Designed in 1819, the Volksgarten is one of Vienna's well kept city parks. It is built on the site of Burgbastei, which was destroyed by Napoleon's army.
In its early days it was the site of a famous coffeehouse where performances from well known musicians such as Strauss and Lanner took place. This was the place that nobility would meet, and in fact there was at one point a section called the "aristocratic corner" where it was necessary to pay to enter.
A number of monuments stand in the park, the most impressive of which is the Theseus Temple. It was built as a replica of the real Theseus Temple in Greece, and was built between 1819 and 1823 by Peter von Nobile. Also nearby is a marble statue of Franz Josef's wife Empress Elisabeth, who was murdered in the late 1800s from a dagger wound inflicted by an Italian Anarchist.
Today the park is meticulously manicured and boasts impressive rose gardens. This park offers a relaxing retreat from the busy Vienna streets directly in the center of the city.
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