Summer oasis in the heart of the city
For art, film and music lovers, the Augarten has something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the second oldest porcelain factory in Europe or a walk through the oldest Baroque park in Vienna. Between the rose bushes and linden trees, however, it is not only the birds that make a noise.
There is the humming of film projectors and the fiddle music of street performers, and artists and acrobats meet every Thursday and Sunday in the garden of the Bunkerei. .
From hunting to artMuseum founder Francesca von Habsburg is more at home with international wordsmiths. On the field in front of the former studio of artist Gustinus Ambrosi, shamanic litanies, Sufi lyricism and beat poetry can be heard every Friday. The audience has even included cows – during the exhibition ‘Simon Starling / Superflex’, which had Ambrosi’s beloved model cow ‘Königin’ as its theme. But even those without blue blood can have a regal time in the Augarten – now that its original function as a game preserve for the emperor is a thing of the past.
Summer cinemaThe popular “Kino wie noch nie” once again offers interesting prospects and insights. It features a selection of the best films that have been shown over the last fifty years at the Vienna film festival Viennale– from “Crash” to “Blue Valentine”.
Dining with rosesA visit to the Augarten is not complete without a look at the freshly renovated palace. Not only can you sample exquisite food there but you can shop for porcelain of the highest quality.