Several 5 star hotels of Vienna have view on the Stadtpark; the Hilton at the north-east corner, Marriot, Radisson and others at the Parkring. It is not a large park, about 600 m in length, built around 1860 after razing the city walls and it is Vienna's first public park.
The river Wien that gave his name to the city is passing through and joins the Donaukanal to the north. That river Wien "Wienfluss" looked more like a creek between walls but is subject to huge variations in flow and can be dangerous. The river starts in the Wienerwald. Much of the river is covered over in the city.
The interesting parts of the city park are the monuments and sculptures. Most popular is the gilded statue of Johann Strauss II, the king of the Wiener Waltzes and son of Johann Strauss I composer of the "Radetzky-Marsch" (I like to wake up on the sound of that march!).
Other composers have also a monument like Anton Bruckner, Franz Lehar and my favoured Franz Schubert.
On the southern part of the park stands the Kursalon in Italian Renaissance style where there are nearly every evening performances of Viennese music.
A bit further stands the Konzerthaus. One can say that a large part of the Stadtpark is devoted to music.
The Viennese City Park is a huge (65,000 square meters) park in the centre of Vienna. It is designed in the style of English gardens, and opened in 1862 as the first public park in Vienna.
My first impressions of the park were not the best; every bench at the entrance (at the Weiskirchnerstrasse) was occupied by homeless people, either sleeping or sipping on a bottle... not a happy sight... But the park turned out to be a nice place, and well visited by tourists and locals. Children playing on the lawns, the Vienna River, pavilions, the Italian Renaissance styled Kursalon, ponds, fountains, flowers and trees, and many statues and monuments.
The golden plated bronze monument of Johann Strauss II (from 1921) is the most famous (and most photographed) of the monuments.
The Stad Park is a pleasant green space just off the ring. It is famous for its statue of Strauss which has a constant flow of tourists posing for photos with it. At the moment the Strauss statue is being repaired but they have placed a temporary one there for tourists. The park also has a lake and several other statues such as Schubert and Schindler. The beautiful Kur Salon overlooks the park. The park has some cafes and restaurants.
There are many parks in Vienna and this one, although right in the middle, is not really frequented by tourists but by locals. Young ones like to lie down and sunbathe, some bring their books and study under the trees, moms bring their babies in strollers, pensioners sit down quietly then go to the famous coffee shop in the area, and I - do most of these in one go.
Stadt park - very green area with great variety of trees, plants, sculptures of famous Austrian people. This park is near the Danube and metro station.
One of the famous sights here is clock made from flowers and Strauss sculpture.
In the Stadtpark you can have a break of the busy city holiday. It is a place for recreation where you can hang around and kids find a place to play and have fun. During my stay the weather was not always perfect, but I think I remember that you can sit outside there aswell to have a drink.
Very nice park all the tourists visit, I think, for the monument dedicated to Johann Strauss.
- Main: Monument to Johann Strauss
- Second: Monument to Anton Bruckner
- Third: Monument to Franz Schubert
All three, famous musicians.
As much as I enjoy seeing the wonderful historic architecture of Vienna , I really appreciated our short stop in Stadtpark. The park is beautifully manicured with flowers, trees and shady paths for walking or jogging—it's also a nice place just to sit and rest.
There are some interesting works in Stadtpark, like the statues made of wood on the first picture. It looks like a child trying to catch a balloon, and his mom hugging the tree (why I don't know). Even the flower and bushes have beautiful forms and there's also a beautiful floral clock.
In here you will find a statue of Strauss playing the violin and sometimes a guy selling concert tickets. And if you want, bring some bread and feed the ducks at the lake inside.
The City Park is regarded as a link between the city centre and the third district.
Those coming from the "Stadtbahn" railway pavilions will see Viennese Art Nouveau, those entering the park from the third district cross a hilly part of the park and will find a contemporary steel sculpture by Donald Judd. Those approaching from Ringstrasse follow shady paths to come suddenly upon the airy park meadows and the popular Johann Strauss monument.
I really enjoyed Stadt Park!
The "City Park" in Vienna is said to be an "artificial landscape in the city". Court painter Joseph Selleny and garden director Rudolf Siebeck designed a municipal park where alternating small copses and grassy areas created a unique and varied setting.
Pedestrians approaching the park from any side will find a different environment. Those emerging from the "Stadtbahn" railway pavilions will see Viennese Art Nouveau in its purest form, those entering the park from the third district cross a hilly section of the park to find a contemporary steel sculpture by Donald Judd, while those approaching from Ringstrasse must penetrate shady paths to come suddenly upon the airy park meadows.
Of course don't miss a picture with the Johan Strauss golden monument, which is a must!
Stadtpark is ideal for relaxing, jogging or walking.
The park has also a live web cam, from where your friends home can see you! The web cam looks directly Strauss's monument. You can find the internet address directly in the park.
Stadtpark is argueably the most attractive park in the city and is famous for its many monuments and memorials, the most famous of which is the Strauss Memorial (see photo).
Just up the road past the Strauss memorial is Beethovenplatz where you can see a rather eerie memorial to Ludvig himself which I think is based on his opera Fidelio.
With the impressive gates, a small lake with ducks, beautiful bridges, a river and f course Johann Strauss monument, which is simply great. It's a piece of art! It's more beautiful than I saw it in the TV :). Next to the statue there is a friendship symbol, I think, between Austria and China. However I could not undersatnd a lot as it's written in german and chinese!
Stadtpark for me is the most beautiful Vienna park, full of green. It's a place to relax, to read, to make a walk... Don't miss it!
Stadtpark is one of the nicest place to visit in the whole Vienna, in my opinion, of course;)
You can really relax there, spend almost whole day reading, resting and just having a nice time. There are a lot of trees and plants there and nice ducks;)
People go there with children, there are a lot of students reading the books, people go there just to have a break.
There is also a monument of Johann Strauss there (going from the street Weihburgasse).
There are also few other monuments there like the monument of Franz Schubert, Hans Makart and other ones.
Stadtpark was opened in 1862 year and it is the oldest park in Vienna.
Nearest underground station is Stadtpark station and it was projected by Otto Wagner.
Going along the river Vien near it you can see the Art Nouveau's pavilions.
Here is a picture of me in front of Hans Makart, (1840-1884), the first primary German Painter of the 1800s.
One thing that is great about Vienna is the history as told from the statues.
Makart is buried in Zentralfriedhoff Cemetary.