Augarten is a large,  Baroque-style park in Vienna’s second district with a royal palace, sporting facilities & location of cultural events. The Palais Augarten hosts the Vienna Boys Choir, and there’s a Porcelain factory, Augarten Contemporary, sports fields, and two high anti-aircraft bunkers (flak towers) as testimonials to the Third Reich.

There are many gravel paths crisscrossing the 128 acre park. A run around the perimeter of the park is about 3 km (1.8 miles). There are elaborate flower gardens and impressive shady avenues of chestnut, lime, ash, and maple.

It’s great to combine Augarten with waterside running on the eastern paths of the Danube, especially the Wettsteinpark section, less than 1 km west of the park.

Note: Augarten is open only in the daytime: the park’s five gates close at sunset

Essentials
  • About 3km around the perimeter, and many interior paths; Danube river paths are nearby
  • Flat
  • The park has 5 entry gates
  • Subway: Taborstraße (U2); Gaußplatz (light rail)