Gardens, stories, events

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus has an extraordinary array of gardens in store for you. Seven garden venues along the largest river in Austria have teamed up with the well-known author and fairytale writer Folke Tegetthoff to develop a charming concept to tell the tale of the Danube. The common thread throughout is the river, with the stories of the individual venues reflected in its water.

These stories are staged with real mirrors on which they are imprinted, digital mirrors whose monitors tell the tales. And they are staged in guided special theme tours of the gardens and individual productions conveying the personality of each garden venue. The attractions in themselves are magnificent baroque gardens at Schloss Hof, the idyllic castle park at Eckartsau, "Nature in the Garden" - a World of Experiences at GARTEN TULLN, the monastic gardens at Klosterneuburg, the castle island at the Donau-Auen National Park, the orchards of Kirchberg am Wagram - an edible community, or the nature park at Artstetten Castle, the family seat of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose violent death in Sarajevo triggered World War I.

Experience enchanting gardens along the Danube, whose life and history were shaped by the mighty river. New special theme tours - inspired by the storytelling of the well-known fairytale writer Folke Tegetthoff - tell tales of the Danube and the special history of the gardens. Sometimes glorious and steeped in history, sometimes legendary and mystical, sometimes abundant in fruit and blossoms. A unique experience!

The DANUBE GARDENS - A Tale by Folke Tegetthoff available for reading at

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