Vienna: Belvedere Palace

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The Belveder Palace….now where they make the vodka. 🙂 It’s actually two buildings/palaces created in the Boroque style. They call it the lower and upper palace with a kick ass garden inbetween.  The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

It’s basically a museum. If you’re not interested in looking at art exhibitions, I suggest just taking photos in the garden and outside of the palace. The lower building is where you can buy your tickets and then make your way to the upper building by strolling. Afterwards, there’s a small cafe back in the lower building to enjoy some lunch, sweets, or a glass of wine.

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Obligatory jump pose

Being goofy!! The Viennese people are kind of stuffy…and little boring. They party but not THAT much. Maybe it was just because it was Christmas and Europeans are all about the family with the holidays.

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BOOBS. Nipples. I have a picture of me grabbing a boob. Just one. boob. nipples. Ok I’m done being immature. Sorry.

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It was so cold. Not even hand and foot warmers helped. You need layers. Here I am taking a picture of a sculpture…uh hm.

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A really small tree

A really small tree. Made for me.

More pictures after the jump!

1 Comment

  • I spent the first 26 years of my life in Vienna and had the great pleasure to attend a glorious wedding at the Belvedere castle.

    Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), was an accomplished general and art connoisseur.
    Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses not only Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day, but also the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection, with the golden paintings “The Kiss” and “Judith” as the highlights. Masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka, as well as works of French Impressionism and the Vienna Biedermeier era round out the exhibition.
    The feudal splendor of the palace’s aristocratic original owner is reflected in the Hall of Grotesques, the Marble Gallery, and the Golden Room. The Lower Belvedere and the Orangery are used mainly for temporary exhibitions, while the Palace Stables are now home to some 150 objects of sacred medieval art that blend with the Baroque ambiance in a compelling fashion. The Palace Gardens are unfolding in strict symmetry along a central axis to the prestige building of the Upper Belvedere and features beautiful sculptures, fountains and cascades.

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