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Barrier-free visiting

The Belvedere aims to make sure that people with disabilities have an easy and enjoyable museum visit. Here you can find information about access to the palaces and collections as well as programmes especially tailored to people with special needs.

The Belvedere, Winterpalais and 21er Haus

The Belvedere’s two magnificent palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, were built in the 18th century as the summer residence for the important general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). He chose one of the most outstanding Baroque architects Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt (1668-1745). The palaces with their extensive gardens are considered to be one of the world’s finest Baroque landmarks.

The Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of "art around 1900" is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection. The glittering highlights are Klimt’s golden pictures Kiss and Judith, and masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka. Prominent works by the French Impressionists and the outstanding collection of Viennese Biedermeier paintings are further attractions at the Upper Belvedere.

Located at the heart of Vienna, Prince Eugene’s Winterpalais has been renovated and is open to the public. The state apartment’s main rooms are now an exhibition space.

The 21er Haus is housed in the pavilion designed by Karl Schwanzer for the 1958 Brussels World Expo. Renovated and adapted by architect Adolf Krischanitz, it was opened in November 2011 as the Belvedere’s exhibition space for art dating from 1945 to the present day.

Contact and admission

Contact

Mon – Fri (except on holidays):
9 am to 5 pm

Phone +43 1 795 57-134
Fax +43 1 795 57-136
E-Mail public@belvedere.at

Admission

Reduced entry for people with special needs and assistants

Belvedere combined ticket (Upper & Lower Belvedere): € 5,-
Upper Belvedere: € 3,-
Lower Belvedere: € 3,-
21er Haus: € 3,-

Barrier-free access and opening hours 

Upper Belvedere

Opening Hours
Daily 10 am to 6 pm

Contact
Phone +43 1 795 57 134
E-Mail public@belvedere.at

Address
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

Getting here
Train: Station "Quartier Belvedere"
S-Bahn: Station "Quartier Belvedere"
Tram: D (Stop "Schloss Belvedere"), 18 and O (Stop "Quartier Belvedere")
Bus: 69A (Stop "Quartier Belvedere")
Underground: U1 (Stop "Südtirolerplatz") + Walkway around 15 minutes

Upper Belvedere

Parking

One parking space for disabled badge-holders in front of the entrance gate at Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna.

Tickets

Tickets are available in one of the outbuildings to the right of the main entrance at Prinz Eugen-Straße 27. Disabled access to the ticket counter through the shop entrance on the left.

Entrance to the museum

Level access through the main entrance. Two heavy doors (102 cm wide).

Toilets

The Belvedere is Austria’s first museum to provide separate, gender-specific disabled toilets. The accessible toilets were renovated in 2012 and equipped to the latest standards.

Lifts

There are two lifts that can be accessed via a few steps; a wheelchair ramp is available. Our staff are always happy to help. Every part of the collection can be accessed.

Wheelchairs / Seating

A wheelchair is available from the cloakroom for visitors with mobility access requirements. There is some seating in the exhibition rooms.

Shop / Café-Restaurant

Disabled access via the collection displays “Interwar Period—Art after 1945”. Please ask our staff for directions.

Lower Belvedere

Opening Hours Lower Belvedere & Orangery
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm

Opening Hours Palace Stables
Daily 10 am to noon

Contact
Tel. +43 1 795 57 134
E-Mail public@belvedere.at

Address
Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna

Getting here
Tram: D, 71 (Stop "Unteres Belvedere")

Lower Belvedere, Orangery & Palace Stables

Parking

One parking space for disabled badge-holders inside Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna.

Entrance to the Lower Belvedere

Barrier-free access next to the main entrance at Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. Please do not hesitate to ring, as our staff will be glad to assist you.

Entrance to the Orangery


Disabled access via the corridor leading from the Lower Belvedere to the Orangery.

Toilets


There are disabled toilets in the Lower Belvedere and Orangery.

Wheelchairs / Seating:

A wheelchair is available from the cloakroom for visitors with mobility access requirements. There is some seating in the exhibition rooms.

Shop

Unlimited access.

Winterpalais

Opening Hours
Daily 10 am to 6 pm

Contact
Phone +43 1 795 57 134
E-Mail public@belvedere.at

Address
Himmelpfortgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

Getting here
Underground: U1 (Stop "Stephansplatz")
Tram: D, 2, 71 (Stop "Schwarzenbergplatz")
Bus: 2A (Stop "Plankengasse")

Parking

The nearest parking for disabled badge-holders is at Rauhensteingasse 7.

Entrance

Level access through the main entrance.

Lift

There is one lift to the left floor (ticket desk and exhibition rooms).

Toilets

There are disabled toilets on the first floor.

Wheelchairs/Seating

A wheelchair is available for visitors with mobility access requirements. Museum stools can be borrowed at the cloak room.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
Wednesday 11 am to 9 pm (also on public holidays)
Thursday to Sunday  11 am to 6 pm (also on public holidays)
Public Holidays (including Monday and Tuesday) 11 am to 6 pm

Contact
Phone +43 1 795 57 770
E-Mail public@21erhaus.at

Address
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Getting here
Train & S-Bahn: Station "Quartier Belvedere"
Tram: D, 18, (Station "Quartier Belvedere")
Bus: 69A (Station "Quartier Belvedere")

Parking

One parking space for disabled badge-holders, access via Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna.

Entrance

Barrier-free access through the main entrance. The automatic door can be opened with a button.

Wheelchair

We have two wheelchairs available for disabled visitors.

Salon für Kunstbuch

Barrier-free entrance.

Elevator

All areas at the 21er Haus are accessible by elevator.

Toilets

The 21er Haus has separate, gender-specific disabled toilets.

Seating

There is some seating in the exhibition rooms and the lobby.