Volksgarten (Linz)

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The Volksgarten is a park in the Upper Austrian capital Linz with an area of ​​around three hectares. It is located in the Volksgarten district, which is named after him, between the main train station and Landstrasse .

The Volksgarten on the corner of Volksgartenstrasse and Goethestr. in winter 2010


The history of the park began in 1828 when the coffeehouse operator Bartholomeo Festorazzi acquired the northern part of what is now the area. On April 26, 1829, he opened the redesigned site to the public as part of a public festival and in the presence of Emperor Franz I. After Festorazzi's death in 1835, the festival was continued by his widow, but had to be supported with subsidies.

The operation was so unprofitable that it closed in 1852. The site was sold and should offer space for a hospital. In 1857, however, the coffee house was renovated and reopened as the “Municipal People's Garden Salon”. The city of Linz bought the site in 1858 and expanded it in 1877 to include today's southern part by buying it from the then state railways. Later, the area changed from a folk festival to a city park ( Volksgarten ).

The coffee house from 1829, already a third generation building after the new buildings in 1869 and 1903, was partially destroyed by bombs in 1945. In 1950 the Blumau train station and the Schärdinger milk drinking hall were built.


Monument by Franz Stelzhamer in the northeast corner of the park


Since 1956, a Christmas market has been held in the Volksgarten during Advent, one of many Linz Christmas markets . Other irregular events also take place here, such as the "Festival of Nature" since 2007.

See also


  • Josef Sames : The Volksgarten in Linz. In: Heimatgaue. Volume 10, Linz 1930, pp. 46–52.

Web links

Commons : Volksgarten (Linz)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g Hans Grohs: The Linz Volksgarten. In: apollo. News sheet of the natural history station of the city of Linz. No. 13, 1968, pp. 4-7, PDF (808 kB) on ZOBODAT
  2. http://www.linz.gv.at/soziales/5662.asp

Coordinates: 48 ° 17 ′ 42.1 "  N , 14 ° 17 ′ 30.7"  E