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Setagayapark

Park in Vienna, Austria

Introduction

History

  • ๐Ÿ“œ Origins: The park was established in 1992 as part of cultural exchanges between Vienna's Dรถbling district and Setagaya, a suburb of Tokyo.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ท Designer: Created by Japanese landscape gardener Ken Nakajima.
  • ๐ŸŽ Gifts: The mayor of Setagaya gifted a tea house, pagoda, and entrance arch to Vienna.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Symbolism: The park's design includes elements that symbolize age, honor, and tranquility.

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Features

  • ๐Ÿฏ Tea House: A traditional Japanese tea house located next to the central pond.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Stone Lanterns: Features 'Yukimi style' stone lanterns.
  • ๐Ÿ’ง Water Elements: Includes several ponds, streams, a spring, and a waterfall.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Poem: A stone at the entrance is engraved with the word 'Furomon', meaning 'ageless gate'.
  • ๐ŸŒ‰ Bridge: An elegant bridge over the central pond with Koi fish swimming beneath.
  • ๐Ÿ—ป Pagoda: A stone pagoda is one of the park's highlights.

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Plant Life

  • ๐Ÿ Japanese Maple: Known for its vibrant colors, especially in autumn.
  • ๐ŸŒธ Ornamental Cherry Trees: Bloom beautifully in spring, marking the cherry blossom season.
  • ๐ŸŒบ Azaleas: Moor bedding plants that add to the park's seasonal transformations.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ Moss: Symbolizes age and honor in traditional Japanese gardens.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Everchanging Display: The variety of plants ensures a dynamic display of blossoms and transformations throughout the year.

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Visitor Information

  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Opening Hours: From 1 March to 31 October, the park opens daily at 7 am.
  • โฐ Closing Times: Varies by month: March at 6 pm, April and September at 8 pm, May to August at 9 pm, and October at 7 pm.
  • โ„๏ธ Winter Closure: Closed from 1 November to 28 February and during wintry conditions.
  • ๐Ÿšซ Dog Policy: Dogs are not allowed in the park.
  • ๐Ÿ“ž Contact: For any inquiries, call +43 1 4000-8042.

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Nearby Attractions

  • ๐Ÿฐ Schรถnbrunn Palace: Famous for its historic gardens and the Gloriette.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Kurpark Oberlaa: Another park with Japanese garden elements.
  • ๐ŸŒธ School Gardens Kagran: Features various themed gardens including Japanese styles.
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Floridsdorf: Home to the Tora-San Park, another Japanese garden.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Museums Quartier: A hub for contemporary art and culture in Vienna.
  • ๐Ÿท Grinzing: Known for its wine culture and Heurigen (wine taverns).
  • ๐ŸŒฒ Stadtpark: A green oasis in the heart of Vienna.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Mariahilfer StraรŸe: Vienna's famous shopping street.

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +43 1 40008042
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/parks/anlagen/setagayapark.html
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: Gallmeyergasse 4, 1190 Wien, Austria

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