The city park is a lovely, quietly place, and in English landscape style.
It was designed in the year 1862, during the construction of the Ring, and based on the plans of Josef Selleny and Rudolf Siebeck.
The park has a dimension of 65.303 square metres.
The entrance of the park is placed exactly in front of the hotel Meriot, on the Parkring.
The Vienna River flows through this lovely place, into a magical landscape.
Numerous monuments remind of celebrities of the Viennese music history.
The lovely flower pads are in summers, a real attraction, for the Viennese.
The miraculous avenues, the pond in the middle of the park, the flower clock, the pavilion, the small tower, but in the first point, the statue of the "King of the waltz", Johann Strauss, are some of the peculiarities of this garden.
Address: 1, Parkring, Vienna
Metro: U3, U4
Tramway: 1, 2
The monument in marble and gold for Johann Strauss Son, is for thousands visitors and probably Vienna's most-photographed sight.
There is a marble arch, in relief, and a golden statue of the King of the waltz, in the middle.
The monument is the artwork of the sculptor E.Helmer, and it was realized in the year 1921.
If you visit the cemetary of St. Marx in the third district of Vienna in April or sometimes early May, when the lilac is in bloom, you will have an awesome olfactory experience beside the old graves of a past aera (Biedermeier) and the Mozart gravestone . Unfortunately the highway is not far away , so you can hear traffic noise in parts of the cemetary (which is in any case somekind of a garden and can be indeed romantic)
Around Karlplatz, just at the exit of the underground system and in the area of Karlskirche, are some are several small green areas. These gardens offer fantastic shade from the heat with their large trees, and grass around. What I liked, too, is that in such a small area can be found a good number of interesting sculptures and statues.
Most prominent of all is what is called Hill Arches by Henry Moore who gifted it to the city in 1978. These are big structures in a pond, right in front of the church. Close to the Karlsplatz station is a touching sculpture which i liked very much, it's not a big one so might easily be missed -- it's of a mother and her baby. Then just close by, near a building, are two sculptures that are also quite interesting -- one is of a naked man standing, which reminded me a bit of Giacommeti with its leanness and pose, while the other is of one half kneeling. (I have posted photos of all these.)
Prater amusement park,is where you will find the most amazing rides,exciting crowds and a carnival like atmosphere.so much to do,see and eat as well!go and let the child in you surface!it is a must go if you are travelling with kids.
If you want to escape from the city crowd go to Stadtpark - the Viennese City Park. It is located on 65.000 m2 area. On the southern shore of the Wienfluss, the so called Kinderpark was created in 1863 and today is used as playground and for sports. There is a little lake full of drakes and pigeons. On the water was built a spa pavilion with mineral water. This park is the park with the largest number of monuments and sculptures in Vienna. (Franz Schubert, Franz Lehar, Robert Stilz, Johan Straus.....
I think Auer-Welsback park is particularly interesting for family with small children, because of the nice playing grounds. We walked through the park while looking for the Technical Museum. We saw a lot of people playing sports or walking their doggies. There are some tables and benches close to the one playing ground, so if you bring your own food and drinks you could picnic here. You bring a book to read, play with your children a little, enjoy the surroundings and the children let loose a lot of energy and socialize with other children: win-win situation!
Access: U4: Schönbrunn, right by the exit Grünbergstrasse.
We found this park when we were going to Votivkirche. It has a very interesting collection of marble chairs and a marble table with a red map of Austria. Every chair has a country that seems to have meant something important for Austria at one time or another. The names of the countries are:
- Czech Republic
Address: Universitätsstrasse, in front of Votivkirche.
Access: U: Rathaus or Schottentor-univ.
A good tourist dont go on city tours with the tour companies,he walks and walks.
His companion is a good map,a bottle of water,and a comfy pair of shoes.
I did just that when I decided to look around Vienna.
This Park is a really paradise also in summer.
The colourfully flowers, the bushes and the trees, the many statues, and the quietly avenues, make here a magical ambience.
The statue of Johan Strauss shines under the Sun and the other monuments in the park too.
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