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    Baden’s Rose Days

    A special kind of fragrant experience

    No other flower has fascinated mankind over the millennia like the rose. It is a mystic symbol in painting, literature, music and all religions. And no other plant is as beguiling to the senses.

    That is why thousands of guests from all over the globe flock to Baden’s Rosarium each year, not only to experience the lectures and all kinds of events, but, above all, to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of thousands of roses in bloom.

    But how did this happen? Well, in 1966 the municipality of Baden procures Weikersdorf Castle from Baron Heinrich von Doblhoff-Dier, along with the neighbouring sections of the castle grounds which still belonged to the Doblhoff family. From now on the entire Doblhoff Park belongs to the municipality of Baden.

    While the castle, badly damaged following WW2 and the Allied Occupation, is first rescued from dilapidation and then transformed into a hotel, there are other plans for the area of the grounds around the former orangery. A rosarium is to be created here, with both a display rose garden and a trial rose garden. In 1969 the Rosarium is opened and is home to over 25,000 rose plants in more than 800 varieties on an area of over 75,000m².

    The 2-part rose display offers an overview of current bed roses as well as the mainly historical shrub roses and climbing roses which are at their best in the autumn when adorned with rosehips.

    During Baden’s Rose Days the former Emperor’s residence presents itself as a town of roses. The many events of this year’s Garden Summer Lower Austria will again attract thousands of visitors each day.

    Image: Photo by Rainer Mirau © Rainer Mirau, GG Tourism Baden