5 Relaxing Places to Catch Your Breath in Wien, Austria
Wien is one of those cities explored by thousands of tourists every single day! And, as beautiful as all the main sights may be, the Austrian capital’s vibe can be sometimes overwhelming. But hey, that’s no reason to skip anything on your list! I’m here to reveal some peaceful places where you can escape from the masses and breathe for a while.
Experience Schönbrunn Gardens’ Baroque layout
While the Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most crowded touristic attractions of the city, missing it definitely not an option. And after admiring all that baroque magnificence, you’ll want to take a few moments to catch your breath. The ideal place to chill is right near the charming building, in its splendid gardens. Yes, you’ve heard me — Schönbrunn Gardens will give you a chance to relax without taking you out of that wonderful, royal atmosphere.
Added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1996, the gardens have been open to the public since 1779. With a surface of about 1.2 kilometres, this excellent recreational environment can never lose its peacefulness and uncrowdedness.
Salute the quiet statues and take in the scented flower beds and the elegant fountains while you stroll down the beautiful avenues, guarded by ingeniously trimmed hedges. Take your time — you deserve it. Enjoy this symphony of colors that completes and compliments the princely palace. Don’t forget to contemplate the Maze, the Labyrinth and the imposing Gloriette.
Charge your batteries, because you have so much more to see in the city of music!
Located in the heart of Wien, Stadtpark will be your picnic-friendly green oasis
Ringstrasse gathers a whole load of must-see sights, so don’t avoid it just because it’s crowded. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, just stop by the largest park out there – the Stadtpark. Also known as the musical park, this fairytale-like place features some amazing stone-carved colonnades and a deftly executed Johann Strauss golden statue (one of the most photographed monuments on the globe).
Among the musically themed things to stare at, I’ll also mention the representative neo-Renaissance Kursalon gathering classical music concerts all year round, and the busts of Bruckner, Schubert, Lehár and many more scattered around the place. Yes, Wien’s Stadtpark is the ideal spot for your souvenir picture. And as you probably figured out by now, this is one of the richest Viennese parks in terms of meaningful monuments.
The green, centrally located oasis is waiting for you with its pond, meadows and flowerbeds. It’s the perfect place to have a relaxing, mind clearing, yummy picnic. After this sweet break, you’ll be ready to continue your fulfilling adventure.