"Greece/Rome or Vienna ? Theseus Temple" Volksgarten Tip by Ekaterinburg

Volksgarten, Vienna: 37 reviews and 101 photos

  Theseu Temple - A Volksgarten surprise
by Ekaterinburg
 
 

In a sort of architectural leapfrog from Jugendstil to Classicism I would like to point out the Theseus Temple, another little outburst of classical form in a predominantly Baroque Vienna. This temple is to be found in the Volksgarten and was erected around 1820, in imitation of the Theseion in Athens. Apparently Napoleon had planned to house a piece of sculpture by Canova there but this was subsequently transferred to the Kunsthistoriche museum. In the 1930's there were plans to use it as a musicians centre but this didn't materialise either. Now it sits in solitary splendour, like a cuckoo in the nest of the Volksgarten and is infrequently used at all.

Address: Volksgarten, Ringstrasse
Directions: Near the Hofburg end of the Volksgarten
Phone: +43 1 5324241
Website: http://www.vienna.info

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2007
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