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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!