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Augarten

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Address: Kleine Pfarrgasse 28, Vienna 1020, Austria
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Worth going for the flak tower alone

Nearest underground is twelve min away. The park itself is pretty basic, it didn't look anything too special. But it was winter. Perhaps it has more colour and in better condition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nearest underground is twelve min away. The park itself is pretty basic, it didn't look anything too special. But it was winter. Perhaps it has more colour and in better condition in summer. However it is worth spending ten minutes here to see the huge flak Towers. When you stand next to them you really appreciate how huge and solid... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A lovely large park on a lovely evening - popular and readily used by groups of all ages. Benches by the dozen available to have a rest and/or a read. A real excellent area to chill. The huge concrete anti aircraft tower left over and in perfect condition from WW2 is as imposing as it is thought provoking not least... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Have read about the Flak Towers in Germany and Austria but actually seeing them up close is mind numbing. Recently visited Vienna and went to Augarten. Very easy to get to by subway. There are two here and make us look so small.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My friend and I were staying very close to the Augarten so went for a couple of walks there. Very beautiful gardens, although the 'flak' towers were rather peculiar!

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It took me many years to discover this little trasure in Vienna. The Park is amazingly structured with crafted trees (see pictures). The alleys are very narrow so you can get enough shadows even in hot mornings. Ideal for jogging and for a nice walk. Families will be pleased to know that there is a swimming pool for children. It... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Augarten is a public park of 52.2 hectares situated in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna, Austria. It contains the city's oldest Baroque park. It is a great place to relax, get away from the tourist area and enjoy some tranquility, culture and beautiful gardens. It is almost 400 years old, former hunting ground of the emperor and... More 

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Piraeus Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Make sure to visit Augarten when in Vienna. It's a huge park full of trees and flowers but also with 2 massive towers for anti-aircraft defense during WWII.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A decent public park . Not on the usual tourist circuit. A recommended visit for those interested in military history as the Park contains two intact 'Flak -towers'; structures erected during WW2 for anti-aircraft defences and control. They are fenced-off ,unmarked and have no descriptions on them. Understandable perhaps, as few would prefer highlight those dark times. Nevertheless, from a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Vienna has a lot of gardens where you can rest, this one is very beautiful and has 2 massive towers for anti-aircraft defence.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This park is off the normal tourist path, but easy to get to by tram. Worth going for the WWII flak towers, one set of three total in the city. These are fenced off. Located in a triangle, they were placed to cover the city center and cathedral. One is now the aquarium so you can go inside and up... More 

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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 centre and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theatres, 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.
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