Permanent Sculptures

The bronze sculpture "Atlantis" stands in a part of the Pheasant Garden. Boeckl's sculpture is reminiscent of a sketch from 1935.

1. Atlantis

Herbert Boeckl, 1940–1944

Location: Pheasant Garden

The granite sculpture "Figure II" on the stairway to heaven in the Fasangarten.

2. Figur II

Hans Aeschbacher, 1955

Location: Pheasant Garden

Gerhard Moswitzer's metal sculpture stands on a patch of grass in the Alpine Garden. In the background you can see other sculptures in a blur.

3. Skulptur

Gerhardt Moswitzer, 1961

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture "Figure III" stands at the foot of the artificial stairway to heaven. A small section of its own in the Pheasant Garden.

4. Figur III

Joannis Avramidis, 1963

Location: Pheasant Garden

The stone sculpture "Large dormant" at the foot of the stairway to heaven in the Pheasant Garden.

5. Die große Ruhende [Large Dormant]

Heinz Leinfellner, 1964/65

Location: Pheasant Garden

A dark metall sculpture in the Pheasant Garden.

6. Große Figur für Luzern [Large figure for Lucerne]

Fritz Wotruba, 1966/67

Location: Pheasant Garden

Bronze cast of a sandstone sculpture of irregular geometric shapes. The title refers to the ancient Babylonian relief of the Codex Hammurabi.

7. Hammurabi

Josef Pillhofer, 1970

Location: Alpine Garden

Bronze sculpture on a concrete base that impressively reproduces a solidified waterfall.

8. Charioteer

Bryan Hunt, 1982

Location: Pheasant Garden

9. Senkrechter Auszug aus der Urzelle

Fritz Hartlauer, 1982/84

Location: Alpine Garden

Metal sculpture consisting of two "legs" that flow into each other at the upper end. The artist creates an abstract human sculpture by omitting all elements that are not directly relevant to the desired expression

10. Zukommender [Approaching Figure]

Marianne Maderna, 1984

Location: Pheasant Garden

The sculpture "Now" is a double-angled steel rail at the top of a slope. It represents a timeline or a diagram of personal development and points to changes in direction.

11. Jetzt [Now]

Oskar Höfinger, 1986

Location: Alpine Garden

The steel sculpture, which weighs several tons, is ten meters long, two and a half meters wide and one and a half meters high. The work can be read as a relic of an archaic culture as well as a find from the archaeology of the industrial age.

12. Natalexos

Tony Long, 1987

Location: Alpine Garden

Two metal buckets with their hollow sides fixed to a red metal plate are the basic elements of this sculpture. In the object status of the world of objects, buckets normally stand on the floor. Wurm changes the form of presentation by opening up the base plate and changing the perspective from a floor sculpture to a wall sculpture.

13. Bunker

Erwin Wurm, 1987

Location: Pheasant Garden

The center of the sculpture is formed by the two vertical and horizontal beams on which the construction rests. The forms appear to be in a finely balanced equilibrium and radiate a certain lightness despite the heaviness of the material. The work gains its concrete meaning by comparing the individual components of the sculpture with generally known objects.

14. Figur mit eingeschlossenen Steinstücken [Figure with enclosed stone elements]

Christoph Lissy, 1988

Location: Alpine Garden

A vertical concrete slab with metal rods that form a basket

15. Korb [Basket]

Oswald Oberhuber, 1989

Location: Alpine Garden

Sole d'acciaio, "sun of steel", is what the artist calls this sculpture. It is an arrangement of 30 curved steel rays around a flint dome. The resulting shapes look like heavy petals in a warm rust red, which change their appearance depending on the incidence of light.

16. Sole d'acciaio

Ilija Šoškić, 1989

Location: Alpine Garden

Two gravestones made of smooth stone. The inscription on the first: "Be patient". The inscription on the second: "With your own shadow" [inscriptions are translated from German].

17. Untitled

Ingeborg Strobl, 1989/90

Location: Alpine Garden

Oxidized structural steel lattice whose struts are interwoven like branches or wood to form a regular "grid".

18. Untitled

Carmen Perrin, 1990

Location: Alpine Garden

"Open" is a gigantic combination of two identical tubular steel structures. Seen from the front, the work stretches out its wings and invites you to climb up.

19. Open

Tom Carr, 1991

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture is a vertical yellow metal plate with three leaf-shaped cut-outs.

20. Phyllologia

Christa Sommerer, 1991

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture is a large walk-in structure made of pink painted metal. The ground plan is square, with an "entrance" on each side.

21. Untitled

Franz Pichler, 1991/92

Location: Alpine Garden

Concrete base with medium-sized stone blocks arranged to form a "wall". You can walk past the "wall" on the sides.

22. Mauer

Lois Weinberger, 1992

Location: Alpine Garden

The two-part sculpture made of bent and green-painted metal struts resembles two stools in shape and rests on a concrete base.

23. Who is Who

Franz West/Otto Zitko, 1992

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture by the painter Bohatsch is a vertical, smooth concrete slab with "drops" of concrete hanging down. These resemble fingers and are intended to simulate the paint slowly creeping across the canvas.

24. Wand [Stonewall]

Erwin Bohatsch, 1992

Location: Pheasant Garden

Erjautz constructs his sculpture as a building or tent made of white lines that have become metal, derived from computer bar codes.

25. The Silent Cell

Manfred Erjautz, 1992/94

Location: Alpine Garden

Kienzer's sculpture made of coiled copper tubing rises above the hilltop like a giant bird's nest. The object thus looks like a mirror image or inverted continuation of the hill. The material also refers to the eternal cycle of change in nature, in that it changes itself through oxidation and becomes part of nature.

26. Untitled

Michael Kienzer, 1992/94

Location: Alpine Garden

The "walking machine" by Karin Hazelwander consists of five winged elements in different shades of gray. It looks as if it could start moving at any time. The hole in each element shifts from the upper edge of the first curve to the lower edge of the fifth and last, suggesting an imaginary movement.

27. Perambulator

Karin Hazelwander, 1993

Location: Pheasant Garden

The sculpture consists of colored metal struts and stands on a plinth. Four colored metal modules overlap and network differently depending on the viewing angle.

28. Untitled

Sabina Hörtner, 1993

Location: Alpine Garden

Ölzant's sculpture Fu and the beautiful Mandarin consists of two rectangular granite slabs joined together at right angles.

29. Fu mit dem schönen Mandarin

Franz Xaver Ölzant, 1993

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture consists of a large, dark gray, semi-circular figure and has pockets or compartments with a slightly sagging base. These are attached to a kind of wheel that faces the viewer like an uncomfortable ladder. The reference to the body is derived from the perception of the object as an obstacle.

30. Körperteil-Hürden [Body part hurdles]

Richard Fleissner, 1994

Location: Alpine Garden

A large quarry stone from a quarry was partially welded into a steel casing using a technically complex process.

31. Teilummantelung Partial coating]

Othmar Krenn, 1995

Location: Pheasant Garden

The sculpture is an oversized picture frame that frames reality. The surroundings behind it, which change with the seasons, become a picture themselves.

32. Untitled

Martin Schnur, 1995

Location: Pheasant Garden

The three-part work consists of three open cylinders on a slope. Empty space can be experienced through the transparent grid structures, the hollow spaces of the cylinders themselves and the spaces between the objects.

33. Ajuste en el Vacio

Susana Solano, 1995/1996

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture is oversized, copper-colored and stands on a flat base. It stands on four feet and has mechanical and biological elements that give this object a lively feel.

34. Untitled

Bruno Gironcoli, 1995/96

Location: Pheasant Garden

The aluminum sculpture represents an oversized rose petal. 
The sculptures are placed in four different colors in public places, parks and gardens.

35. Rose

Rudi Molacek, 1999

Location: Pheasant Garden

Wurm gives a real car a plastic coating with the addition of polyester, thereby changing a form that is very familiar to us through exaggerated volume. The now immobile means of transportation seems to melt away, so to speak, and we encounter it as a grotesque yet lovable monster.

36. Fat Car

Erwin Wurm, 2000/2001

Location: Alpine Garden

If you take a seat on the bench selected as the trigger, a water fountain develops in the middle of the water lily pond, towering above the treetops. The viewer thus becomes an essential part of the sculpture, which is necessary to make the work of art visible in the first place and, with a time delay, also audible.

37. Did I miss something, Exemplar 1/3

Jeppe Hein, 2002

Location: Alpine Garden

The metal sculpture takes its shape when specially welded, thin aluminum sheets are inflated under extreme air pressure. This gives the heavy material a dynamic lightness. The result is always different and the surface structures formed are largely subject to chance.

38. Gonflable 6

Hans Kupelwieser, 2002

Location: Pheasant Garden

White lettering on a black background inside the wall of the sculpture park with the inscription "Nicht mehr sichtbar" [no longer visible]. On the other side of the wall on the grounds of the Schwarzl leisure center is the counterpart with the inscription "Noch nicht sichtbar" [not yet visible].


Heinz Gappmayr, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

A steel plate with cut-out shapes is embedded in the way on a slope. The cut-outs are standardized symbols for elements in wet rooms. A human silhouette is also recognizable in Kupelwieser's bathroom.

40. Bathroom

Hans Kupelwieser, 1995/2003

Location: Alpine Garden

The five parts of this work are made of concrete and resemble archive boxes or typesetting boxes that thematize the reduced character of virtual models.

41. Untitled

Matt Mullican, 2003

Location: car park

A former steel water silo (11 m long, 4 m in diameter) was reinterpreted by media artist and musician Pinter. It forms the basic structure of this sculpture. Eight integrated bass loudspeakers transform the silo into a musical instrument. The low frequency ranges generate pressure waves that make the sound not only audible but also physically tangible.

42. SUB/DC

Michael Pinter, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

Blick vom Wegesrand auf die Skulptur "Airplane Parts & Hills" von Nancy Rubins und "Die Erdkugel als Koffer" von Peter Weibel in der Ferne

43. Airplane Parts & Hills

Nancy Rubins, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

7 m high and 4 m wide, the sculpture grows out of a hill and thus appears to form a similar connection with the park as the surrounding trees. The scientific starting point for the sculpture is the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001, in which the 3.2 billion base pairs of human DNA were decoded. Schlick replaces the four building blocks of the genome with cheaply produced tiles from Italy in four different colors.

44. Made in Italy

Jörg Schlick, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

Michael Schusters Betonboot auf einem begrünten Erdwall im Österreichischen Skulpturenpark

45. Concrete boat

Michael Schuster, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture is an ingenious construction in which five further cubes grow from one cube. The seemingly technical title refers to the year of creation, the shape (hexahedron) and the design. The cubes are reduced in size by a factor of 0.44902, and the proportions follow the golden ratio, creating a particularly harmonious effect.

46. 3D Fraktal 03/H/dd

Hartmut Skerbisch, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture is a platform with the inscription "TERRA MY TERRA/PLANET SO SWEET/I CAN FEEL YOU/UNDER MY FEET". [inscriptions translated from german]

47. Terranian Platform

Thomas Stimm, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

A "pillar" made of precast concrete elements in the entrance area of the sculpture park. The sculpture is deliberately not elaborately or beautifully designed. This keeps the attention on the material itself and allows a sober view of the world.

48. Untitled

Heimo Zobernig, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

Two mirrors on poles stand on a hill between two paths. As they constantly turn in the wind, they constantly reflect different things. What is reflected in them symbolizes a view into two different worlds. For the moments in which the mirrors are reflected in each other, a connection is created between these two worlds.

49. Zog den Helfer unterm Teppich hervor [Pulled forth the helper from under the carpet]

Tobias Pils, 2004

Location: Alpine Garden

Positioned in front of the entrance to the Austrian Sculpture Park, the freestanding, twisted sculpture looks very imposing. It depicts the layout of Austria and the four new neighboring countries.

