"Roses for a queen" Volksgarten Tip by TheWanderingCamel

Volksgarten, Vienna: 37 reviews and 101 photos

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The scent of roses hangs in the air in the corner of the Volksgarten known popularly as Sissi's Rose Garden. Sissi, the Empress Elisabeth, wife of Franz-Joseph and last Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in 1898, after a sad and somewhat troubled life.
A white marble monument in the north corner is a more formal memorial to the doomed Empress, but the beds of beautiful roses would probably have been more to her liking.

The rose garden is just one section of the Volksgarten (the People's Park) Vienna's first public park that was opened in 1820. Fortifications had stood here but their destruction by Napoleon had left the area clear for a more benign use. Fountains, memorial statues and a Greek Temple are scattered through the gardens

Address: Dr-Karl-Renner-ring
Directions: Near the Burgtheater
U- Herrengasse
Open every day - Apr 1-Sep 30 6am-10pm; Oct 1-Mar 31 6am-8pm

Phone: +43 1 5324241
Website: http://volksgarten.at/en/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2006
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