Metro U3 station Herrengasse
The opening hours of the Volksgarten are usually from the month of April till October from 6:00 to 22:00 o'clock and from the month of November till March from 7:00 to 17:30 o'clock. Entrances are available from Heldenplatz, Burgtheater and Ringstrasse across from the Austrian Parlament.
The graceful, white Theseustempel in the middle of the wonderful park is the perfect photo motive.
The free accessible Volksgarten Vienna (B2/B3) is a beautiful park and it is located directly beside the Heldenplatz and the Hofburg buildings. It's a perfect place for pedestrians who need a rest. The tired legs can be relaxed by sitting at one of the benches, while the eyes can enjoy the blossoming rose garden and the ears can listen to the rippling fountains away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The romantic scenery is well liked by the tourists and is also often used from wedding photographers. So you have a good chance to meet a wedding couple at your walk through the Volksgarten.
Between 1818 and 1823 the original intended private garden for the archdukes was planned by Ludwig van Remy, gardening design by court gardener Franz Antoine the older one. But the court garden administration made the suggestion to open the first public park to the Vienna's citizens and due to that this area is known since 1825 as the Volksgarten (public garden) which offers a relaxing atmosphere in the center of Vienna to the citizens and tourists.
At the same time the Theseustempel, designed by Peter von Nobile, was originated in the heart of the park. It is a replica of the Greek temple Theseion.
In 1880 the Triton- and Nymphenbrunnen (fountain from Viktor Tilgner) and in 1866 the Volksgarten-Fountain (from Anton Dominik Fernkorn) were revealed.
At that time, in the 19th century, the two kings of waltz Johann Strauß and Josef Lanner played already there in a coffee house and today you can rest in the Cafè Meierei. The cafe is located in a building which was originally built as a water reservoir and later adapted to a milk drinking hall.
The Cafè Meierei is the an excellent place to interrupt your walk. There you can have a breakfast, a snack or a -Wiener Melange- (coffee with milk). The opening hours of the cafe is from the beginning of April till the end of September from 9:00 to 21:00 o'clock.
You can find also some monuments in this park in Vienna: a marble sculpture from Franz Grillparzer, a monument of the Austrian treaty chancellor Julius Raab, as well as a secessionist laid out monument of empress Elisabeth and a bronze sculpture -young athlete-.
Current closing times of the gates, park regulations, more about the history and additional information to the Volksgarten Vienna with his rose garden can be found under: