Burggarten, Vienna

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    STATUE OF ABRAHAM A SANCTA CLARA

    by balhannah Written May 20, 2014

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    This statue was of one of the most important German Catholic Priests/ preachers and poet of the Baroque period.
    It was quite an unassuming statue in the Burggarten, dated 1644 - 1709.

    The first recorded sermon he gave was in 1673 in front of the imperial court. Emperor Leopold I was very impressed, so in 1677, appointed him as imperial court preacher.
    Legend is Abraham tried to in-still courage into the frightened population during the Turkish sieges. He held many a Mass for the people, organized processions and forty hours of prayers to strengthen the will of the the population. Finally the combined forces under the command of the Polish King John III, the city of Vienna was liberated.
    He died on December 1, 1709 at the age of 65 and was buried in the crypt of the Order of Augustinian Church in Vienna.

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    PALMENHAUS & BUTTERFLY HOUSE

    by balhannah Updated May 20, 2014

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    I couldn't help but notice the wonderful art nouveau styled hot house, not a normal sized one, but a large iron and glass structure good enough for royalty.
    The large greenhouse was closed for a while, then re-opened in 1998 with a Café in the centre, a Butterfly house in the left wing, and the Austrian Federal gardens greenhouse in the right wing.

    THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE

    The Imperial Butterfly House is housed within a stunning palm house, built during the Art Nouveu period at the beginning of the last century. As we have been to some wonderful Butterfly houses and enjoy them, we decided to visit this one, which was advertising "all year round you can admire around 400 live, free flying butterflies in the Butterfly House."

    Before entering, take off your thick jackets as inside is very hot and humid

    The interior was quite nicely landscaped with waterfalls and exotic plants and a winding pathway.
    The BIG PROBLEM was, where were the Butterflies?
    We hardly saw any, and the ones we did were not colourful at all.

    We were so disappointed!
    I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO VISIT HERE AS IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY

    ADMISSION CHARGES

    Adults 6,00 euro
    Senior Citizens 5,00 euros
    Visitors with the Vienna Card 5,00euros
    School Children, Students up to 26 years (ID required) 4,50euros

    OPENING HOURS
    Summer: April - October
    Monday - Friday: 10 =4.45PM
    Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 - 6.15PM

    Winter: November - March
    Monday - Sunday (incl. Holidays): 10 - 3.45PM

    Butterfly House Palmhaus & Butterfly House Butterlfy house Butterflies Entrance door
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    THE BURGGARTEN

    by balhannah Written May 20, 2014

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    As I am a keen gardener, it was time for me to visit the Burggarten, the former palace garden, located near the Hofburg.
    The Burggarten was once the court garden. The garden was made after Napoleon's army demolished the defensive walls etc. which previously occupied this land. The court gardener of the time, set about designing a private royal garden for the Habsburg family. Kaiser Franz II occasionally worked in the garden himself. It was only when the Habsburg Empire fell, that the park was opened to the public.

    The garden is laid out like an informal English garden, one I found it a lovely to wander around, especially as in May, the Rose Peonies were in flower - they were magnificent! There are several monuments in the park, including a fountain from the 18th century, which is a statue depicting Hercules fighting with a lion. Another statue is of Emperor Franz-Joseph I, created in 1904 and moved to here in 1957, plus another classical equestrian statue of Emperor Franz I, spouse of Empress Maria-Theresia.

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    Burggarten

    by Odiseya Updated Feb 16, 2014

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    Burggarten is a popular public garden in famous Ringstrasse tour. It is part of royal complex Hofburg and from 1919 is official open for public.

    It is nice to see a such a great place surrounding with many historical monuments. It was a royal garden (Napoleon it has something with it) but most important is that garden is open for public since 1919 and that is for day present. It covers an area of 38000 m3. There is a charming pond and many famous garden sculptures. In the park there is huge Neue Burg building and greenhouse - houses of butterfly today. You can hear a word "jugendstil" and it has to do with architecture. If you in to you can bring your camera or crayons and sketchbook.

    This big park is located on the back side of the Neue Burg. It is place for relaxation. People lay on the lovely lawns or take a coffee break. I think is worth a least 10-minute of visit while you in the Hofburg complex. It has a nice atmosphere.

    Burggarten Neue Burg Schmetterlinghaus Burggaten Burggarten gate
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    Stroll Through the Burggarten

    by BillNJ Updated Nov 27, 2010

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    The Burggarten (Palace Garden) is located in Vienna's 1st district -- and is situated between the Hofburg and the Opera House. The Burggarten was created in the 19th century after the city fortifications proved useless in stopping Napolean's forces from occupying Vienna. When large parts of the defensive wall were demolished, part of the new space was used to create a private palace garden for the Hapsburgs.

    Following the fall of the Habsburg Empire, the Burggarten opened to the public. Today, it is possible to stroll through the English style park -- and admire the statues of Mozart, Franz Joseph I, and Hercules. On one side of the park, there is the Palmenhaus which houses a butterfly garden and a popular café.

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    Burggarten

    by lifeisatrip Written Nov 20, 2008

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    A seemingly serene park with trees and pond with a fountain. I can just imagine it in the summer when the flowers are in bloom; it must be beautiful. A nice place to rest and enjoy the dog days of summer.

    A water fountain A statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The V��lkerkunde Museum

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    by easterntrekker Written Sep 8, 2008

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    The Burggarten contains many monuments such as the statue of W.A. Mozart, Emperor Franz Joseph I and also Goethe.

    The Burggarten was formerly part of the Kaiser's private garden and adjoins the Butterfly House and The Greenhouse "Palmenhaus".

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    by pure1942 Written Apr 22, 2008

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    The Burggarten was laid out by the Hapsburgs after Napoleon had destroyed the defensive walls surrounding the Hofburg. The garden was opened to the public in 1918.
    An impressive feature of the garden is the huge greenhouse built between 1901 and 1907 by architect Friedrich Ohmann. There is also an equestrian statue of Emperor Franz I and a memorial to Mozart.

    Burggarten Greenhouse Burggarten Rear of the Neue Burg (in front of Burggarten)

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    Stroll through the The Burggarten - Gothe Statue

    by vichatherly Updated Aug 8, 2005

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    I can't seem to remember much about the place but here's the info

    "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.
    The garden contains some very famous monuments, perhaps the most famous being that of Mozart, but Goethe and Emperor Franz Joseph I can also be seen in the park. In 1901 the "butterfly house" was constructed in the Burggarten. It contains hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies enjoying a full and natural life in a real tropical environment. "

    The picture is of the statue of Gothe, with my good mates The General and Dave sitting at his feet.

    Gothe Staue, The Burggarten
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    Burggarten

    by margaretvn Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    The Habsburgs created a landscaped garden around the Hofburg, they planted various sorts of trees. There are greenhouses by the Judenstil architect Friedrich Ohmann. Near the entrance to the Hofburg is a statue of Emperor Franz I by the sculptor Balthasar Moll and near the Ringstrasse is the Mozart memorial by Viktor Tilgner.
    Lovely place to sit and relax between museums.

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  • Burggarten & Statues

    by grkboiler Written Nov 4, 2004

    Burggarten is a landscaped garden located behind Neue Burg. After Napolean left Vienna, he tore down a city wall and exposed open space. The Habsburgs decided to leave it open and plant a garden. It opened to the public after their empire crumbled in 1918.

    In addition to the garden, there are many statues located here, including this one of German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) at one corner.

    Goethe Statue
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    Burggarten

    by rcsparty Written Oct 26, 2006

    On the other side of the Hofburg complex is the Burggarten. It is a oasis of calm, and a great spot to relax after touring the complex.

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