Burggarten- Palace Garden, 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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    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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    Burggarden and The Butterfly house

    by mirchica Updated Apr 5, 2012

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    Burggarden is a pleasant park just behind the Opera house where people spend there time reading books on the grass. On one of the ends of the park is situated the monumet of Motzart with lovely violets in a G-clef shape in front of it. On the other site of the garden is the Butterfly house - a little garden with many butterflies living there and restaurant/bar inside. The tables are between the plants and seems to be really pleasant place to have something to eat or drink.

    The Butterfly house Motzart monument Lovely G-clef shape violets
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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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    Burggarten

    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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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the pigeons

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 8, 2008

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    The statue of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart situated in the Burggarten in Vienna, Austria took on a different look the afternoon we saw it. On his head perched two pigeons onlivious to the significance of their perch!!

    An interesting setting as the statue is surrounded by bedding plants laid in the form of a musical clef.

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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.

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    Mozart at last: Mozart in the Burggarten

    by Ekaterinburg Updated Jan 1, 2007

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    In pursuit of art and architecture in Vienna I freely confess that I neglected a major part of the city's cultural and musical heritage. Apart from my trip to Don Giovanni and my dedicated if unknowledgeable attention for three hours, I sought out none of the musical haunts. In a small effort to atone for this, on my last day I went along to the Burggarten in search of the Mozart Denkmal, Victor Tilgner's marble tribute to the great composer. I found it very easily as it is right inside the main entrance to the park. This was unveiled on Augustinerplatz in 1896 but subsequently moved to the Burggarten. It is very large, with a triumphal Mozart in the middle surrounded by reliefs from Don Giovanni and attended by cheerful cherubs. It is an exhuberant and fitting tribute to this man who brought such fame to Vienna.

    Mozart, lording it over the Burggarten
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    Statue of Mozart in the Burggarten

    by filipdebont Updated Dec 18, 2005

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    Day 2 : Hofburg area

    The Burgarten : What a great place to walk around, to sit on a bench and to listen to birds singing . . .

    So in this Burggarten there are some monuments (statues).

    The most famous monument is the Mozart statue made by Viktor Tilgner (1896).

    Other beautiful statues are the statue of Franz-Joseph and the small equestrian statue of Emperor Franz I made by the sculpture Balthazar Moll.

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    Burggarten

    by filipdebont Updated Dec 18, 2005

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    Day 2 : Hofburg area

    Coming from the Augustinerstrasse (Albertina), I took the Hanusgasse and like this I arrived at the entry gate of the Burggarten.

    This beautiful park is an oasis of green and rest, in the middle of a busy city.

    So an ideal place to stop for a moment of relaxing, and/or maybe a good place to eat or drink something in the Greenhouse bar/restaurant (see my restaurant tips).

    There is a beautiful green house in the Buggarten, what a great architecture; this greenhouse was deigned by the Jugendstil architect Friedrich Ohmann (1901 - 1907).

    In the left part of the Greenhouse there is a butterfly museum.

    There are some beautiful statues in the park; the most famous is the Mozart monument (see next tip).

    Fountain in the Burggarten Entry gate to the Burggarten Butterfly museum in the Burggarten Jugendstil Greenhouse / restaurant Statues in the 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.

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