Volksgarten
Volksgarten
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 5 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 6 min walk
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK614,086 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
One of the delights of Vienna is Volksgarten that's located in the First District namely The Innere Stadt .
Part of the Hofburg Palace ,the Volksgarten ( Peoples Garden ) was laid out by Ludwig Remy in 1821 and opened to the public in 1823 ,lots of interest in here ,buildings ,statues ,monuments and beautifully laid out gardens ,the most famous garden is the Rose Garden with over 3000 rose bushes ,my twin brother Stephen and I were here on the run up to the Christmas period ,we were in fact heading to the wonderful Rathausplatz Christmas Market and ventured into Voljsgarten for a look around ,despite the cold weather it was busy as it always seems to be ,if you're planning a holiday to Vienna it's a garden area to most definitely check out ,it's easy to locate along Burgring .
Written 31 January 2023
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,936 contributions
Nov 2022
Just opposite the Parliament is the Volksgarten. The garden, which is part of the Hofburg Palace, was laid out by Ludwig Remy in 1821. The park was built over the city fortifications that were destroyed by Napoleon in 1809. The Volksgarten was opened to the public in 1823. The Volksgarten Pavilion is a multifunctional dance, café, restaurant and recreation spot, and a real institution among locals. It is hidden from Ringstrasse. The park is also known for its beautiful rose gardens, where over three thousand shrubs and over two hundred varieties of this popular flower have been planted. In the spring and summer, step into the shady garden with its original Fifties-style furniture and lamps, the boules and petanque players (like the Italian bocce game) and the yummy barbecues. In addition to the gardens, there are several monuments and fountains
Written 9 January 2023
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,962 contributions
Sep 2022
The Volksgarten is a public park in the centre of Vienna and dates back to 1823.
The area was originally used for fortifications, which were destroyed by the French in the beginning of the 19th century.
A nice place in the city to relax.
Admission is free.
Written 21 November 2022
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,623 contributions
Nov 2022
This is a really beautiful garden in central Vienna and definitely worth a visit. It's nature at its finest!
Written 21 November 2022
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Avokadko
Kosice, Slovakia7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nicest park in Vienna, with a lot of flowers. There are toilets, playground for children and drinking water. Nice to walk around.
Written 3 November 2022
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Tim J
Banbury, UK285 contributions
Oct 2022
One of the best, quiet, green spaces in the city. The various points of interest around the park are all worth seeing.
Written 28 October 2022
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Bucko007
Sudbury, Canada605 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Ww visited Vienna years ago. I do not recall this park being this beautiful. It was a gorgeous October day. Lots of people in the park walking but also sitting and enjoying the view. Someone was playing keyboard (piano) and it just added to the whole peaceful atmosphere.
Written 9 October 2022
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Juliet D
Chesham111 contributions
Sep 2022
The gardens are obviously very popular with locals and tourists alike. A very pleasant garden to sit and rest after busy hours sightseeing, before carrying on viewing more impressive buildings. Nicely laid out.
Written 29 September 2022
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Michelle P
11 contributions
Aug 2022
Unfortunately by the time I arrived towards the end of August the roses were not at their best, but still and all, it was a lovely spot to wander about or rest along the main street between museums.
Written 14 September 2022
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Heike
Frankfurt, Germany23 contributions
Sep 2022
with beuatiful flowers and views on historical buildings in the background, great place to relax a bit. Enjoy the Chinese women doing chinese exercises in the morning.
Written 13 September 2022
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