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    Rathauspark

    by Fam.Rauca Written Aug 17, 2005

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    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

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    Sigmund Freud Park

    by Fam.Rauca Written Aug 16, 2005

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    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

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    Stadtpark (The City Park)

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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
    Station: Stadtpark
    Tramway: 1, 2
    Bus: 74A

    The weather station in the middle of the City Park The statue of Johann Strauss Artworks in the city park The bridge over the Vienna river
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    The statue of Johann Strauss

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Prater

    by Fam.Rauca Written Aug 17, 2005

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    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

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    Sigmund Freud park

    by marielexoteria Updated Aug 27, 2008

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    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:

    - Hungary
    - Czech Republic
    - Estonia
    - Cyprus
    - Lithuania
    - Latvia
    - Poland
    - Malta
    - Slovakia
    - Slovenia.

    Address: Universitätsstrasse, in front of Votivkirche.
    Access: U: Rathaus or Schottentor-univ.

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    Don't Miss the Japanese Garden in 19th District

    by longsanborn Written May 29, 2007

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    In the 19th District, there is a lovely Japanese garden called the Setagaya Park, which was designed by a landscape gardener named Ken Nakajima from Japan in 1992.

    The Setagaya Park is 4000 sq. metres and it copies a Japanese landscape with a few ponds and streams, stone structures, and densely-planted vegetations that are typical of Japanese gardens. The large central pond even has live Japanese goldfishes and water lilies.

    There is also a Japanese tea house, a "Yukimi style" stone lantern, several stone sculptures and a fountain, as well as a poem set in stone at the entrance to the garden. The garden is planted with Japanese maples, ornamental cherry trees and moor bedding plants such as azaleas and other beautiful flowers.

    The Setagaya Park is not so large but it is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. The regular visitors are the retirees, whose retirement complex is located just next to this beautiful japanese garden.

    The Japanese garden is located in 19th district, Hohe Warte/Gallmeyer-gasse. You can take the underground train U4 to Heilegenstadt (end-station), then bus 10A, until 2nd stop. Or you can take Tram 37.

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    Auer-Welsback park

    by marielexoteria Updated Aug 27, 2008

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    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.

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    Mozart Monument

    by Polly74 Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    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.

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    Stadtpark (The City Park) in Summer

    by Fam.Rauca Written Jan 29, 2008

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    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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    Park near the Rathaus >:)

    by Skipka Updated Mar 4, 2004

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    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...

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    Stadtpark

    by ruki Updated Oct 6, 2009

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    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.....

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  • Walking up to Grinzing

    by Fra.da. Updated Aug 22, 2007

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    I found a very interesting itenerary on my Vienna guide and I decided to follow it on a fantastic sunny day. It was very good to keep fit too!
    I started the itinerary at Heiligenstadt U-bahn station, in front of Karl Marx Hof , a famous residence complex which was built by Karl Ehn in 1927-1930, which is 1,2 km long and has 1.265 flats! From there, I followed Heiligenstadter Strasse till I reached Heiligenstadter Park , which is a beautiful, lush garden. I enjoyed walking there and realxing a little bit, it was like being in the middle of nowhere, not in such a big city. After crossing the park, I visited St. Michael Church, in Wollergasse and I passed by Einstein's and Behetoven's houses. Soon after the Church, I took Grinzinger Strasse which brought me directly to Grinzing. There I found a lot of small and typical restaurants, and I took some pictures.
    The whole itinerary is 3,5 km long, and it takes about two hours, if you want to enjoy your promenade and take a look around!

    Starting point: Karl Marx Hof Beautiful Heiligenstadter Park Entrance to Heiligenstadter Park Passing by Einstein's house And finally to Grinzing!
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    In the park

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    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,

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    Botanical Garden

    by Kathrin_E Written Jan 9, 2014

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    Vienna's botanical garden, which belongs to the university, is the next-door neighbour of Belvedere palace gardens. It is a pleasant addition if you want to go for a walk through the gardens as a change from city sightseeing.
    The garden is surely a lot more impressive in the warmer half of the year when trees and shrubs have their leaves and flowers are in bloom. However, I found it a pleasant place to go for a walk. There are beautiful old trees and unusual plants to admire even in early winter. A couple of greenhouses near the main entrance can also be visited, these host tropical plants.

    This garden is however easily missed. There is no entrance neither from Jacquingasse which runs parallel to the garden but several metres lower, nor from Landstraßer Gürtel. The main entrance is located at the upper end of Praetoriusgasse, a side street of Rennweg. A hidden gate through the wall connects the botanical gardens with the upper entrance to the Belvedere gardens (look for the tiny signpost).

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    One of the greenhouses Fragrant Snowball in bloom in December
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