Palace Gardens

The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces. The design, by Dominique Girard, garden architect of the Elector of Bavaria, showcases all the essential elements of Baroque garden architecture: symmetrical flower parterres, water basins, tiers and steps, trimmed hedges, and more. On the south side of the Upper Belvedere, the reflection pond offers a sophisticated visual: the mirroring effect creates a visible duplication of the monumental palace façade.

Belvedere Schlossgarten
Belvedere Schlossgarten
Foto: Eva Würdinger, © Belvedere, Wien

Opening Hours and Entry


Opening Hours

7 am to 7 pm

6.30 am to 8 pm

May to July
6.30 am to 9 pm

August to September
6.30 am to 8 pm

6.30 am to 7 pm

November to February
7 am to 5.30 pm



Admission free




Dogs and other pets are not allowed.


The Palace Gardens is run by Österreichische Bundesgärten.


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