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Belvedere Palace's opening hours | Best time to visit, tips, and more

Today

Open 9am–9pm

Last Admission

8pm

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace is open from 10 am to 6 pm throughout the year. You can access all sections of the palace, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, and the 21 Museum during these hours.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Thursday (Today)9:00am–9:00pm 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Belvedere Palace
  • The Belvedere 21 Museum is open until 9 pm on Thursdays. It also remains open on public holidays, which fall on Mondays.
  • The Lower Belvedere Palace and 21 Museum hosts several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Make sure to keep aside a few extra hours to explore these contemporary art pieces.

Upper Belvedere Palace

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday (Today)9:00am–6:00pm
Friday 9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–6:00pm

Lower Belvedere Palace

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday 10:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am–6:00pm
Thursday (Today)10:00am–6:00pm
Friday 10:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am–6:00pm

Best time to visit the Belvedere Palace

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Weekdays see fewer tourists as compared to weekends. There are shorter wait times. You can access audio guides and explore the palace at your own pace.
  • Weekends tend to be comparatively more crowded than weekdays. Weekends offer full access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Belvedere Palace, which may be restricted during some weekdays. You may have to wait in lines, however, they start to thin out quite fast. If you keep a few hours on hand, you can explore the exhibits comfortably, even during weekends. Regardless of the day of the week, there are fewer crowds early in the morning and around late afternoon.

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Pleasant
Crowded
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Peak season vs Low season

  • Peak season (March to June, September to October): The cooler spring and fall months are ideal for outdoor exploration. The 21 Museum also hosts several temporary exhibits around this time.
  • Shoulder season (July to August): The warmer summer months offer clear skies, however, you may find it hard to explore the palace premises in the heat. 
  • Low season (November to February): The harsh winter months typically see fewer crowds.

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Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

Belvedere Palace holiday timings

Holiday Timings
  • Saturday, Dec 24th
    Upper Belvedere 10 am to 2 pm
    Lower Belvedere 10 am to 2 pm
    Belvedere 21 closed
  • Sunday, Dec 25th
    Upper Belvedere: 9 am to 6 pm
    Lower Belvedere: 10 am to 6 pm
    Belvedere 21: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Monday, Dec 26th
    Upper Belvedere: 9 am to 6 pm
    Lower Belvedere: 10 am to 6 pm
    Belvedere 21: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, Dec 31st
    Upper Belvedere: 9 am to 6 pm
    Lower Belvedere: 10 am to 6 pm
    Belvedere 21: 11 am to 6 pm

How long do you need to tour the Belvedere Palace?

Covering the entire Palace would take you at least 3 hours, excluding the time taken to walk through the temporary art exhibitions, which should be factored in separately. 

  • Upper Belvedere Palace: The Upper Belvedere Palace would take you an hour to cover end-to-end, covering all the pieces by Klimt, Schiele, Funke, Messerschmidt, and van Gogh.
  • Lower Belvedere Palace: The Lower Palace would take a similar time to cover, close to an hour. 
  • Belvedere 21 Museum: Known for its post-war modernism architecture, the Belvedere 21 Museum, and the Sculpture Garden would take about an hour to cover.

Visitor tips

Rules & guidelines
Tips
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  • Your tickets to the Belvedere are timed for particular windows in a day. You will have to enter only during that time slot. 
  • Bulky items such as umbrellas and backpacks are not allowed in the museum and need to be stored in the free locker facility. 
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the museum. Campus cafes are available for purchasing refreshments. 
  • Pets, except guide dogs, are not allowed in the museum. 
  • You can avail of discounted parking for 6 hours at the BIP Garage at Palais Schwarzenberg and the BIP Garage Schwarzenbergplatz.
Visitor Tips
  • The Belvedere also has temporary exhibitions depending on the time of year you visit, do make sure to factor those in during your trip. 
  • The Palace is accessible by disabled people, with sensory-friendly resources for all programs, and wheelchair access.
  • Restrooms and gift shops are available at the museum and are wheelchair accessible.
  • The Palace provides charging stations for all-electric vehicles, including bikes and cars. 
  • Multilingual audio guides are available for the upper and lower Belvederes. 
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted, however, you will need special permission for commercial photography within the museum. 
  • Weekends, public holidays and the vacation period get crowded, and it is advisable to book your tickets online before visiting. 

Frequently asked questions about Belvedere Palace opening hours

What are the Belvedere Palace opening hours?

The Upper Belvedere Palace is open from 9 am to 6 pm and the Lower Belvedere Palace is open from 10 am to 6 pm throughout the week. The Belvedere 21 Museum is open from 11 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Thursday, the 21 Museum remains open until 9 pm.

Is Belvedere Palace open at night?

The Palace closed at 6 pm on most days. Belvedere Museum Vienna is open till 9 pm on Thursdays and on certain occasions.

Is Belvedere Palace open on weekends?

Yes, the Belvedere Palace Vienna, including the Upper, Lower, and 21 Museum is open on weekends.

What’s the best time to visit Belvedere Palace?

You can plan a visit to the Belvedere Palace around 10 am or reach around 2 pm to avoid crowds. Note that March to May and September to October are the most pleasant but the busiest months to visit Vienna. If you do not mind the cold weather, you can enjoy the Palace exhibits comfortably during the winter months.

How long does it take to explore Belvedere Palace?

It would take at least 3 to 5 hours to explore Belvedere Palace, its permanent and temporary exhibitions, and everything it has to offer.

Should I buy Belvedere Palace tickets in advance?

It is always a good idea to buy the Belvedere Palace tickets online in advance as the museum tends to get crowded during the peak tourist season, between March to May, and from September to October.