Two highlights near Ritz-Carlton Vienna are Belvedere and Karlskirche. Both in the Belvedere district. Both sights are good to visit in one day.
Belvedere consists of two historic buildings connected by a large garden. The tallest (and newest building) is called Obere Belvedere and the lowest property (oldest building) is called Untere Belvedere. The entrance fee was EUR 16.
The Obere Belvedere is Austria’s most visited art museum. Here hangs the most amazing art. There is art from the Middle Ages to modern contemporary art. Several paintings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele are on display.
The Obere Belvedere was designed by Eugenius van Savoy to house his art collection and library.
The Untere Belvedere was closed in 2020 due to renovations.
The Karls Church is a Roman Catholic, Baroque church. There is an elevator that allows visitors to go up to the dome to admire the ceiling paintings.
It is not an “ordinary” church, because besides an elevator there is also modern art in the church. Entrance fee was EUR 8.