About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide
About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide
About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide

Outdoors

Parks

Parks of Vienna

The Vienna Woods ('Wienerwald') are part of the northernmost parts of the Alpine chain, serve as Vienna's green lungs and contribute to the exceptional quality of life of the Austrian capital.

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Rathauspark

The Rathaus Park was designed in 1863 when Emperor Franz Joseph I decided to do away with the parade ground. He asked a gardener named Dr. Rudolf Siebeck to design the park.

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Bust of Strauss

The City Park is regarded as a link between the city centre and the third district: From any side pedestrians approach the park, they will find a different environment.

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Students in Volksgarten

The Volksgarten is situated in the 1st district and was designed in 1819. In 1822 P. von Nobile established a coffeehouse in the Volksgarten which was also the scene of concerts by J. Strauß the Elder, J. Lanner and others.

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Burggarten

The Burggarten was constructed in 1819 by Ludwig v. Remy und Franz Antoine. It is situated in the first district of Vienna quite close to the Hofburg and the Opera house.

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Alpine Gardens in Vienna

Europe's first alpine garden was created at Belvedere castle. A Tirolian garden complete with original hut, orchard and pasture farm enhances the charms of Schoenbrunn castle and its park.

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Parks of Vienna

This park was created in 1974 in the course of the second Vienna International Garden Show and is situated in the area around the Laaer Berg. In this area thermal sulphur springs were discovered in the 18th century.

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Flower in a Park

The park is situated in the 18th district and is ranked with the most beautiful gardens in Vienna. In spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom this park is one that visitors will remember for years.

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PÖTZLEINSDORFER SCHLOSSPARK
Jogger taking a pause in a Park

The park, situated in the 18th district, is one of the biggest parks with an dimension of 150.000 m2. It's name comes from the designation for the area derived from the hist. Turkish entrenchment found at the site.

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Activity on Danube Island

The Danube Island is known to most visitors to Vienna as a recreational mecca with countless bars, restaurants, nightclubs offering a wealth of sports opportunities...

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Danube Channel

Lately, Vienna has developed a new beach: central Danube canal, which flows past the 1st district.

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