Volksgarten
Volksgarten
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 5 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 6 min walk
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  • Tereza
    Czech Republic85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of people in summer - it's better to visit in spring!
    I visited Volksgarten for the second time and it is surely a lovely place, but I must say that I enjoyed the park much more in May. When we were therea week ago, the density of people was insane. Also, if you hope for some shadow on a hot summer day, I've gotta say - there are some better parks for a cooldown.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The People's Gardens. First opened in 1823. What a difference the seasonal time of year makes.
    We had first visited these gardens in September when there were masses of roses and other beautiful flowers. On this occasion we visited in December and, whilst the gardens were still beautifully laid out, the roses were covered with bags, there were hardly any leaves on the trees and the whole place looked very barren. The green grass added a splash of colour. It was though still worth a look if only to see the neo-classical Thedeus Temple and the monument to Empress Elizabeth. These were the first public gardens in Vienna.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 16, 2024
  • socialjak76
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning roses and so well maintained.
    The most beautiful garden full of roses . Just perfect. A great place to sit and relax after exploring Vienna . We spent half a day here just looking at all the flowers and enjoying the cafe for a nice cold drink .
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2024
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Emily
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I am so disappointed that the bouncers exclude people based on skin color. They let me in but then stopped my friends (who were all non-white) and then told us our group of 5 people was too big and we needed a reservation. They told us the decision was final as we watched dozens of people go in behind us and they didn't check any of them for a reservation.
Written February 29, 2020
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Just opposite the Parliament is the Volksgarten. The garden, which is part of the Hofburg Palace, was laid out by Ludwig Remy in 1821. The park was built over the city fortifications that were destroyed by Napoleon in 1809. The Volksgarten was opened to the public in 1823. The Volksgarten Pavilion is a multifunctional dance, café, restaurant and recreation spot, and a real institution among locals. It is hidden from Ringstrasse. The park is also known for its beautiful rose gardens, where over three thousand shrubs and over two hundred varieties of this popular flower have been planted. In the spring and summer, step into the shady garden with its original Fifties-style furniture and lamps, the boules and petanque players (like the Italian bocce game) and the yummy barbecues. In addition to the gardens, there are several monuments and fountains
Written January 9, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Volksgarten is yet another of the wonderful green spaces that make Vienna such a pleasant city! Located in the center of the city, the gardens are quiet and peaceful. People can sponsor their own rose bush to help the city out with maintenance costs.
Written February 20, 2023
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful place for a stroll. I love Vienna in that they have kept so much green space for the citizens and visitors to the city. This garden was meticulously maintained. Even though it was the end of October, the roses were still in bloom. Completely free and you get the ambience of the whole city.
Written November 22, 2021
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Małgorzata Kłosowska
Knurow, Poland137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This garden is a part of the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the place is very friendly to tourists as well as local people. A lot of people relax there on blankets, or have picnics, meet up with friends, etc. I think it's worth putting this place on your list of parks/gardens where you can relax after a day of sightseeing :)
Written February 24, 2023
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Semoi
Kefar Sava, Israel48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Very well kept, beautiful park. We made the mistake of visiting the slightly hidden cafe. The staff was excellent, the Coffee was OK and the Strudel wasn't strudel it was supermarket apple cake. The best word to describe it is " ordinary". Maybe very ordinary..
Written May 16, 2022
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Juliet D
Chesham107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The gardens are obviously very popular with locals and tourists alike. A very pleasant garden to sit and rest after busy hours sightseeing, before carrying on viewing more impressive buildings. Nicely laid out.
Written September 29, 2022
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Wilma L
Somerset West, South Africa19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Beautiful flowers and footpaths between the trees... this is the Volksgarten, next to the Hofburg Palace. Lots of roses as far as the eye can see, in all colours and varieties. Truly a must to see. We did not have time to explore the whole garden but I read about the monument to Franz Grillparzer, and the memorial site to Empress Elisabeth, Would like to go back some time...
Written August 23, 2022
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had first visited these gardens in September when there were masses of roses and other beautiful flowers.

On this occasion we visited in December and, whilst the gardens were still beautifully laid out, the roses were covered with bags, there were hardly any leaves on the trees and the whole place looked very barren. The green grass added a splash of colour. It was though still worth a look if only to see the neo-classical Thedeus Temple and the monument to Empress Elizabeth.

These were the first public gardens in Vienna.
Written April 17, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tereza
Czech Republic85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I visited Volksgarten for the second time and it is surely a lovely place, but I must say that I enjoyed the park much more in May. When we were therea week ago, the density of people was insane. Also, if you hope for some shadow on a hot summer day, I've gotta say - there are some better parks for a cooldown.
Written July 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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