Oberes Belvedere

Top choice in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Rising splendidly above the gardens and commanding sweeping views of Vienna’s skyline, the Oberes Belvedere, at Schloss Belvedere, is one of Vienna’s unmissable sights. Built between 1717 and 1723, its peerless art collection, showcased in rooms replete with marble, frescoes and stucco, attests to the unfathomable wealth and cultured tastes of the Habsburg Empire.

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Nearby Schloss Belvedere to the Canal attractions

1. Alpengarten

0.15 MILES

This Japanese-style garden has a rockery nurturing alpine species. The tranquil garden is at its fragrant, colourful best from spring to summer, when…

2. Botanischer Garten

0.18 MILES

These botanic gardens, belonging to the Vienna University, have tropical glasshouses and 11,500 species from six continents, including wonders such as…

3. Belvedere Gardens

0.18 MILES

The three-tiered garden that unfurls between the two Belvederes was laid out in classical French style by Dominique Girard, a pupil of André le Nôtre of…

4. Schloss Belvedere

0.35 MILES

A masterpiece of total art, Schloss Belvedere is one of the world’s finest baroque palaces. Designed by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668–1745), it was…

5. Unteres Belvedere

0.38 MILES

Built between 1714 and 1716, Lower Belvedere, at Schloss Belvedere, is a treat of baroque delights. Highlights include Prince Eugene’s former residential…

6. Belvedere 21

0.42 MILES

The modernist, glass-and-steel Austria Pavilion, designed by Karl Schwanzer for Expo 58 in Brussels, has been reborn as Belvedere 21, with exhibitions…

7. Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

0.63 MILES

The superb Heeresgeschichtliches Museum is housed in the Arsenal, a large neo-Byzantine barracks and munitions depot. Spread over two floors, the museum…

8. Wien Museum

0.63 MILES

The Wien Museum covers Vienna's history from Neolithic times to the 20th century, putting the city and its personalities in a meaningful context. It's…