Dear visitors,

from July 1st onwards we have the following Covid-19-arrangements:

- Online-registration in advance is necessary for the Wednesday-tour and the familiy tour (german only), but not for the weekend tours.

- A certificate of a recent negative COVID-19-test, a COVID-19-vaccination or a proof of recovery from a COVID-19-infection has to be shown at the porter's lodge when pursuing the ticket.

The team of the botanical garden



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 2021 (tours in German only)

Mi, 21. April Gartenschätze
Geschichten und Geschichte aus dem Botanischen Garten
Michael Kiehn
Mi, 28. April Gartenschätze
Neuzugänge im Botanischen Garten
Barbara Knickmann
Mi, 05. Mai Forschung aktuell
Siegrun Gerlach
Mi, 12. Mai Gartenschätze
Blüten und Bestäuber
Florian Etl
Mi, 19. Mai Gartenschätze
Alena Binder
Mi, 26. Mai Forschung aktuell
Gräser aus aller Welt
Christian Gilli
Mi, 02. Juni Forschung aktuell
Die Herkunft unserer Nutzpflanzen
Johannes Walter
Mi, 09. Juni Forschung aktuell
Die verborgene Welt der Pflanzenwurzeln
Markus Puschenreiter
Mi, 16. Juni Ausstellung
Globalisierung in der Pflanzenwelt
Bernd Lenzner und Michael Kiehn
Mi, 23. Juni Gartenschätze
Pflanzen in der Bibel
Reinhard Hohenegger
Mi, 30. Juni Forschung aktuell
Luise Ehrendorfer-Schratt
Mi, 07. Juli Gartenschätze
Insekten und Pflanzen
Florian Etl
Mi, 14. Juli Gartenschätze
Morphologie und Verwandtschaft
Manfred A. Fischer
Mi, 21. Juli Gartenschätze
Holzbesiedelnde Pilze
Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber
Mi, 04. August Gartenschätze
Tropische Nutzpflanzen
Reinhard Hohenegger
Mi, 18. August Gartenschätze
Rekordhalter im Pflanzenreich
Tanja Brunner
Mi, 01. September Gartenschätze
Zierpflanzen im Trend
Lukas Lanzerstorfer
Mi, 08. September Gartenschätze
Skurrile Pflanzen
David Prehsler
Mi, 15. September Forschung aktuell
Pflanzen als Klimazeiger?
Barbara Knickmann
Mi, 22. September Forschung aktuell
Die Ökologie von Pflanzeninhaltsstoffen
Johann Schinnerl
Mi, 29. September Ausstellung
Botanik im Biedermeier
Maria Petz-Grabenbauer
Mi, 06. Oktober Gartenschätze
Frank Schumacher

Weekend tours

Every week on Friday and Saturday between April and October!

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

Duration: approx. 60 minutes per tour

There is no tour in English on October 23rd.



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 April to October!

  • Sunday at 15:00 (in German only)

Duration: approx. 60 minutes per tour.




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): Registration (Questions: 0664-60277-54124)

Family tour (german only): Registration (Questions: 0664-60277-56401)

Weekend tour: no registration necessary

A certificate of a negative COVID-19-test, a COVID-19-vaccination or a proof of revorey from a COVID-19-infection has to be shown at the porter's lodge when pursuing the ticket.

For further questions, please contact 0664-60277 56401 (Monday –Thursday 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.