The first time I came across this park, I was not too sure whether to like it or not. Part of it seemed very “out of date” and the flower beds and the style in which many plants were arranged, looked a bit old-fashioned. But I have to admit, the more often I visit this park, the more I like it. Especially in spring with many flowering cherry trees (part of 1,000 cherry trees Vienna received as a gift from Japan!) or in early summer with so many flowers in blossom! But also on snowy winter days it has some flair!!
Set up in 1964, exactly 40 years ago, on a once huge dump, it all started with a big international garden exhibition. And artifacts of those days can still be found. One of it is the very special Korea Kulturhaus, beside the pretty Iris-Lake. The glass and concrete house in 60’s style architecture used to be a lake restaurant, now you can dive into Korean culture – and get some traditional Korean food in the simple Café/Bistro “Arirang.
The terrace offers a nice view over the small lake, behind are the towering skyscrapers of the UNO city and from time to time a small train for children passes by. So different times, ages and worlds meet at this place. And in warm summer time: cycle a little bit further and enjoy a city beach holiday day at Gänsehäufel afterwards (check the Gänsehäufel article).