The most stunning feature of the Burggarten is the graceful presence of a master. This enormous statue of a native Wienne (someone from Vienna??? - let me know if I'm wrong - its just a guess) - WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART!!!
The great composer is certainyl worth a visit whilst in this amazing garden, don't miss it!!
The park in front of the town hall is busy all year round with various festivals, ranging from a Christmas market and an ice rink in winter to a summer film and music festival.
Many monuments and fountains complement the layout of the park.
Another attraction is the large number of centuries-old trees.
Address: 01, Rathausplatz, Vienna
This large green area just outside the city centre was used as royal hunting ground until 1766.
It is dotted with chestnut trees and is certainly the most popular city park among the Viennese.
The lawns and the long avenue are frequented by sunbathers and sports enthusiasts alike.
Metro: U1. Station: Praterstern
S-Bahn. Station Wien Nord
The green area stretching from Vienna University to the Votivkirche is usually to the Votivkirche is usually packed with students and picnickers on warm summer days.
Fifteen different trees planted in a circle stand for the member states of the European Union.
Address: 01, Universitätsstrasse, Vienna
As I already mentioned, the day was sunny and warm. In the park near the City hall people enjoyed sitting on the grass, resting, chating. Everybodi wanted to take the advantage of passing summer days,
Burggarten (Palace Gardens) became public in 1919 (imperial gardens before). Here you'll find many memorials, such as to Mozart, Emperor Francis I (Maria Theresia's husband) and Emperor Francis Joseph, and the greenhouse (in the picture) with exotic plants.
In this public park you can find the monument of Franz Grillparzer (a poet), the sculpture was done by Rudolph Weyr, Karl Kundmann and Karl Hasenauer in 1889.
In this park there’s also The Temple of Theseus an imitation of the Theseion temple in Athens, built between 1820 and 1823 by Peter Nobile. Inside the temple there used to be the "Group of Theseus" by Antonio Canova (now in the Museum of Fine Arts).
You can see here Wolfang Amadeus Mozart’s Denkmal.
The famous composer was born in Salzburg in 1756, and died in Vienna in 1791.
In Vienna you can also visit the Mozart Memorial, a house where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and where he composed his opera "The Marriage of Figaro".
If you’ve seen the movie "Mozart", I am sure you’ll remember how he died: composing the "Requiem". Although he died young, he’s still considered one of the best composers of all times.
Also known as Vienna Woods: West of Vienna, is a place to get off the beaten track & enjoy nature.
It can also give an impressive view over Vienna...Most people want to come here for some walkings & jogging.Refer To The Link In The Tip At The Top !
When you are heading to the Rathaus it is on the way and if weather is fine it really will help your body to recover for a next walking. There is a little fountain and benches where you can observe the ordinary life such as in other place. Children playing, moms talking and pigeons searching for the little seeds...
On the northern side of the various Danube channels is the Alte Donau, a horseshoe lake that was once the original river but which has been long cut off from the flow. Walking around the suburban villas and the modest boat docks of the Alte Donau, you might think you were thousands of miles away from the Ringstrasse. (This kind of landscape - and the skyscape as well - reminds me of parts of the American Midwest.)
The Lainzer Tiergarten is in the suburbs.
What is it?: Great place to get away from the city, a nature park on the outskirts of Vienna with lots of green grass and no huge buildings. Play area for kids.
What to do there: walk/enjoy the sunshine take the 1.5 kilometer route to the Hermes Villa for a leisurely stroll or there are longer routes for joggers/very healthy people, walk through the tree area where all the types of trees are signposted, look at the deer, wild boar, feed the ducks and massive carp, visit the Hermes Villa museum and of course stop at the cafý for a coffee or icecream.
When to go: Not when the Japanese Emperor is visiting as I did one weekend or you will find too many policemen keeping an eye on your tourist activities! Best time is in the summer to enjoy the flower filled meadows and sunshine! It closes around dusk check with the visitors'centre at the entrance for details.
How to get there: Take the 62 tram from the Opera, Meidling Schnellbahn or Hetzendorf Schnellbahn to the stop where it connects with the 60a. Take the 60a to the end(every 20 mins in summer,every 30 in winter)
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This is something like a park where you have some domestic animals running free, but in order to see one you have to choose a day when not so many tourists go. The picture was made in the winter of 2003...
If you want a good view of Vienna and don?t want to go up the Donauturm in the Donaupark, then Kahlenberg (just about Vienna's highest natural point) is the place to come. Take the 38a bus from U4 Heligenstadt (make sure you get on the right one as not all of them go further than Grinzing or Wagenwiese) and stay on right till the end. You will travel through the pleasant village of Grinzing, then out into the countryside. The road curves around the tree covered hills stopping at pretty Cobenzl before finishing in a massive empty carpark at top of Kahlenberg. There is a white church (St. Joseph?s) and if you continue past and then to the left of it you eventually come to an area from where you can see the Danube, Vienna and on a very clear day the distant Schneeberg mountain. To the right again, there is also a restaurant and caf? where you can get good views and icecream if you go on the terrace in the summer. From the top footpaths lead to the Stefaniewarte tower and to various great country walks through the vineyards to Heuriger or down to Nussdorf or Grinzing. You can also take the 38a to Leopoldsberg (check the front of the bus, this only goes in Summer and not very frequently) through a trip through more hill into Lower Austria. There?s not much to do at Leopoldsberg except look at St. Leopolds church (he is the patron saint of the province of Lower Austria) or go on walks in the woods. Don?t turn down the chance to get up Kahlenberg in the winter, it can get pretty cold here but I have fond memories of a shared bottle of champagne and caviar in the snow!
Kahlenberg is a hill norht-west of Vienna (actually, within the city limits now), where in the 17th century the Islamic invasion into Europe was stopped in a severe battle. Great view on Vienna from the hill. In the picture you see a view from Kahlenberg of the western suburbs of Vienna (it must be Klosterneuburg), Vienna is to the left.