Kempinski Blog Article
With winter very nearly behind us, it is time to venture outside and enjoy the return of springtime! If you have been waiting for the world to come into bloom again, there is no better way to welcome spring than visiting the park, but for travellers, which are the best?
If you are staying at Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin or Hotel Adlon Kempinski, ensure you visit Viktoriapark. Created around the cast iron National Monument built in memory of the Liberation Wars, it is one of Berlin's smallest parks, full of natural beauty.
Along the terraces, forested slopes, woodland paths and grass lawns, visitors can enjoy a relaxing walk around the park, and see a water fountain that was built as a replica of Poland's Wodospad Podgórnej waterfall – a popular destination for Berlin's nineteenth-century elite.
Vilnius' Bernardine Garden
Lithuania's Bernardine Garden is a very popular walking spot, especially when trees and flowers begin to bloom. Located a short walk from Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, here you can enjoy a stroll through rock gardens and by pretty ponds with fountains, or let children enjoy the playground rides.
There is also a botanic area filled with plant life sorted into groups and classes, and a monastery garden, full of edible plant species.
Visitors to Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna can welcome spring in style at one of Europe's most unique parks – Stadtpark. Designed by court painter Joseph Selleny and garden director Rudolf Siebeck in 1861, the park is perfectly located between the city centre and third district, and features meadows, beautiful monuments and stretches of grass, providing an interesting, varied environment. Visitors can also see the stunning Kursalon, a pavilion that holds classical concerts and includes a restaurant.
Guiyang's Qianling Hill Park
A beautiful city, Guiyang is wonderful to visit when the days grow longer, being surrounded by mountains and forests, and just a short drive from Kempinski Hotel Guiyang and a short walk from the city centre, visitors can experience Guiyang's quintessential countryside at Qianling Hill Park.
Covering a 4.3 sq km area, the park includes Qianling Mountain, the ancient Hongfu Temple, a cave, zoo and its very own population of macaques. Walk through the forested mountain paths, enjoy a little sightseeing and get lost in this island of serenity in Guiyang.
Portorož' Strunjan Nature Park
Istria is beautiful throughout the year, but if you are staying at Kempinski Palace Portorož during the spring, make sure you take a trip to the nearby Strunjan Nature Park. A 4 km long peninsula only a short drive from the city, Strunjan is an untouched natural shore with amazing cliff-top paths, pebble beaches and an amazing view of the sea.