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20 Parks to explore in Austria

Austria

Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

Aigner Park
Aigner Park5026 Salzburg, Austria

The Aigner Park is located at the foot of the Gaisberg in Salzburg district of Aigen next to the Schloss Aigen and the parish church of Salzburg-Aigen . It is a listed building and was declared a protected part of the landscape in 1980 . The park with its paths, viewpoints, grottos and waterfalls is an important monument of gardening art of the early 19th century.

Augarten
Augarten1020 Vienna, Austria

A large public park of 52.2 hectares situated in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna, Austria. It contains the city's oldest Baroque park. 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.

Donau Park
Donau ParkWallenberggasse, Am Donaupark, 1220 Wien, Austria

The Donaupark is an approximately 632,966 m² park in the 22nd district of Vienna , Donaustadt. It is conveniently located between Wagramer Straße, the Bruckhaufen settlement. In the north, the Donaupark with the beach baths is limited along the Upper Old Danube .

Europapark
Europapark9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

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.

Fontana Golf Club
Fontana Golf ClubFontana Allee 1, 2522 Oberwaltersdorf, Austria

Fontana Leisure Parks, one of Pampanga’s golf courses, was built in 2012. This unique establishment has found very early success as it is such a young course. It sits within one of today’s largest and modernized leisure parks in the country. The short 9-hole course has only 1,896 yards was designed over rolling terrains, which helps to add a bit of challenge to the course even if you are not a beginner.

Innsbrucker Hofgarten
Innsbrucker HofgartenKaiserjägerstraße, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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.

Kahlenberg
KahlenbergKahlenberg, 1190 Vienna, Austria

The Kahlenberg is located in the Vienna Woods and is one of the most popular excursion destinations for the city’s residents. This is mainly because of the stunning view afforded by the Kahlenberg. The Kahlenberg is 484 metres high and has a long history. It was given as a gift by Emperor Ferdinand II. to the Camaldolese Order in 1628.

Laxenburg Castle Park
Laxenburg Castle ParkSchloßpl. 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

Laxenburg Castle Park is among the most significant historical landscaped gardens in Europe. The castles became a Habsburg possession in 1333 and formerly served as a summer retreat, along with Schönbrunn palace, for the imperial Habsburg dynasty. Blauer Hof Palace was the birthplace of some members of the royal family, including Crown Prince Rudolf. Another castle nearby is named Franzensburg castle.

Laxenburg Castle Park
Laxenburg Castle ParkNeudorfer Str. 8, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

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.

Leopoldskroner Weiher
Leopoldskroner WeiherLeopoldskroner Weiher, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

A beautiful 13 hectare large standing body of water in the Riedenburg district next to the Leopoldskron Castle . Similar to the Geiselweiher at the foot of the Untersberg, which was abandoned in 1805, it was laid out before 1500 as a retention area for excess water from the Alm Canal . In the 18th century, Leopoldskron was included in the large palace gardens.

Minimundus
MinimundusVillacher Str. 241, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Minimundus is a miniature park in Klagenfurt in Carinthia, Austria. It displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from around the world, built at a ratio of 1:25. Since its opening in 1958, more than 15 million visitors have visited the 26,000 square meters park. The proceeds benefit the children's help organization Rettet das Kind, which owns the park.

Naturpark Rosalia-Kogelberg
Naturpark Rosalia-KogelbergAm Tauscherbach 1, 7022 Gemeinde Schattendorf, Austria

The Rosalia-Kogelberg Nature Park, is the youngest nature park in Burgenland and has a lot to offer. Characterized by the ridges of the Rosalien and Ödenburger Mountains as well as the extensive Wulkatal, numerous orchards, dry grasslands, reed ponds and forests form a magnificent, richly structured landscape.

Rapoldipark
RapoldiparkKörnerstraße 11, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

A beautiful park located in the Pradl district between Sill and the residential buildings on Leipziger Platz. The park was expanded to the north after the old gasworks was closed and, together with the banks of the Sill and Inn , forms a continuous green space right up to the north-eastern outskirts of the city. In the center of the park is the Rapoldi pond.

Schlosspark Eisenstadt
Schlosspark EisenstadtFeiersteigweg 9, 7000 Eisenstadt, Austria

The Eisenstadt Castle Park is a lavishly designed landscape garden from the 19th century that is well worth seeing. It covers an area of ​​almost 50 hectares, which extends from the northern edge of the city to Bergstrasse and far up the Leithaberg. The park is structured by four ponds and overgrown with numerous exotic plants, densely wooded areas and a chestnut avenue whose strictly geometric shape can be recognized as a fragment of an old rococo garden.

Schlosspark von Hellbrunn
Schlosspark von HellbrunnFürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

It is 400 years old and the oldest preserved stately avenue in the world. The total distance is about 2.5 kilometers and is a protected part of the landscape. It was created at the behest of Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus, who wanted to take the straight route from the city to nature. An impressive 621 trees still line the path, along which there are many stately houses. The avenue is car-free and reserved for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Stadtpark
Stadtpark1030 Vienna, Austria

The Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria is a large municipal park that extends from the Ringstraße in the Innere Stadt first district up to the Heumarkt in the Landstraße third district. The park is divided in two sections by the Wienfluss, and has a total surface area of 65,000 square metres. Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers, including Hans Canon, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann Strauss II, Franz Schubert, and Anton Bruckner.

Steppentierpark Pamhagen
Steppentierpark PamhagenAm Tierpark 1, 7152 Pamhagen, Austria

The Pamhagen steppe park is surrounded by an unspoilt natural landscape. The enclosures for the animals that are at home in the steppe animal park can be found on the area of ​​more than 13 hectares. If you walk along the winding paths, you can see one or the other rare animal. The wolf sneaks through its large enclosure, steppe cattle graze comfortably and the gentle baroque donkeys impress with their white fur.

Volksgarten Salzburg
Volksgarten SalzburgHundertwasser Allee, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

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.

Wildpark Feldkirch
Wildpark FeldkirchArdetzenweg 20, 6800 Feldkirch, Austria

The wildlife park offers excitement, fun and entertainment for the whole family and is open all year. You can observe numerous animals, take a break from everyday life on a stroll or let off steam with your children at one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Vorarlberg.

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 .

Map of Parks to explore in Austria