Building Bridges: From the World’s Fair to the Belvedere 21
The Belvedere 21 is housed in one of the most architecturally important postwar buildings in Austria. The Viennese architect Karl Schwanzer designed this pavilion, which represented Austria at the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958. Its underlying bridge motif represented neutrality and unity among nations, as well as Austria’s position between East and West, and was simultaneously a powerful symbol of postwar reconstruction. Awarded the Grand Prix d’Architecture, the structure was transferred to Vienna where it reopened as a museum in 1962. Over the decades the building has undergone a fascinating transformation. This guided tour will conjure up an image of the pavilion’s “built culture,” telling a story of past milestones and contemporary trends in the middle of a newly emerging neighborhood.
* This price is a lump sum for a sixty-minute guided tour for groups of max. six people during standard opening hours. The costs for guided tours are: regular €40.00, Thursdays and Fridays after 5.30 pm €55.00. Should your group comprise more than six people, we will arrange additional guided tours at the applicable rate. Excl. entrance tickets.
For exclusive evening tours outside of opening hours, please contact our event department via email@example.com.
Since our activities depend on interacting with our audience, we have undertaken the following safety measures in accordance with current official regulations:
- Guided tours are conducted in small groups.
- During the guided tours, we ask you to avoid gathering in confined spaces and small exhibition rooms.
- Our art educators wear FFP2-Masks and work with properly disinfected Silent Systems.
For reasons of hygiene, we ask you to use personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection). As an alternative, disposable headphones are provided free of charge.
We also ask you to observe the visitor regulations during the entire tour.
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