There are many places to visit in Vienna, the fashion and culture capital of Europe. Fascinating with its many historical museums, works of art, churches and many more, Vienna has become one of the tourism centers where many tourists flock every year. Among the places to visit in the city is Burggarten, which is one of the unique resting places of sunny days. When this area was first established, it was called the Kaisergarten, that is, the Emperor’s Garden.
This area, which is also used for a shortcut to the famous Albertina Museum, was opened to the public in 1919. Also, after the transition from monarchy to republic in 1919, many streets and similar areas were renamed to remove the Imperial link. Thus the Kaisergarten (Emperor’s Garden) became simply Burggarten. Burggarten is an area of 38 thousand square meters. This park area, where many people come to relax every day with its lush green grass, also includes important places such as Neue Burg Palace, Ring Boulevard, Palm House and Butterfly House.
The design of the park was inspired by the English garden style. The park was enlarged in 1863, but was later scaled back slightly to make room for the Neue Burg Palace. One of the most striking works in the park, which was expanded in 1863, is the Mozart Statue. Mozart, one of the most memorable artists in history, is honored with an immortal work in this park. The statue was placed where it stands today in 1953. Wars and other reasons were effective in the fact that the date of installation of the work, which was built in 1896, was so late.
- Visiting Information: Burggarten, which impresses with its unique works while providing relaxing hours on the green lawns in the city of Vienna, is open to visitors every day between 06:00-22:00.
- Address: Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
- Directions: You can get off at the Herrengasse stop on the U3 line or at the Museumsquartier stop on the U2 line. If you prefer the tram, trams 1, 2, D or 72 will do the trick. For the bus, you should take the bus number 2A.
- Nearby Places: Wiener Staatsoper, Albertina, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Michaelplatz, Historic Center of Vienna, St. Anna’s Church, Graben and Kohlmarkt, St. Peter’s Church, Minoritenkirche, Freyung Passage.