Many of the historical cities of the world would not be as attractive and captivating but for the green areas and the flora of the country, which is maintained and preserved with great care.
While in Austria, my camera took special note of the beautiful green areas. Here is a slideshow of what captivated me.
There are a number of excellent hiking trails that run through the Schonbrunn palace grounds. Another green area is the Stadtpark.
The vegetation in Stadtpark is thick and lush throughout the year. This natural setting in the centre of Vienna Austria provides a glimpse of what Vienna was like prior to development.