It is the contrast of extreme opposites that makes the Augarten so attractive. At this park are massive indestructible flak towers, a world-famous porcelain producer, a similarly renowned boys’ choir, a palace, an open air cinema and tranquil green expanses.
Originally opened to the public in 1775, the former hunting grounds of the imperial family now houses the Augarten porcelain manufacturer. Another building within the palace complex is home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Impossible to overlook are the two anti-aircraft artillery towers—legacies of World War II. In summer months, tourists and locals alike flock to the Augarten. Don’t forget your hammock: you’ll find hundreds of trees planted just the right distance apart.