Life-size Viennese park recreated to highlight natural beauty of Austrian capital
Dubai, May 14th, 2013: The Vienna Tourist Board will offer visitors of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi a unique opportunity to not just see, but also ‘experience' the Austrian Capital in all its beauty. A part of one of the city's most renowned parks, the “Volksgarten”, has been recreated on the ground floor of the mall and will be open to the public on May 17th and 18th.
The rise of temperatures during the summer months sees many residents of the UAE plan their upcoming holidays to cooler climes. Europe, with its mild weather, fresh air and scenic locations, is still favoured as one of the most popular destinations for holiday makers from the Middle East. The Austrian capital is known as a “green” city with more than 50% of the metropolitan area comprising gardens, parks and woods. The biggest among these parks is the Prater Park which is twice as large as the Central Park in New York. The Volksgarten, popular among for the city's residents, is located in the city center and situated close to the Imperial Place.
“The recreated park will also bring to life, with the help of a huge screen, everyday scenes from Volksgarten. Mall visitors will get to see scenes of Viennese joggers passing by, families lingering after a wonderful picnic in the fresh air, the chirping birds and swaying trees which add to the ‘realistic feel' of the indoor park,” said says Klaus Ehrenbrandtner, Regional Director for Asia & Middle East.
“In addition to this, visitors will also receive a surprise give-way. If the craving to see some real-life parks grows strong, they have the option to book special holiday offers to Vienna on site,” he added.
Vienna is famous for its parks and gardens that lend to the relaxed atmosphere in the city. It has recently been voted as the city with the best living quality in the world for the fourth year in a row, as per a study done by Swiss-based international consulting organization, Mercer. Vienna is also one of the most favoured holiday destinations for visitors from the Middle East. The number of guests to the Austrian capital has doubled in the last three years from this region, with more than 100,000 people having visited the city in 2012.