Parks of Vienna

Belvedere Castle
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Alpine feelings
within city limits

In 1803, Europe’s first alpine garden was created in the extensive park area of Belvedere castle following a suggestion of Archduke Johann. Today, more than 4000 plants represent the diverse flora of the alpine ecosystem. Spring and early summer are the best times to visit as many plants foliate and start to flower.

Belvedere Palace Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, A-1030 Vienna

There’s another chance to discover the Alps within city limits: A Tirolian garden complete with original hut, orchard and pasture farm enhances the charms of Schoenbrunn castle and its park. Again, Archduke Johann was the driving force behind this project. Empress Sisi, too, was immensely fond of this alpine patch. In 1874, a second hut was built for her.

Schönbrunn Palace Schlosspark Schönbrunn, A- 1130 Vienna

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