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Walking Tour: Belvedere Palace Gardens In Vienna

The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces.

Video timeline: 0:00 Belvedere Gardens 5:10 Upper Belvedere 11:35 Prinz Eugen Straße 14:05 Upper Belvedere 17:40 Belvedere Gardens 35:30 Privy Garden 36:30 Lower Belvedere 41:45 Rennweg 43:05 Lower Belvedere

The design, by Dominique Girard, garden architect of the Elector of Bavaria, showcases all the essential elements of Baroque garden architecture: symmetrical flower parterres, water basins, tiers and steps, trimmed hedges, and more. On the south side of the Upper Belvedere, the reflection pond offers a sophisticated visual: the mirroring effect creates a visible duplication of the monumental palace façade.