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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.