The old Imperial gardens of the Habsburgs’ former summer palace is a runner’s paradise, particularly when the park opens at dawn and the long, seemingly never-ending tree-lined passageways are empty of snap-happy tourists. Ambitious joggers can head up the steep hill in the middle of the park to the Gloriette, where their reward at the top can either be the calorie-free spectacular view or a coffee and cake at the café. There are always plenty of fellow joggers, especially in the mornings when the park is particularly peaceful.
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Courtesy of Vienna Tourist Board