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Stadtpark or city park is one of the most popular destinations in Vienna amongst both tourists and locals. A lush patch of greenery stretching across acres of land is filled with fun activities, music events, tours, a refreshing lakeside, and much more. Visitors prefer taking a day out from regular sightseeing and coming here to relax and lounge around. The Park is especially famous for being home to the gold statues of renowned composers Schubert and Strauss. Stretching from the Museum of Applied Arts to Kursalon the 19th-century establishment, Stadtpark covers a large area of Vienna city and is widely known for its scenic planning. One of the best times to visit is during the months of summer to see the Park’s flora at its peak.
Established in 1862, the Stadtpark came into existence when the medieval walls were taken down. Courtesy to the City Council, this popular city park is today often regarded as the imitation or replica of an artificial city landscape. With duck ponds, beautiful monuments and sculptures, scenic gazebos, and intricate planning; Stadtpark is a local favourite amongst all. Visitors can catch the occasional musical performances or theatre while relaxing in the dollhouse-like gazebos and grass pains. A park which is entwined with music, art, and architecture contains the true essence of Vienna’s culture. The main highlights of the park include the Kursalon, monuments, the Meierei, sculptures, and the stunning flora.
One of the first eye-catching highlights of the Park would be the elegantly carved status of renowned composers. Visitors can view the gold plated statue of Strauss, Schubert Monument, the bust of Robert Stolz, the statue of Andreas Zelinka and much more. It’s interesting to note that Stadtpark has the highest number of statues and sculptures in Vienna.
The Park is also home to a restaurant of the yesteryear. Meierei used to be the milk-drinking hall during the early 1900s. Unfortunately, the troubles of World War II damaged its interiors, but it was later renovated, and now functions as a restaurant.
With great diversity in plants and trees, visitors will surely enjoy the evergreen blooming flower species and also plants which are kept in the natural protection zones. The plants of Stadtpark are definitely one to photograph!
A beautiful duck pond travels through the Park as the entire area is divided by the Vienna river. The calm waters and relaxing atmosphere make a great spot for a picnic or to lounge around.
The northern end of the Stadtpark is close to the Museum of Applied Arts housing some of the greatest collections in the world. Visitors having time on their hands and an artistic inclination definitely check out the installations.
Towards the southern end of the Park is the Kursalon which hosts classical concerts. It also functions as a restaurant. This 19th-century architectural delight is another main highlight of Stadtpark.
Visitors can also cruise through the local vendors and street food stalls roaming around the Park to treat their taste buds.
The open ground also features performances by orchestras and operas, along with seasonal theatre performances. Tourists making their way to Stadtpark during summer can be lucky enough to catch one of these spectacular performances.
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