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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 #133 of 295 attractions in Vienna
Type: Gardens
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San Antonio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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Cologne, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We enjoyed the green gardens in the city, but to go beyond that, we would have liked to have a guide, maybe to provide more explanations and background stories. So, if you look for peaceful walk, and seeing some nice trees and plants, it's great. But don't expect much explanation... but maybe you are a plant expert yourself?

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

What a treasure this botanical garden in the middle of Vienna. Free to enter and wander around. There is no entertainment here, this a garden with park benches and gardeners, University students working. The upper part of the garden has many trees and is amazingly quiet. Saw a few mothers with baby carriages enjoying quiet time on a bench in... More

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

right around the corner of the castle Belvedere, free entry - espicially in Spring time really nice for a walk

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

My wife is seriously into gardening and when traveling we make a practice to visit the botanical garden in the areas we go. Kew gardens stands out as explatory. They need not be so grand. In any case, this one has a lively if small arbor area but the green houses were closed, as was the alpine exhibit. We peered... More

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I'm certainly no expert but you don't have to be to appreciate the beauty that's on display here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This little known woodland and garden that begins at the Alpine Garden next to the Belvedere and runs downhill to the Rennweg is a peaceful oasis in the heart of a bustling city. When you just want to commune with nature or have a quiet conversation with a friend, this is an easy place to do so close by the... More

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