Augarten

Augarten, Vienna: Address, Phone Number, Augarten Reviews: 4/5

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Address
Neighborhood: Leopoldstadt
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city center and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theaters, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
How to get there
  • Taborstraße • 2 min walk
  • Nestroyplatz • 8 min walk
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Mr W
Glasgow160 contributions
Aug 2019
Coming across the Flak Towers in Augarten was a breathtaking experience. These incongruous concrete monstrosities dominate the peaceful Augarten park. Having spent the earlier part of the day enjoying the beauty of Vienna's architecture you can understand why they were built. Uncomfortable, I know, but there you go.

There is a chilled out cafe bar on the Danube side of the park which is worth a visit.
Written August 13, 2019
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Selma K
Orange County, CA1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Family
The Flak Towers in the Augarten were constructed by Hitler. Soldiers stood guard on top of it during WWII. My mother used to go and play there with her sisters. She said, no matter how many times the Allies struck those towers, they never collapsed. "Hitler knew cement," she said, begrudgingly. Just a tidbit for ya. ">)
Written September 23, 2018
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martinmadera
Prague, Czech Republic125 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
Really beautiful park, i visited it in November so it was kind of romantic, colours of the very late fall, cold wid, hundreds of birds ready to leave Vienna for some warmer gardens. And 2 unbelievable concrete structures, dating from WWII...really hard to describe. If interested in Euriopean history, you must see it. Very inspiring...
Written December 3, 2014
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia957 contributions
Oct 2019
We went to the park specifically to see the Flak Towers, but were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful garden and how popular it was with locals for lounging, playing soccer/football, and picnics. Beautiful park with the ever present WWII reminders looming
Written September 11, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,129 contributions
Aug 2019
Indeed Vienna has a lot green areas and parks - this is one of those parks ...But as mentioned is more to it than for the first will meet the eye -there are several potential points of interest scattered in/and around the park:
- WWII mementos of war in the shape of 2 decommissioned - but still standing menacing anti-aircraft towers - the once dreaded Flakturms. Today they are just the skeletons reminding of an era of terror and anti-semitism that shall never return.
- Vienna Porcelain Manufactory in Ausgarten - if you are interested in the art o porcelain you can pay a visit.
- MuTh Concert Hall - temporary close - but very interesting to check out otherwise.
- Restaurants and Eateries - two of those in/near the park - "Die Schankwirtschaft im Augarten" and the "Am Nordpol 3".
- Familienbad Augarten - Family Barth Augarten - as the name says a bath / swimming pool complex at the edge of the park.
If none of the above is for you there are several other things - like chilling on the green pitch, maybe having a picnic with friends , also walking or riding a bicycle can be an option.
So, overall if you want a patch of green and you are in the area this park can be the right spot for you.
Written April 10, 2020
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sophia805
Ohio43 contributions
Aug 2019
If you are looking for a park to enjoy a walk in the city this is a great park. The huge towers are from WWII and they are surrounded by tree line avenues. The park has benches for relaxing. It was a nice place to escape the heat during my recent visit.
Written August 30, 2019
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David S
Piedmont, SD171 contributions
Sep 2018
Though much of the world would like to forget the ravages of WWII the flak towers at Augarten are stark reminders of what was happening in Vienna in the 1940s. These towers were built to defend against allied bombers and are so tough that it was easier to leave them standing than to destroy them.

Take them for what they are, a reminder of a savage war and mans ingenuity in fighting.
Written July 30, 2019
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,729 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I made a special trip to the park to visit these towers and they certainly didn't dissapoint! They are huge structures that dominate the local skyline. I'd have liked to have had more time to explore them and the park, which looked very pleasant and well kept, but it was rainign so hard and I wimped out!
Written July 16, 2019
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Jolene
Singapore, Singapore447 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Quiet and a lovely park located in a quiet neighborhood. A good place to come for a walk or a jog. We came solely for the purpose of the Flak Tower. Do take note that the Flak Tower is not opened to the public, but we do get to marvel at the architecture of the Flak Tower in close distance. The Park is not near any food establishment.
Written June 8, 2019
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qannaq
Stourbridge, UK13 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Lovely park - so quiet you can forget you’re in the city! Definitely worth getting off the hop on/off for a walk around. Had no idea about the flack towers still being there. Lovely cafe too.
Written May 22, 2019
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