If the best things in life are free and you should take the time to stop and smell the roses, then you must make you way to Vienna’s Volksgarten lickety-split because the roses are a bloomin’ and it is one gorgeous site to see. Take my word for it and go! Now!
And if you want to be THE romantic hero for the next 5+ years – consider becoming a rose patron for five years and dedicating a rose complete with a personalized message to that special someone in your life. Because let’s face it, such a gift means so much more than a new dust buster or gift certificate for a 30-minute massage. More details about the rose garden, how to get there, and how to dedicate a rose in my previous post:
Because Everyone Deserves a Rose Garden – Vienna’s Volksgarten Roses
250 years ago today, the emperor opened the imperial hunting grounds to the “common man” and “common woman.” Every Austrian child pays a visit to the amusement park after confirmation and at least twice in a lifetime (once as a child and once with their own children) every Austrian enjoys unparalleled views of Vienna from Prater’s “Riesenrad.” Personally, I love Vienna’s “green lungs” where the Fiakers go to sleep at night, the beavers build their homes and the attire of the chestnut trees reveal the season. Some of my favorite Prater pastimes include running, renting 4 person bikes and racing friends, consuming a greasy hunk of pork leg with freshly grated horseradish and frothing Budweis, and soaking in the beautiful Viennese sunsets from the Riesenrad. Prater is a required stop for all Vienna visits – no matter how old or young the visitors.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL PRATER!
Viennese Prater Map
Check out my story about what other surprising things you can find in Prater: https://www.kcblau.com/runninginprater/