Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

4. Best of Vienna 1-Day Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

Explore Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the Hapsburg Empire. Uncover an abundance of historical, cultural and architectural monuments. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day.  During the 3-hour tour you see the essential sights of Vienna's Old Town from the comfort of a private, air conditioned vehicle. After being picked up from your accommodation, enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about getting tired feet.  Let your private guide show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town.  Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity. Spy one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world , the St Stephen’s Cathedral, with its iconic Romanesque towers and spire. Dive along beautiful Viennese streets and see the world-famous State Opera, where composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have performed. View the Albertina, a 19th century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury.  Go on to admire the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and take a stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th-century Belvedere. At the end of a fruitful tour be driven back to your accommodation.  Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour, visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Be amazed by its Baroque-style interior with its murals, paintings, and domed roof with lots of gilding.  With this option step inside St Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights include driving through th Museums Quarter which features Baroque palaces containing various museums and seeing the Karlskirche, a 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek, and Roman elements. In addition, with the 7 and 8-hour option visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna, the Schonbrunn Palace with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about imperial life and take a stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens. With the 8-hour option, enjoy the Upper Belvedere Palace Place. 

Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

5. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destyoyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Opera House. See the Museum of Art History and Museum of Natural History. Continue to the Belvedere Palace to see the baroque summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Get a beautiful view over the city from the park. 

Vienna: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & City Airport Train

7. Vienna: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & City Airport Train

Immerse yourself in Vienna's fascinating history on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Listen to insightful audio commentary and get off the bus to explore at any time. Additionally, enjoy roundtrip transportation from the airport with a City Airport Train ticket. Upon arrival at Vienna Airport, follow the green CAT signs to the platform and hop right onto the train. Ride aboard modern double-decker trains and reach the Wien Mitte-Landstraße station in just 16 minutes, with a direct connection to the Vienna subway. On the day of your departure, you have the option of checking in your luggage in Wien Mitte and spending the rest of your time in the city without having to carry it. During your stay, access a convenient hop-on hop-off bus service with unique routes for a full day. With over 20 stops at iconic sites, seize the chance to hop off the bus as many times as you wish. Red Route Discover Old Vienna, including the Opera, the Museum Quarter, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall, and the Danube Canal. Drive outside the city center past the Prater to the Modern Vienna amusement park, with breathtaking views of the mountains, the UNO City, and the Danube Island. Blue Route Starting from the city center, take a scenic ride past the famous palaces of Vienna. Pass the Hofburg, then drive out of town to Schönbrunn Palace and to Belvedere Palace. Visit the suburbs of Vienna, the expressionist landmark of Hundertwasserhaus, and the main station of the "New Modernism".

Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

8. Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Salzburg via comfortable car and then hit the road, surrounded by mountains, dense woodlands, and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where a local expert guide will show you around with insider knowledge. Immerse yourself in the amazing Old Town and see the most remarkable places like the Rathaus, Burgtheater, and Albertina. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of Austria's most prominent national symbols and one of the highest cathedrals in Europe. Explore St. Peter's Catholic Church, Stephansplatz, the Column of The Trinity, and Vienna University. When you get to the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien), explore one of the biggest collections of the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Admire the Imperial Crown, the famous Holy Lance, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and more. Choose an extended option and enjoy the tour in one of the most sophisticated palaces in Austria. Step inside Schonbrunn Palace, a magnificent residence with complex gardens, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Or visit the fantastic Belvedere Palace and its delightful nature, buildings, fountains, and statues in Palace’s park. It houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The driver will drop you off at your hotel in Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Belvedere Palace Museum

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,846 reviews

We truly enjoyed the architectural and paintings. it was magnificent. I would strongly recommend to buy tickets from here as we skipped the q and those who bought the tickets fm the place itself, will hv a timing to enter. which is a waste of time as they hv to q for very long to buy the tickets and then to q again to enter only to be told to come back at the actual time. so happy that I purchased here n got the e tickets and entered all within less than 20 mins. perfect!

The Upper Gallery and gardens were lovely. But it’s very busy, go early if you can to avoid the crowds. Unless you want to lose time standing in line for the cloakroom, don’t take a backpack and carry your jacket.

Great experience. It was totally worth the visit. I highly recommend you book your tickets online and plan your visit earlier than 12 pm.

Prompt from the start. Great guide. Concise description of every room.

Easy and clear. Beautiful facility with some great art.