There are several parks all over Vienna, and one of these is the public park in the Innere Stadt called Volksgarten Vienna – Rose Garden, translated to Peoples Garden.The garden, which is a part of the Hofburg Palace, was laid out by Ludwig Remy in 1821. The park was built over the citys fortifications that was destroyed by Napoleon in 1809 and was opened to the public in 1823.
The park is quite small, and holds in the center a small scale replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Originally designer to house Antonio Canovas Theseus sculpture. Canova also was involved in the construction of the temple, but in 1890 the sculpture was moved to the Museum of Fine Arts.
Furthermore the park contains of few other buildings, among these the Cortisches Coffee House and the Cafe Meire, combined with a series of monuments of Empress Elizabeth and Franz Grillparzer. To put it in other words, well this is just a park like so many other parks all over the world, nothing special so far.
But the main reason to visit this park, in the beginning of the summer is actually unknown to most. The Rose Garden has a huge selection of roses from the finest white to almost pitch black flowers. You can walk around for hours, or sit in some of the chairs and benches and enjoy these magnificent flowers. This is one of the more unknown attractions of Vienna, but we would recommend this as a little hidden gem to spend a hour or two inside.