Visit the Beautiful Belvedere Palace & Museum
Take a trip to the glorious Belvedere Palace, one of Europe's most stunning Baroque landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Belvedere is not only a grand palace, but also a museum which houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The Belvedere's main complex consists of two palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, and beautiful grounds with Baroque style gardens.
The Upper Belvedere houses the world's biggest Klimt collection and "The Kiss". You wouldn’t visit the Louvre and not see the Mona Lisa, so don’t visit the Belvedere and skip Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. This world-famous iconic painting hangs in the permanent exhibition area at Upper Belvedere. The Lower Belvedere acted as a residential palace to Prince Eugene of Savoy, and the lavish splendour of the owner is reflected in the Groteskensaal (Hall of the Grotesque), the Marble Gallery and the Golden Room. Special Exhibitions are now held in both the Lower Belvedere and in the Orangery.
After strolling through the majestic Belvedere, a perfect place to enjoy a meal or a cocktail with breathtaking views over Vienna (by day or by night) is the Aurora Rooftop Bar, which is located in close proximity to Belvedere Palace at the Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere. This stylish hotel features local contemporary art and the chic rooftop bar where guests can sip cocktails beside an open fire pit.