Guided Tours at the Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden was founded in 1754 by the Empress Maria Theresa, on the suggestion of her personal physician Gerard van Swieten. Today, it provides a habitat for around 11,000 plant species on an area of about 80,000 square metres. In addition, as a green oasis in the city, it offers a home to a variety of wildlife species, such as bees and birds.

Our guided tours in German and English provide an insight into the fascinating world of plants. Among the highlights are the rare orchids of Madagascar, a two-hundred-year-old ginkgo experiment, and an accessible bamboo grove.

The Botanical Garden is an institution of the University of Vienna. It is committed to research on the flora, university teaching and the protection of endangered species.

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NEW! Weekend tours
Every Friday and Saturday from June first until October 31st.
Friday, 15:00 (English), 16:00 (German)
Saturday, 15:00 (English), 16:00 (German)
Duration: approx. 60 minutes per tour
Our guided tour provides an insight into the fascinating world of plants in the Botanic Garden. Among the highlights are the rare orchids of Madagascar, a two-hundred-year-old ginkgo experiment, and an accessible bamboo grove.

Wednesday tour
Would you like to satisfy your thirst for knowledge? Then you are welcome to visit our Wednesday tours! Researchers and experts present the treasures of our Garden, demonstrate research findings and provide deeper insights into the relevant topic in the framework of exhibitions and events.
The Wednesday tours are held in German language only, from 16:30 to 18:00. For dates, please see below.

Meeting point and admission
You do not have to register for our tours. We meet in front of the porter's lodge at the main entrance.
Tours cost € 5.00 per person. The tours are free of charge for children until the age of 18, biology students and members of the society "Freunde des Botanischen Gartens".

In case of strong wind or other extreme weather events (heavy precipitation, thaw), the tour will be cancelled.

Dates Wednesday tours
Time: 16:30 bis 18:00

We, 28.3.2018
Gartenzwerge - die Winzlinge der Frühlingsflora
David Prehsler

We, 18.4.2018
Die gesundheitsfördernde Wirkung von Natur und Garten
Renate Cervinka und Michael Kiehn

We, 2.5.2018
Geschichte und Geschichten aus dem Botanischen Garten
Michael Kiehn

We, 9.5.2018
Die Wiesen im Botanischen Garten & Mähen mit der Sense
Simon Stifter

We, 16.5.2018
Superfoods: Was steckt dahinter?
Birgit Schlag

We, 23.5.2018
Seltene und gefährdete Arten Österreichs
Manfred Fischer

We, 30.5.2018
Wiener Schmetterlinge und ihre Futterpflanzen
Andrea Grill

We, 6.6.2018
Genetische Vielfalt bei Bäumen
Christian Lexer

We, 13.6.2018
Blüten heute und vor 100 Millionen Jahren
Jürg Schönenberger

We, 20.6.2018
Die grüne Apotheke - Vom Hortus medicus zur Pharmaforschung
Wolfgang Kubelka

We, 27.6.2018
Blüten und ihre Besucher
Susanne Sontag

We, 11.7.2018
Manfred Fischer

We, 25.7.2018
Reinhard Hohenegger

We, 8.8.2018
Handelsware Pflanzen
Martin Rose

We, 22.8.2018
Andreas Müller

We, 5.9.2018
Siegrun Gerlach

We, 12.9.2018
Neuzugänge in der Pflanzensammlung
Barbara Knickmann

We, 19.9.2018
Die Gehölzsammlung
Frank Schumacher

We, 26.9.2018
Irmgard Greilhuber-Krisai

We, 3.10.2018
Früchte und Samen
Anton Weber

We, 10.10.2018
Zauber der Bäume
Andreas Müller

For further information about bookings and our offers, please contact:
Nadja Rauchberger
Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna
grüne Schule Mechelgasse / Praetoriusgasse
1030 Vienna
+43 (1) 4277-56401
+43 (0) 60277 56401