The Belvedere Museum Vienna
The two Belvedere palaces were built in the early eighteenth century by the famous Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt
to be used as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (16631736). One of Europes most stunning Baroque
landmarks, this ensemble comprising the Upper and Lower Belvedere and an extensive garden is listed as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Today the Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the
present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. Highlights
from the holdings Vienna 18801914 are the worlds largest collection of Gustav Klimts paintings (including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss (Lovers) and Judith) and works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. Key works of French Impressionism and the greatest collection of Viennese
Biedermeier art are further attractions on display at the Upper Belvedere.