The good news is that Belvedere is relatively easy to get to. It’s big, which means plenty of public transport options. And it’s fairly central, so quick to reach – even on foot from the center.
Lower Belvedere palace is at Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna, Upper Belvedere palace at Prinz Eugen-Straße 27 , 1030 Vienna. See the road map at the bottom of the page for details.
Street parking is tricky – it’s a busy area and also a district-wide short-term parking area. There are public car parks nearby, which you can find using this map. I’d recommend using public transport, though.
Although Belvedere is not right in the center, it’s not far off.
If you’re sightseeing anywhere central, head south to the Ring (the wide boulevard that encircles the inner district and also features many of the main sights).
Head east or west along the Ring, whichever way takes you to Schwarzenbergplatz, which is pretty much the southernmost point.
Look down the roads heading away from the Ring and south – you should see a McDonald’s on the right and a theater-like building on the left. In the distance is a fountain and large Red Army monument.
Walk south until you reach the monument, then pass it using the road on the left. This road is Rennweg – keep walking for 150m or so and you’ll hit the Lower Belvedere entrance on your right.
By public transport
The main Belvedere complex is well-served by public transport, particularly trams…
For Upper Belvedere (and the Alpine gardens):
Tram: take the D line to the Schloss Belvedere stop right outside the palace. You can also take the 18 or O line to Quartier Belvedere and walk for around 7 minutes (or go one stop on the D in the direction of Nußdorf)
Subway: U1 (get out at Hauptbahnhof and walk around 15 minutes to the palace, or catch the 18, O or D trams). The Hauptbahnhof is huge, so it can be a bit confusing finding the right way out of it.
Bus: 13a (get out at Mommsengasse and take a short 10 minute walk or catch trams from Hauptbahnhof)
For Lower Belvedere, Orangery, Stables:
You can also catch trams D or 2 to Schwarzenbergplatz and walk up around 10 minutes to the palace as described above.
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