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Augarten, Vienna

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Augarten is a public park of 52.2 hectares (129 acres) situated in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna, Austria. It contains the city's oldest Baroque park.In the north-west and north-east it borders (since 1900) on the 20th district, Brigittenau, in the north-east also on the former Nordwestbahnhof, from where the North Western Railway made its way to Bohemia, while to the south it faces the so-called Karmeliterviertel ("Carmelite quarter"), the historical Jewish quarter, followed by the Leopoldstadt. Until 1870 (Vienna Danube regulation), the areas north and east of the Augarten were floodlands mostly uninhabited.The park is designed in the French Baroque style with elaborate flower gardens and impressive shady avenues of chestnut, lime, ash, and maple. Like most fenced public parks and gardens in Vienna it is open only in the daytime: the park's five gates close at sunset (signalled by a siren).The Augarten hosts a variety of facilities such as the Wiener Sängerknaben (the Vienna Boys' Choir) in the Palais Augarten, the Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur (Augarten porcelain factory), the Augarten Contemporary (part of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the Austrian Gallery housed in the Belvedere), the Filmarchiv Austria, a retirement home, a Jewish academic campus (called Lauder Chabad Campus), a paddling pool for children and sports fields. Significant testimonials to the Third Reich are two high anti-aircraft bunkers (flak towers).
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  • A lovely large park on a lovely evening - popular and readily used by groups of all ages. Benches by the dozen available to have a rest and/or a read. A real excellent area to chill. The huge concrete...  read more »
  • Have read about the Flak Towers in Germany and Austria but actually seeing them up close is mind numbing. Recently visited Vienna and went to Augarten. Very easy to get to by subway. There are two her...  read more »
  • The Augarten Park perhaps loses visibility for the benefit of the nearby Prater, but believe me is worth a visit if you're in Vienna. Aside from the meadows and beautifully kept gardens, houses a school of China and a couple of locals to linger until after dark. The visit, however, deserves only if complemented by a walk under the impressive flak Tower, the two huge WWII flak towers (a circular and rectangular) that still are impressive in the Park. Views in the dark, then (not lit), transmit something disturbing and mysterious. Really fascinating!
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  • really beautiful park with two all year around open cafés and one seasonally open. it features two museums (one with no entrance fee), open air cinema in summer and so on and so on. come and relax.
  • A wonderful park that is perfect for walking, going out on a bike ride, and of course resting on! It has two historical landmarks - big concrete bunker towers that remain from WW2.
  • Good during the summer sadly closes in the evening
  • Beautiful place , good for kids, for playing and for sunbathing
  • Nice place for walking dogs, there are two areas that they can be out the lead. There are at least three big playgrounds, that I could find, and one open air swimming pool, which is free for under 14yo.
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