Stadtpark, Vienna

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    Stadtpark & Beethovenplatz

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 20, 2007
    Johann Strauss Memorial
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    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.

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    Stadtpark - the city park

    by metallemon Written Jun 11, 2007

    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!

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    Stadtpark in Vienna.

    by chiara76 Written Nov 8, 2005

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    Johann Strauss's monument in Stadtpark.
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    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.

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    The Many Statues of Stadtpark

    by mydreamquest Written Jul 17, 2005
    Hans Makart Statue in Vienna's Stadtpark

    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.

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    THE STATUE OF JOHANN STRAUSS II AT STADTPARK

    by themajor Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Was it something I said?!

    Unless you have been living on another planet, I doubt whether you've lived this long without hearing at least a few bars of a Strauss waltz. However, spotting your Strauss is a slightly trickier business because musical talent seemed to run in the family and they did proliferate. To make things even more confusing, that Richard Strauss chap (of 'Der Rosenkavalier' fame) isn't even related!

    Anyway, back to business and back to the Stadtpark, for it is here - and you really can't miss it - that you'll find the gilded statue of Johann Strauss II, (1825-1899) playing his violin and doubtless wondering whether it'd be better to launch into an excerpt from 'Die Fledermaus' or one of his 400 plus waltzes. My photo is, I think, rather rare? Why I hear you ask? Well, simply because there's hardly anyone to be seen (frankly going on a freezing cold Christmas Day morning helps!) and normally the memorial is surrounded by eager tourists. Curiously, many of these often seem to be Japanese - perhaps due to the popularity of the waltz and ballroom dancing in that part of the world? In fact, if you tune in during daylight hours to the internet webcam pointing at the memorial, you will, I assure you, think it's been relocated to Tokyo. Strange but true!

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    Stadtpark

    by mydreamquest Written Nov 19, 2004

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    If you stay at the Hotel Intercontinental, you will be just across the street from Stadtpark (the State Park). It's a nice place to walk about in the morning and is easy to find as there is a "stadtpark" U-Bahn Station.

    At night, you may encounter people (though fairly harmless) attempt to sell you drugs. In the day, it's a nice place to walk. Here is a picture of me next to a statue of a great composer: Anton Bruckner.

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    CITY PARK (Stadtpark)

    by Hosell Written Oct 8, 2004

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    If you still walking by the ring,soon you'll reach this beautiful park: Stadtpark,here there is also a monument to Mozart and ,as you can see in my picture.This is the perfect place to have a rest after been walking for a long time and see the gardens,and take some photos.

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    Stadtpark

    by Henkster Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Vienna's most famous monument - Strauss in gold

    Vienna offers beautiful gardens, but no large park in the center.
    The Stadtpark park was opened in 1862 and is embellished by water courses and a small lake.

    Among the numerous monuments the golden statue of Johann Strauss is the most photographed.

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    Stadt Park

    by rexvaughan Written May 11, 2004

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    What time is it?  30 minutes past a marigold

    This is a great place where it appears the locals go to get away from the city even though it is right in the middle of it. It has ponds, music bandstands, memorials and statues, peacocks and the lovely botanical clock in the picture. It is a great place to take a picnic lunch or just go for a stroll.

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    Stadtpark

    by aliante1981 Written Jan 2, 2004

    Stadtpark - or the City Park, when translated into English - is just the very thing on a hot summer day because it offers much needed greenery and shade. Itýs also the location of Johan Straussý Denkmal - the monument that has become one of the symbols not only of Vienna, but of Austria in general. There are more monuments dedicated to other Austrians: to Schubert, to Anton Bruckner, to Lehar and to Robert Stolz.

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    Stadtpark - Kursalon

    by yooperprof Written Sep 4, 2003

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    waltz of the flowers

    This attractive neo-Renaissance pavilion has an elegant cafe and terrace overlooking the rest of the park. There are occasionally concerts here, with dancing under the stars. Ah, to be young, in Vienna, with a good waltzing partner!

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    Stadtpark

    by BLewJay Written Oct 8, 2006

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    The city park is nice place to stroll amongst the gardens as well as people watch...plus you can view the Johann Strauss statue.

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    by reeka Written Aug 7, 2003

    This picture was taken on our way out of the park. Behind the Kursalon this garden has been landscaped to look like a clock.

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