Belvedere Palace And Its Collections: Picture(S) Of Austrian Identities
The Belvedere Palace is an important historical site, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, and the home of the National Art Gallery. In this Belvedere tour, we'll explore celebrated masterpieces from the various collections to learn how they explain the specific images of Vienna — as the capital of music, the home of psychoanalysis, the crossroads of cultures, the most comfortable city of the world, etc.
There is no better place for a crash-course in Austrian culture and identity than the famous Belvedere Palace. The Belvedere is an important historical site, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, and the home of the National Art Gallery, including the iconic painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt.
The palace's architecture and history as well as numerous outstanding artworks in its galleries conceal the spirit of this city. In this private Belvedere tour, we will make it visible.
- Medieval religious paintings and wooden sculptures will give us insight into the historical roots of Austrian spiritual traditions
- Gustav Klimt's early female portraits and his famous "Kiss" will disclose the unique atmosphere of the Fin de Siècle Vienna, as well as the marketing value of the cultural heritage for today’s Viennese.
- Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's character "Headswhich" so realistically embodies extreme facial expressions that it will give us a clue to the era's interest in the human soul, a movement that later manifested itself in Sigmund Freud's famous theories of the unconscious.
- Skip-the-line admission tickets
- Art historian guide
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Comfortable shoes
- Spending money
- Layered clothing
- Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)
- Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
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