The 'Grüne Schule'

The 'Grüne Schule' (green school) offers guided tours and workshops for groups from kindergartens, schools and after-school care centres. There are also offers for adults. Find out more about the 'Grüne Schule'.

Wednesday tours

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.

 Terms 2022 (tours in German only)

Mi, 27. April Gartenschätze
Geschichte(n) aus dem Botanischen Garten
Michael Kiehn
Mi, 04. Mai Forschung aktuell
Kakao & Co - Naturschutz in Agrarlandschaften aus aller Welt
Bea Maas
Mi, 11. Mai Forschung aktuell
Agroforst - der essbare Wald
Artur Cisar Erlach
Mi, 18. Mai Gartenschätze
Die pannonische Flora
Manfred A. Fischer und Alena Binder
Mi, 25. Mai Forschung aktuell
Neue Wilde - invasive Pflanzen
Michael Glaser
Mi, 01. Juni Forschung aktuell
Siegrun Erlach
Mi, 08. Juni Gartenschätze
Insekten in der Stadtwildnis
Florian Etl
Mi, 15. Juni Forschung aktuell
Die Systematische Gruppe
Manfred A. Fischer
Mi, 22. Juni Gartenschätze
Neuzugänge im Botanischen Garten
Barbara Knickmann
Mi, 29. Juni Forschung aktuell
Einkeimblättrige - Lilien und Verwandte
Michael Münch
Mi, 06. Juli Forschung aktuell
Lifeplan - Vielfalt von Pilzen und Tieren
Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber
Mi, 20. Juli Forschung aktuell
Christian Gilli
Mi, 03. August Gartenschätze
Wollemia - Zurück aus der Vergangenheit
Reinhard Hohenegger
Mi, 17. August Gartenschätze
Saskia Thieß
Mi, 31. August Gartenschätze
Vom Baum zum Musikinstrument
Daniela Hlavka und Simon Pibal
Mi, 07. September Gartenschätze
Historische Spuren
Maria Petz-Grabenbauer
Mi, 14. September Forschung aktuell
Blüten und ihre Besucher
Margarita Lachmayer
Mi, 21. September Forschung aktuell
Harald Zechmeister
Mi, 28. September Gartenschätze
Alena Binder
Mi, 05. Oktober Gartenschätze
Frank Schumacher

Weekend tours

Every week on Friday and Saturday from beginning of March until end of October!*

  • Friday at 15:00 (English), 16:00 (German)
  • Saturday at 15:00 (English), 16:00 (German)

Duration: approx. 60 minutes per tour

*No tours at the weekend of the rarity fair from 8th to 10th April and on Saturday 16th April 2022 (Easter).

*No tour on Friday 17.6.

Family tours

Our younger visitors can learn about exciting topics during the guided tour for families. The tour covers a variety of examples from the programme of the 'Grüne Schule', ranging from plant hunters to plants from the age of dinosaurs. These garden highlights amaze both young and old.

Every Sunday from beginning of March to end of October!

  • Sunday at 15:00 (in German only)

Duration: approx. 60 minutes per tour.

 No tours at the weekend of the rarity fair from 8th to 10th April and on Sunday 17th April (Easter holiday)




Guided tours for private groups can be booked at any time. In addition to the classical Garden tour, you can also book a range of different themed tours. For further information about our tour offers, please visit the website of the 'Grüne Schule' (in German) or contact us: | +43-664-60277-56401 (Monday - Friday 9-14h)

Registration and Costs


For some of our guided tours advance registration is necessary.

Wednesday tour (german only): no registration necessary

Family tour (german only): registration necessary

Weekend tour: no registration necessary

For further questions, please contact +43 1 4277 56401 (Monday – Friday 9:00–14:00).


  • Adults: € 5.00
  • Discounted: € 3.00 (for students, pupils, conscripts, senior citizens)
  • Free of charge: Children (< 6 years) and members of the society "Freunde des Botanischen Gartens"
  • Family tour: with the Kinderaktivcard: Adults € 3.00; pupils € 1.00
  • Private groups (max. 30 persons): € 55.00
  • Schools: Guided tour (1h) € 40.00; Workshop (2 h) € 75.00 [The "Grüne Schule"]

 There is no entrance fee for the Botanical Garden.

Meeting point and cash desk

The meeting point for our tours is in front of the garden porter's lodge at the main entrance of the Botanical Garden/Mechelgasse 2, 1030 Vienna.