Vienna & Museums (part I) – 03-06 November 2012

Lia in Brussels

Among other things, Vienna is a Museum City… In one tourist guide I counted no less than 75 including a Funeral, an Esperanto and a Museum of Contraception and Abortion! Something for everyone… But with 4 days available, tons of energy and kilometres walked, here is a brief view to those we made it to.

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BelvedereTwo 18th century baroque palaces, Upper & Lower Belvedere plus a third – very recent – building, 21er House, a bit further away, but part of the complex. Besides the permanent collections, Upper Belvedere presents the highlight of the season, the Jubilee Exhibition ‘150 years Gustav Klimt’ (see earlier post here). Lower Belvedere features the exhibition ‘Awakening the Night. Art from Romanticism to the Present’. Very atmospheric, especially if you visit at dusk… The 21er House houses contemporary art, but by the time we’d finished with the first two, we were hungry and exhausted…

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