Private Tour of the Belvedere Palace with an Art Historian: "Pictures of Austrian Identities". 2,5 Hours Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

How would you describe Vienna - the capital of culture? The birthplace of the waltz? The birthplace of psychoanalysis? All of these, and more, are true characteristics of the Austrian capital.

"The Genius Loci (spirit of place) is packed with details and you won't find them in quite as many places as in Belvedere. Do you want to discover what works of art from the different eras can tell you about the specific Austrian and Viennese identity? Then take a tour of the Belvedere and gain an insight into the different facets of the national character.

In Gustav Klimt's gilded Judith and The Kiss we can explore why female sexuality is the focus of medical interest in Vienna. The troubling mood of Egon Schiele's Embrace and The Girl and Death can also help us understand why this city became the birthplace of psychoanalysis.

The ornate baroque decoration of the palace, the accent on the ancient heroic themes will explain the special imperial atmosphere of the city, in which the Viennese live and in which tourists so eagerly dive. And Ferdinand Waldmüller's pellucid paintings will try to enchant us by showing the famous "Viennese cosiness" and we have to make an effort to see what tragedies lie behind these well-marketed images.

The gilding of medieval altars and Klimt's golden masterpieces, the sparks of intellectual life and Viennese humour that glimmer through the sombre paintings of Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka - what really makes this famous palace's collection shine? And what exactly shows us the true face of the (former imperial) capital? The answers to these questions await you in the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional Art Historian Guide, Skip-the-line admission tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Belvedere Museum
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      Stop At: Belvedere Museum, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Vienna 1030 Austria

      The palace's architecture and history as well as numerous outstanding artworks in its galleries conceal the spirit of this city and in this private Belvedere Tour, we will make it visible. We will see and discuss the architecture of the Belvedere Palace and take an extensive tour through its collections from Middle Age art to the 20th century paintings including famous "Kiss" by Gustav Klimt.

      Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Near public transportation
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by Art with me! — Art experience for the intellectually curious

    Activity ID: V-68629P19

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