Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)
The two Baroque palaces were built in the 18th century as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. They are known as the Upper Belvedere - full of huge rooms for entertaining - and the Lower Belvedere - the former living quarters - and are set in huge and magnificent gardens. They are considered to be the best Baroque palace in the world.
The Upper Belvedere is now a gallery showing Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day, including the world's best collection of Gustav Klimt. Klimt's famous golden The Kiss is here. In The Orangery next to the Lower Belvedere houses changing exhibitions, and in the Lower Belvedere you can see the prince's living quarters and staterooms, plus the stables.
The Schloss sits in huge grounds so leave enough time to wander around. It also means there are many ways to approach. Trains or trams to the Sudbahnhoff (south train station), or tram D to stop Schloss Belvedere or Gusshausstrasse.
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