Vienna’s parks are among the most beautiful parks in the world. Their lay out is neat and tidy, regularly maintained, and are great places for recreation and leisure. Vienna boasts of over 850 parks suited for different purposes, from walking, recreation and bicycle riding, to those suitable for picnics and for the lovers of history to enjoy. Vienna is the city that turns every free space into a park if they are not already designated to be used for another purpose . Each and every park is an oasis of peace for you to enjoy.
The Burggarten Park stands out as one of the most attractive parks to visit. What makes it stand out is its impeccable tidiness and the fact that it belonged to the Court once.The Burggarten is the most interesting park in Vienna. The initiator for building this park was Emperor Franz I, and the park was built in 1819. Up until 1919, this park was a private court park, and then the public was allowed to spend their free time there.
The annual ticket for the visit to this house is 25 euros per person.City Park or State Park in Vienna is one of the beautifully arranged parks that embellish the Austrian metropolis. Stadtpark or City or State Park is located in the very city centre and is one colourful and green oasis. This is the biggest park in the city centre. The citizens of Vienna, along with visitors, love to spend their time here. When it was opened, in 1862, back then it was the first public Viennese park , bearing in mind that all the others were royal parks.
Belvedere gardens are another beautiful park in Vienna. They are located between the upper and lower Belvedere palaces. Both the palaces and the gardens were built in the style of rich baroque, at the beginning of XVIII century- the whole place is very romantic and looks lavish. These baroque gardens were built by the design of a French man Dominique Girard , who was one of the most famous architects for decorating the exterior and the gardens. This architect also did the garden of the Versailles Palace near Paris, therefore these gardens are reminiscent of the Versailles and Paris.
The Botanical Garden Palmenhaus is located next to the Schonbrunn Palace, built in 1881, as a greenhouse in Victorian style, which is something we are not accustomed to when it comes to Vienna. This wonderful greenhouse is 115 metres long, and 30m high. It consists of three pavilions, the central one and two secondary ones. An interesting thing is that in each pavilion you will encounter a different climate zone, in order for different plants to be able to survive.
Volksgarten- Vienna is known for its magnificently beautiful parks and it’s really hard to say which one is the most beautiful one. Because of its beauty, Volksgarten stands out. This is another oasis located in the city centre, between important places- Holdenplatz, the Parliament and the Burg theatre. Volksgarten is a royal garden.This park was made in 1809, when Napoleon Bonaparte attacked Vienna with his army. Old buildings that were on this place were destroyed , so when this happened, a new space was created for Emperor Franz I to decide to build a park of nature. The park was officially opened in 1819.