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Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna)

Rennweg 14 | Mechelgasse 2, Vienna, Austria
+43 14 27 75 41 90
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Ranked #88 of 408 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Gardens
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Zichron Ya'akov
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Overshadowed by the magnificence of the adjacent Belvedere Palace and Gardens, these botanical gardens can easily be overlooked. It would indeed be a shame. They are full of European and exotic trees and shrubs, some with very tall canopies providing a botanical bear hug in urban Vienna. In particular one should not miss the glass house with a species of... More

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Paris
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A fabulous collection of all the top park tree classics in manicured grounds, and every tree has a nameplate. As good as the Montpellier arboretum. For non-tree lovers this must be one of the quietest and most lovely green spaces in the city.

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Newcastle, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited this and the Alpine Garden just after a very dissappointing trip to the Belvedere. This was wonderful. It isn't a tourist/ visitor attraction but more of an arboretum / park used by local people. Part of the university so everything is signed. Fantastic hostas. Very peaceful and off the beaten track The Botanic Garden is free, and it... More

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Vienna, Austria
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Whenever you visit Belvedere castle and gardens take your time to visit the adjacent botanical garden especially the ALPENGARTEN where there are examples of the alpine flora in beautiful setting and have a look at the interesting architecture of the buildings blending into the garden

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having walked thro' the formal gardens of the Belvedere Palace it was refreshing to stroll through these gardens which run along the outside wall.Walk around to back of Upper Belvedere and with back of castle at your back the entrance is at the rear outside wall towards the left. Free entrance but the best bit is the amazing alpine garden... More

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Vienna, Austria
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219 reviews 219 reviews
107 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Botanishcer Garten is a moderately sized green space behind the Belvedere near Rennweg station. It contains dozens of plant specimens from around the world, offering pretty much the only international botanical spot in Vienna. To a large extent it seems to be a technical exercise in growing plants outside of their natural conditions rather than anything more aesthetically pleasing.... More

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My degree is in Horticulture, so I am always interested in visiting botanical gardens. This one is quite lacking compared to the Texas A&M Horticulture Garden, but still a joy to experience. My husband had a wonderful time seeing all the different flora accompanied by the scientific names. We were a bit early for the bulbs. There are a couple... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Overall, this is just a nice botanical garden - pleasant place for an interesting stroll, but the Alpine collection is fabulous - certainly the best I've ever seen and worth the visit alone. We visited towards the end of May, which may well be the best time to visit - a couple of weeks earlier maybe and more of the... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Almost depressing experience being a globetrotter in Botanical gardens from Europe through Africa and Asia: This garden has been left to itself with weeds all over and grass growing out of control - no signs, no guide, no explanations - like an average park in any city except not kept at all. A shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Relaxing walk through the gardens. It was very nice to see, and it reminded me of some gardens from fairy tales.

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