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Vienna’s parks & gardens are inviting – to relax and admire the imperial magnificence.
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The Vienna Woods Biosphere Reserve, the Lainz Game Preserve and the Lobau - part of the Donau-Auen National Park - offer a unique habitat for many animals and plants. Yet the green city center, numerous communal gardens, landscaped house walls and roof terraces as well as around 27,000 allotments also contribute to Vienna's impressive array of species. Here are a few key figures:
In addition, around 600 beekeepers are active in Vienna. Perhaps the best-known beehives are situated on the roofs of the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater and the Old General Hospital. Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world, is concerned with humane animal keeping: the complicated natural breeding of the threatened panda bear has twice been successful here, with Fu Long (2009) and Fu Hu (2010). And the Schönbrunn Palm House contains an example of the "Wollemia nobilis", one of the rarest and oldest species of tree in the world, with a history going back 200 million years. Vienna is therefore in possession of the oldest example in Europe.
Lainzer Tor, Hermesstraße
Information on opening times, recreational opportunities and arrival by public transport: www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/erholung/lainzertiergarten/
Guide dogs permitted
disabled parking spaces available.
at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.
Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.
Guide dogs permitted
Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).
Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.
The Palm House is closed from 2 April to the end of November 2013 for remodeling.