Spring is one of the best season to travel to Vienna. The city is in full bloom and every district has pretty magnolias, sakura or spring flowers.
I’m obsessed with magnolia trees and cherry blossom. Spring is the season, when I’m on standby and I make sure that I visit the most famous flower spots and take pictures just in the right time. But when is the right time? It’s not easy to tell, because it’s depends on the weather. Magnolia and Sakura are blooming quite at the same time, could start from the mid March but this year in 2021 it started later, the first week of April. The blossom last unfortunately very short, maximum 1 week and then they fall off, that’s why timing is very important. Especially because spring photoshoots are very popular, We have a short an intensive period, but I promise, it’s worth the effort.
Let’s see my favorite Spring spots in Vienna
1. MAGNOLIA TREE STADTPARK
This breathtaking tree is one of the largest and most beautiful tree in Vienna. It is located in the heart of Vienna, near the InterContinental Hotel. I organize photoshoots there every year, because it’s unbelievable beautiful there, see the pictures below.
Address: Am Neumarkt 2, 1030 Vienna
How to get there: With subway: U4 – Stadtpark, direct Johannesgasse.
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2. SAKURA STADTPARK
If you visited the Magnolia tree by the Johanneshasse, make sure you walk across the Stadtpark. You will find many cherry blossom trees in pink and white colors. The most famous one is near the Stubenbrücke.
Address: Am Neumarkt 2, 1030 Vienna
How to get there: U4 – Stadtpark or U3 Stubentor
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3. MAGNOLIA AT VOTIVE CHURCH – SIGMUND FREUD PARK
Probably the most visited and busiest magnolia tree in Vienna. Every time I went there, there were always a lot of people taking photos. No wonder why. The beautiful pink magnolia flowers and the church combination are made this tree so iconic and beloved. It’s located in the Währingestraße – Straße des Achten Mai corner.
Address: Str. des Achten Mai 26, 1010 Vienna
How to get there: With subway: U2 Shottentor or with tram D,1, 71, Bus 37, 38, 40.. there are too many way to travel there. I recommend to walk from Volksgarten through Rathausplatz to direct to Schottentor. You will see the church I’m sure.
4. ST. CHARLES CHURCH – KARLSKIRCHE – RESSELPARK
Magnolias and Sakuras are popular, but don’t forget the tulips as well. The best tulips spot in Vienna is in the Resselpark. The colorful flowers and the St. Charles Church will satisfy your sense of beauty. There is also a pink magnolia tree in the park, don’t miss it out as well!
Address: Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna
How to get there: With subway: Station U1, U2, U4 – Karslplatz and than walk throught the subway tunnel to the Resselpark.
5. BURGGARTEN GIANT WHITE MAGNOLIA TREE
I can never decide which magnolia tree looks more beautiful: the white or the pink one. However, I certainly say, that this white magnolia tree in the Burggarten is gorgeous. It’s a popular spot to have a picnic under the tree. This location is also versatile, not just the white magnolia worth it, but if you prefer pink colors, you
Address: Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
How to get there: With subway: Station Herrengasse (U3) or Museumsquartier (U2), then a short walk or with tram/bus: Tram lines 1, 2, D or 71 to Burgring (which runs along the edge of the park) or bus: 2A to Albertinaplatz
6. SETAGAYAPARK – JAPANESE GARDEN
It’s a tiny little park located in the 19. district in Vienna. It is designed by a japanese landscape gardener. Setagayapark emulates a Japanese landscape and it contains several garden elements that are typical of Japanese gardens. It even has a Japanese tea house, a “Yukimi style” stone lantern and a fountain as well. The purpose of this design is that “people should observe this work of art in tranquillity and try to find their own inner peace.”
Address: Hohe Warte/Gallmeyergasse, 1190 Vienna
How to get there: Take a tram number 37 (at U2 Schottentor, or U6 Nussdorferstrasse), stop Barawitzkagasse
7. DANUBE PARK – DONAUPARK
Donaupark is the second largest garden in Vienna. It’s approximately 604,000 m² and located in the 22nd district of Vienna Donaustadt. The park has several magnolia and cherry blossom trees. My favorite spot is near the Donauturm. There is a little route in the middle of the park, lined with green grass on both side and cherry blossom trees in the middle.
Address: Wallenberggasse, Am Donaupark, 1220 Vienna
How to get there: With Subway: U1 Kaisermühlen-VIC or Alte Donau and than 10 minutes walk.
8. MAGNOLIA TREES IN 22 DISTRICT, DONAUSTADT
Because I’m living in the District 22, I explored the area with my bike and I found a plenty of huge and small magnolia trees. One of them become my favorite one. It has a beautiful sweet scent when you visit in the evening hours. Please respect that these trees are in private gardens, so make sure you don’t disturb the owners when you taking pictures there.
Address: It’s a quite big area with several streets, but it’ between the Siebenbürgerstraße – Portnergasse 1220 Vienna
How to get there: With Subway: U1 Kagran and than 10 minutes walk.