A guide to parks in Vienna | Austria

Vienna is a beautiful city, full of parks and to be able to visit them, you must first know how to reach them. Below you will find the list that will allow you to admire the beautiful green areas that make Vienna an amazing city, as well as original and creative.

Prater park

It is accessible by subway and bus, and it is located to the north-east of the center. It has the oldest Ferris wheel in Europe, at the park of the same name, and, together with Schonbrunn, is one of the symbols of the city of Vienna. The ticket for the Ferris wheel costs 8 euros and each tour lasts 10 minutes, so enjoy every moment!

Prater park

Prater park

Sigmund Freud Park

A park that extends from the University of Vienna to Votivkirche, the Votive Church; on hot days it is crowded with students and people for the picnics. The trees, planted in a circle, symbolize the EU states.

Sigmund Freud Park

Sigmund Freud Park

Augarten

The oldest park in the city which unfortunately is now dominated by a massive anti-aircraft tower erected by the army of Hitler. During the summer, the gardens are home to numerous cultural interesting events that are worthy of attention.

Augarten park

Augarten park

Volksgarten and Burggarten

These wonderful parks are located beside the Hofburg. The first is home to the famous monuments of Princess Sissi and the second a statue of the composer Mozart. The Burggarten is an English-style garden that belonged to Emperor Franz Joseph, the husband of Sissi.

Burggarten park

Burggarten park

Stadtpark

A beautiful park in Vienna Wien divided in half by the river that gives its name to the city. It is best known for hosting the statues of famous painters and artists such as Franz Schubert, Franz Lehar, Robert Stolz and Hans Makart. There are also the bronze busts of the composer Anton Bruckner, the mayor of Vienna Andreas Zelinka and many others.

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Rathauspark (or park hall)

It is located opposite the town hall, between the University and the Parliament. During the year, it always hosts some interesting manifestation ranging from ice skating rink at the Christmas markets to film and music festivals. The most famous are the Wiener Eistraum (dedicated to the ice and celebrated in winter) and the Musikfilm Festival (dedicated to film music and celebrated in the summer).

Wiener Festwochen: Eröffnung @ Rathauspark

Wiener Festwochen: Eröffnung @ Rathauspark

These are the most famous and important parks of the city of Vienna, each having its own story and the characters to which they owe their construction. The description is to imagine the wonders that you might encounter, but to understand them, it is necessary to visit them in person, so what are you waiting for?

Vienna parks photos by: fransisco antunes, julie, mr_schrecklich, starlightworld, h sinica, mogru

For more on Vienna check: A guide to the most important museums of Vienna | Austria

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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