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Parks and nature in Lower Austria

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“The Prater is an amusement park in the middle of Vienna. There are roller coasters, carousels, a ferris wheel, restaurants and much more.”
  • 313 locals recommend
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“Founded in 1718, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory is the second-oldest in Europe. Now as then, porcelain is made and painted by hand. This makes each piece unique. The designs of Augarten porcelain have been created in cooperation with notable artists ever since the manufactory first opened its doors. Artists of all epochs have designed masterpieces - the spectrum ranges from Baroque to modern over more than 25,000 products. The “Viennese Rose” is a famous decoration from the Biedermeier period, while the world-famous melon service was created by Josef Hoffmann in 1929. Young designers work on modern shapes and reduced decoration, while simultaneously continuing the 300-year-old tradition. Individual customer requests are also implemented to perfection. The elegant porcelainware can be purchased in the store of the porcelain manufactory or at the flagship store in Vienna city center.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Zoo
“Tiergarten Schönbrunn (literally, "Schönbrunn Animal Garden"), or "Vienna Zoo", is a zoo located on the grounds of the famous Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, it is the oldest continuously operating zoo in the world. The still preserved buildings of the baroque era, which have been complemented in the last years by elements of modern zoo architecture, still convey a good impression of the 18th century menagerie-buildings after the Versailles model. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
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“Close to Hofburg and Heldenplatz it is one of the most beautiful parks in Vienna. You will find more than 200 different roses and when they are blooming the smell is incredibly nice. It's also nice for a short morning run as it is close to the appartement.”
  • 75 locals recommend
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“The Volksgarten and Burggarten are close by and you can reach them by food. I love the Rose garden and like to sit in the grass in front of the Theseus Temple. These gardens ("Burggarten") were once the private gardens of Emperor Franz Joseph I., the husband of the Empress Sisi. In 1919, three years after the monarch's death, the Burggarten was opened to the public. The gardens of the Imperial Palace also contain the Palm House, one of the most beautiful art nouveau glass houses. This tropical oasis includes the Butterfly House where hundreds of exotic butterflies reside today, along with a very atmospheric coffee house and restaurant.”
  • 92 locals recommend
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“Schönbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]; Central Bavarian: Schloss Scheenbrunn) was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs”
  • 73 locals recommend
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“The Türkenschanzpark on the outskirts of Vienna is a park that is important both in botanical terms and because of its layout. This park is also one of the earliest examples of public/private partnership in Vienna: Türkenschanzpark was built by local citizens together with the neighbouring "Wiener Cottage" settlement and was only later taken over by the city. In 1883 a committee was established to oversee the "establishment of a public park on Türkenschanze". The park was built between 1885 and 1888 under the supervision of city gardener Gustav Sennholz (1850 to 1895). Emperor Franz Joseph I gave the address at the festivities marking the park's opening on 30 September 1888. The park's name comes from the designation for the area derived from the historical Turkish entrenchments found at the site. After 1892 the park was managed and extensively remodelled by the City of Vienna. At this time the pond was added, and from 1905 to 1909 the park was significantly expanded with the project led by director of urban planning Heinrich Goldemund and municipal garden director Wenzel Hybler. The attractive park railings also date back to this period. The Türkenschanzpark today Today a suburb boundary goes through the park. Türkenschanzpark is known for its interesting, rare botanical plants, which are extremely picturesque features in the undulating landscape. The unusual makeup of the landscape is another of the park's appealing features. Hills are interspersed with meadows, and meandering paths invite the visitor to take a stroll. For reasons of safety, the historical water tower "Paulinenwarte" was renovated and has been open to the public since July 2010.”
  • 77 locals recommend
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“Green meets city! With a size of 65 000m², the Vienna city park is being loved by locals as well as tourists. In it you are able to see monuments from well-known artists like Franz Schubert, different fountains and plants. ”
  • 58 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Theme Park
“Ein wunderbarer Ort für Kinder von 2 bis 10/12 Jahren. Der große Familypark bietet einen kleinen Rundweg der durch alle Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm führt und diese durch geschnitzte Figuren verbildlicht, sowie eine Auswahl an Kinderfreundlichen Vergnügungsfahrten. This is a wonderful amusement park for children from 2 to 10/12 years (and even their parents if you love Grimm's tales). The vast park offers a loop path leading through a kid-friendly re-telling of Grimm's fairy tales and other fables, has activities and rides for all ages, and easily fills a day with all its sights.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Nice park with several playgrounds and interesting art nouveau buildings around.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Outdoor Gym
“Very nice to walk, a lot of restaurants and places to sit for free. a long the river”
  • 7 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“tops all other parks because it has light up table tennis for night sessions”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
“hidden gem in the 4th district close to Naschmarkt, not very easy to find, but very nice for children or a picnic. closes at 10pm or so!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
“For Kids! großer Indoor Spielplatz, Bogi-Restaurant Bistro (big indoor playground)”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Just a few minutes away from the U1 Donauinsel station you will find a nice and large water playground (streem, sluice, raft etc.). You can forget your child for several hours. Green surrounding. Perfect for hot summer days.””
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Pool
“- im Sommer baden wir hier, zu anderen Jahreszeiten kann man schön spazieren”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
Beach
  • 1 local recommends
Pool
“From May 2nd to 14 September this open air swimming paradise is open and really the best place to go during hot Viennese summer days! It has has several diff. 'beaches' as well as kids area + pools”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pool
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
  • 3 locals recommend
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“#wienerbergteich a great place for a hot summer day :) lake and beautiful view in the city ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Ideal im Herbst: Ein romantischer Spaziergang oder Radtour durch die Prater Hauptallee. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Looks like a place out of Lord of the rings. Very beautiful to have a walk there!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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