Augarten Palace

Vienna, Austria

Palais Augarten was constructed in the late 17th century by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach on the site of a hunting château and gardens. In 1780 this palace came into the possession of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. Until the beginning of the twentieth century it remained in the possession of the Habsburg family. During this period, and especially in the nineteenth century, many balls were held in the palace, and a salon was opened. Among the guests at that time were Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, and Hans Makart.

The greatest ball in the Palais Augarten took place on the occasion of the Viennese World's Fair of 1873; among the guests were Emperor Francis Joseph I and Czar Alexander II of Russia. In 1897 the palace was significantly remodelled for the family of Archduke Otto, the nephew of Emperor Francis Joseph.

Despite extensive damage suffered during World War II, the palace has been maintained almost in its original appearance, and many of the original furnishings can still be found there. Today, Palais Augarten is the home and rehearsal space of the Vienna Boys' Choir, who also have their own school there. The palace is located on 130-acre Augarten park, which is the oldest Baroque garden in Vienna.



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Founded: 1692
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Austria

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Payam cf (11 months ago)
Big and beautiful place for summer with lot of green area to air and Picknick. It is also good for activities such as badminton with friends etc. It might get a bit crowded in summer, but there is lots of space.
Jesse Inman (16 months ago)
Love Augarten. It's my local park and I walk there every morning. In the summer you can pick masses of wild garlic in the old bit.
Borbála Anna Filep (2 years ago)
One of my favourite parks in Vienna. You can walk your dog here, do sports ( a group usually plays pètanque), or just hang your hammock and chill. I like to sit in the shadow of flak towers, too.
Marcin Siczek (2 years ago)
Spacious park with abundance of alleys to walk, jog or hang around. It's also a place where imposing concrete towers for anti-aircraft cannons were raised during WW2. Strolling you can spot one of three pairs of towers originally erected in Vienna on Hitler's order.
nano sliman (2 years ago)
Its just so nice , u can make a lot of activities there. Enough space, kind people, fresh Air , very green and u can get there with the Public-transport .
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