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Botanical Gardens to Explore in Austria


The Burggarten Vienna Garden was laid out in the year 1818 as a private garden of the emperor on an area of approx. 38.000 m².It is also home to the Palm House, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau glasshouses built according to designs by Friedrich Ohmann.


A beautiful park located on the east bank of Worthersee Lake, right next to Minimundus, there’s a lovely green space that mixes all the fun of beaches, meadows and forest within itself – Europa Park. At 22 acres, it’s once of Austria’s largest parks. It’s a great place for Picnics, strolling, chess, people watching and so more.

Innsbruck University Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a teaching and research facility of the University of Innsbruck . The garden, which is situated in Hötting and connected to the Department of Botany , is open to visitors since 1906 and contains more than 5000 species. The Alpine Garden Mt. Patscherkofel is an important outstation for research in the Alpine region and also open for visitors.

Innsbrucker Hofgarten

The Innsbrucker Hofgarten is a listed park in Innsbruck on the edge of the old town, adjacent to the Hofburg , the Congress House and the Tyrolean State Theater . The Hofgarten is a recreational area in the middle of the city center with an interesting and diverse tree population, a pond, a modern children's playground, a palm house and a popular garden restaurant. In the palm house there is a collection of around 1700 species of plants, which can be viewed on weekdays.

Lainzer Tiergarten

Lainzer Tiergarten, which is located on the outskirts of the city. For many decades, this special recreation area has been a popular destination for city dwellers, but also for tourists from near and far. It dates back to 1561, when Ferdinand I created it as a fenced-in hunting ground for his family to use. Since 1919, it has been open to the public.

Laxenburg Castle Park

Laxenburg Castle Park is among the most significant historical landscaped gardens in Europe. Leisure experiences to suit your taste in breathtaking surroundings. it is an iconic attraction in this area and also attracts a lot of tourists here.

Linz Botanical Garden

This is is among the most beautiful in Europe. Over an area of 43,000m², there are more than 10,000 various types of plants to admire. The outdoor section of the Garden is divided up into several differently themed sections which exhibit plant communities of different ecosystems. The Japanese Garden and the Rosarium are great examples of ornamental gardens. Somewhat beyond the main Garden is the 14-hectare Arboretum, which is home to approximately 700 species of trees.


The garden in the middle of the city of Salzburg offers impressive perspectives, views, colors and shapes. The variety of plants, the mixture of open, lively and shady, quiet areas inspire locals and guests from all over the world again and again. Visitors like to explore the beautiful winding paths, snap photos of the unique sculptures or simply drink in the sights. Angel Staircase, a supreme example of the Baroque style, impresses visitors daily.


A large greenhouse in Vienna, Austria featuring plants from around the world, which was opened in 1882. It is the most prominent of the four greenhouses in Schönbrunn Palace Park, and is also among the largest botanical exhibits of its kind in the world, with around 4,500 plant species.

Schloss Frohnburg

The Frohnburg is located on Hellbrunner Allee No. 53 in Salzburg in the Hellbrunn landscape garden . It was also called Grafenauerhof or Schloss Kuenburg in history and is a typical Salzburg country castle. Built around 1620 as a smaller building, the complex was initially owned by Baron Kuenburg , then Baron Froberg and again continuously between 1670 and 1960 by the Counts of Kuenburg.

Schloss Niederweiden

Niederweiden Castle is a baroque castle in Engelhartstetten im Marchfeld in the district of Gänserndorf. It combines the Baroque desire for prestige and rustic comfort in a harmonious manner. Like Hof Castle, Niederweiden Castle was once the property of Prince Eugene before being acquired by Empress Maria Theresa.


The Palm House in Burggarten is considered one of the most beautiful art nouveau structures of its kind in the world. Since 1998, the building, more than 3,000 square feet in area, towers over the garden of the Imperial Palace; it houses hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies in a re-creation of their natural environment. The temperature is 27°C and the humidity 80%.

Volksgarten Salzburg

The Salzburger Volksgarten is located in the Parsch district south of the Äußerer Stein settlement area and offers an outdoor pool , an ice rink, sports field and a public park. In summer strollers and bikers can relax at the pond with its big fountain and while enjoying the cool shadow of the trees you can watch the water birds. Most of the time the park is popular, but it is seldom crowded.


The Volksgarten is located on the Ringstrasse and is laid out in the French Baroque style and in the form of an English park.The park was built over the city fortifications that were destroyed by Napoleon in 1809. It also has a rose garden with over 3,000 rose bushes of more than 200 different varieties.

Zwergelgarten (Ehemalige Bastion der Stadtmauer)

The Zwergelgarten is part of the Mirabell Gardens and was in Salzburg originally Pigatlgarten , later often also pagoda garden . As far as is known, it is the oldest dwarf garden in Europe. The dwarfs were created after 1690 - like essentially the entire Mirabell Gardens according to plans by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach .

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