Public gardens have a very important place in an urban community. These green spaces enhance aesthetic appeal of the urbanscape, improve psychological and physical health of entire community and offer dedicated recreational areas for people from all walks of life. Several well-maintained gardens and parks in Vienna, the Austrian capital, enrich the quality of life of every Viennese. Green spaces of the city account for over 50% of the metropolitan area.
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The Augarten, designed in the French style, has the oldest baroque garden of the city. The garden in Leopoldstadt comprises a ground floor decorated with flowering plants, shady avenues laced with maple, ash, lime, elms and chestnut trees, playgrounds, dog zones and other common facilities.
Burggarten, the garden of the Imperial Palace, houses a statue of Mozart, the world-renowned music composer. The monument of Emperor Francis Joseph graces the garden. A glass house / Butterfly House, designed in Art Nouveau style, is home to forty colorful species of butterflies. The garden in Josephsplatz epitomizes an English landscape garden. Entry to the garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is free, but you have to buy a ticket to see the world of butterflies.
City Park has one of the most photographed monuments- Johann Strauss Monument dedicated to the Austrian composer Johann Strauss who is known for his operettas and dance music. The park features garden beds, monuments, meadows, exotic trees, and a huge pond. The Wien River also meanders through the park.
You can soak up the sun in the Sigmund Freud Park located between the Votiv Church and the university. Daily authorities offer one hundred complimentary sun loungers for the convenience of visitors. The loungers are available until 9:00 pm.
Volksgarten, a popular public park in Josephsplatz, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The garden has impressive monuments dedicated to well-known personalities. The Sissi Monument commemorates Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie (Empress Sissi). The Theseus Temple, a replica of Greek Theseus Temple, was built in the nineteenth century. The garden also has a statue of noted Austrian drama writer Franz Grillparzer. Meierei, a dairy farm, serves the Viennese fare in gorgeous ambiance. The beautiful public garden provided inspiration for works of many artists, painters and writers. During spring, fresh air redolent with the sweet fragrance of roses will definitely lift your spirits.
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