The park of "Schönbrunn" castle is one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. The "Great Parterre" is on an axis with the "Gloriette" standing on the hill top. Richly decorated fountains, a maze and other attraction make the park a popular tourist destination.
The "Donaupark" was created in 1964 for the Vienna International Garden Show. The park is located on a danube island, here is also the TV-tower "Donauturm". In the park you will find the "Iris Lake" and the "Papstwiese" (Pope meadow), where Pope "John Paul II" held a service in 1983.
The 252 m high "Donauturm" is the tallest building in Austria. The viewing platform is located at a height of 150 m. The Viennese television tower was built in 1964 by Prof. Hannes Lintl. The tower is located in the municipal district of Donaustadt and was built on the occasion of the Vienna International Garden Show (WIG 1964). The "WIG '64" was later called "Donaupark".
With a length of more than 2,800 km the "Danube" is thesecond longest river in Europe after the "Volga". Between Krems and Vienna, the river flows gently through forests and pastures. Just a few kilometers north of Vienna you can enjoy the nature along the large river.
Gardens in Vienna
As the capital of the "Austro-Hungarian Monarchy", many castles and princely residences were built in Vienna. The largest and most famous gardens is the Schönbrunn Park and the beautiful baroque garden of the Belvedere.