Starting with a hunting lodge in the early 1600s, becoming then a pleasure park for the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, the Augarten Park was almost completely destroyed during the Turkish siege. During it’s restoration, a garden palace was also built where presently the headquarters of the Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur are located. The french style gardens were open to the public starting with 1775.
During 2nd World War, flak towers were built for anti-aircraft defense and they can still be seen in the park.
Allen Menschen gewidmeter Erlustigungs-Ort von Ihrem Schaetzer
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