Urban and central

Next to pretty sights and a great selection of shops and boutiques the Austrian cities offer many green oases to relax. Our tips for the most beautiful picnic spots in the city.

Wien, Salzburg, Graz, Linz, Innsbruck

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    Burggarten - Vienna

    In the heart of the inner city and surrounded by many tourist attractions such as the Heldenplatz or the Albertina, the Burggarten is popular with both locals and tourists who want to take a break in green surroundings. 

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    Augarten - Vienna

    The secluded Augarten is a popular place for the Viennese to have a picnic. Young families, students with slacklines and senior citizens with dogs all meet here.

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    Prater - Vienna

    The large, wooded park area is best explored by bike. Whether beside the water, in a  meadow or in the woods - the selection of enchanting picnic areas is huge. There are many beautiful places along the marked city hiking trail 9. 

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    Gloriette - Vienna

    In the 160 hectare park you can walk just like they did in the times of the Emperor. A small footpath between the long tree-lined avenues and artfully cut hedges leading up to the Gloriette is rewarded with a magnificent view over the city.

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    Donaulände - Linz

    River, beach and city at the same time. Right on the Danube and in the middle of Linz, young and old meet to enjoy their time. Those who prefer to sit on sand rather than on the lawn can order their picnic drinks and snacks at the beach bar.

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    Along the banks of the Salzach - Salzburg

    After a long walk you can sit down on the banks of the River Salzach in good company. On a hot day a light breeze will cool you down and the view of the old town and the fortress is terrific.

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    Kapuzinerberg - Salzburg

    With good footwear you can climb up directly from the right side of the old town to the fantastic viewpoints on the Kapuziner hill. After just a few minutes you will find yourselves in the woods. The green lung of the city is a recreational area for visitors and locals alike.

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    Burggarten - Graz

    For a romantic afternoon, head to the Burggarten in Graz. It is located in the middle of the city park and yet somewhat hidden behind the seat of the provincial government. Due to its location, the garden is less visited than other picnic hotspots in Graz and therefore ideal for time for two.

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    Botanical Garden - Innsbruck

    Plants of all kinds live here on about 2 hectares. A perfect place to enjoy the idyllic surroundings during a picnic. In the garden, you can explore the plants with all your senses or chat about the various medicinal, poisonous and spice plants over a glass of wine.

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