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Augarten

There has been a palace on this site since the days of Leopold I, but it was destroyed by the Turks in 1683 and then rebuilt around 1700 to designs attributed to Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Since 1948 it has been the home of the world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir and is consequently closed to the public. The surrounding park is one of the oldest in Vienna; it was first planted in 1650 by Emperor Ferdinand III, later renewed and opened to the public in 1775. Topiary lines long paths; the handsome gates were designed by Isidor Canevale. Mozart, Beethoven and Johann Strauss (father) all gave concerts in the park pavilion, which was once the imperial porcelain factory. The Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, established in 1718, is today run by the municipal authorities, but its products are still stamped with the imperial crest. The factory is open to the public, and there are displays on the history of Augarten porcelain.

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