Belvedere #1

Belvedere #1

The grandeur of Vienna is punctuated by Imperial palaces. We visited Belvedere – the winter palace. Actually, we only went to the upper building, given how much there was to see there. The main reason for our visit was to see the collection of paintings by Klimt, which is fabulous.

But, in many ways, the building and the grounds were the star attractions.

The elaborate decoration of the building is hardly surprising. It is, nevertheless, stunning and a bit surreal.

The views from the palace over Vienna are wonderful. Unfortunately, we were there on a grey, overcast Sunday. I would like to visit again with different weather conditions.

(By the way, we noticed several people running through the grounds as part of their morning jog. So, I assume that you can visit the grounds without paying.)

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