Vienna is somewhere you can simply experience it all. Stroll through the pulsating downtown Vienna, marvel at the splendid imperial buildings or the modern architecture – and relax under ancient shady trees listening to melodic bird song.
In addition to Vienna’s well-known parks there are still a number of hidden treasures to be discovered. If you can't get enough of Gustav Klimt's landscape paintings in the Palace's permenent exhibition, you can experience your own very real green wonder only a few steps away at the Botanical Gardens next to Belvedere Palace, where over 11,000 plant species from six continents are tended and cultivated.
If you're hungry for even more nature, just hop on the underground and ride it for a mere ten minutes to the city’s biggest green space. The Prater boasts some extensive fields and woods. The 4.5-kilometre-long Hauptallee is lined with some 2,500 trees, and if you simply turn off the main boulevard and wander into the narrow, wooded paths you'll be surrounded by authentic nature, amidst a number of small clearnings and ponds.
Carry on for just two more underground stops to encounter yet another natural paradise in the city. The Alte Donau ("Old Danube") is a popular destination for everyone who wants to enjoy a snack or a cool drink right on the water while watching the sailboats execute their tacks and jibes – and all in front of the futuristic backdrop of the Donau City.
For the adventurous - the vast meadow areas are ideal for sports, picnics or just a break in the countryside.
For a bit of rest and relaxation, come to this vast expanse of space where you can spend hours walking around, and even quite possibly encounter wild boar!Read more (German only)
For nostalgics and romantics - the castle and its surrounding pond and castle park are incredibly enchanting.Read more (German only)
For nature lovers – although nestled in an urban area, it's still in a natural setting, abounding with fruit trees, forests and meadows.Read more (German only)
For those who like to broaden their horizons - a steep ascent leads over the Nasenweg up to the 425 m- high Leopoldsberg (Stadtwanderweg 1a), Vienna's number-one vantage point.Read more
For families - a walk through the heathland is an inspirational experience for hikers of all ages.Read more (German only)
For adventurous culture lovers - go from the Gugging Museum up to the Redlinger hut.
For knowledge-hungry hikers - in the Donau-Auen National Park you can discover local plants and animals, and also go on excursions.Read more
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