50. EU & YOU, Objekt anlässlich der Erweiterung der Europäischen Union 2004

Boris Podrecca, 2004

Location: car park

The sculpture "Antisocial daughter" stands as an abstract and reduced tree form between mixed forest trees and within the undergrowth and bushes of a clearing.

51. Asoziale Tochter [Anti-social daughter]

Tobias Rehberger, 2004

Location: Alpine Garden

In the middle of the sculpture park, behind the Berggartencafé. A large inflating ball that implodes with a bang and collapses is one of our youngest visitors' favorite works.

52. gesture

Werner Reiterer, 2003/04

Location: Alpine Garden

In the alpine garden of the sculpture park there is a diagonally rising concrete wall. It has small pieces of mirror on the underside. The environment is refracted by the sunlight in the shards.

53. Materialprobe: Sieg über die Sonne, Kunst sich über die Natur lustig zu machen

Gustav Troger, 2004

Location: Alpine Garden

An oversized suitcase handle is positioned on the edge of one of the largest earth pyramids in the sculpture park.

54. Die Erdkugel als Koffer

Peter Weibel, 2004

Location: Alpine Garden

An upside-down diving board with an upside-down ladder at a depth of three meters.

55. -3m Brett [-3 meter board]

Markus Wilfling, 2004

Location: Pheasant Garden

A small pink detached house stands by the water lily pond next to the Berggartencafé. Accessible via a footbridge, three projections can be viewed inside.

56. watermusic

Eva & Adele, 2003/04

Location: Alpine Garden

Three large crosses stand in the sculpture park. The possibility of hammering in a nail makes the artwork interactive.

57. Painting to Hammer a Nail In / Cross Version

Yoko Ono, 2005 (1990, 1999, 2000)

Location: Alpine Garden

A sphere made of six metal circles rises from an earth pyramid above the water lily pond. It is one four-millionth of the earth.

58. Sphäre 315 [Sphere 315]

Hartmut Skerbisch, 2005

Location: Alpine Garden

A glass labyrinth by Matta Wagnest stands in the Pheasant Garden and provides interesting perspectives from inside and outside.

59. Labyrinth

Matta Wagnest, 2005

Location: Pheasant Garden

The sculpture in the shape of a stealth ship rests on the meadow. It is covered with beige-colored panels and cannot be detected by radar due to its shape.

60. Tiger Stealth

Peter Sandbichler, 2009

Location: Alpine Garden

A room made of round metal tubes, in which walls and objects are only outlines. The shadow lines are supplemented by angular steel tubes.

61. Unità Cellulare

Giuseppe Uncini, 1967/2008

Location: Alpine Garden

Sails mounted on tilting poles rise up at the rear of the pheasant garden. They move in the wind.

62. Siamese Shadow

Martin Walde, 2003 (work in progress) 2008

Location: Pheasant Garden (currently not on display)

There are 3 small birch trees next to the entrance to the park. They rotate at regular intervals and seem to dance with each other.

63. Tanzende Bäume [Dancing Trees]

Timm Ulrichs, 1997/2010

Location: Alpine Garden

An ark of living trees is currently being created in the Berggarten. For more than a decade, the 25-metre-long wooden scaffolding has served as a temporary support for the plant growth. The wooden scaffolding was removed in 2024.

64. Arche aus lebenden Bäumen [Ark made of living trees]

Mario Terzic, 1998/2010-2011

Location: Alpine Garden

The sculpture denies access to 999 ingots made of the finest concrete. The neatly stacked ingots are surrounded by a grid.

65. Wertverschiebung [Shift of Value]

Wolfgang Becksteiner, 2010

Location: Alpine Garden

A golden tank wagon for transporting liquids such as mineral oil is decorated with a horizontal euro currency sign, which transforms the figure into a horned idol. It is located in front of the parking lot outside the park grounds and is the first sculpture that invites you to visit.

66. Das Goldene Kalb [The golden Calf]

Hans Hollein, 2011

Location: driveway (Thalerhofstraße)

A white Carrara marble block lies on the edge of the roof of the Berggarten café. It is supported by a tree trunk that at first glance seems out of place.

67. Untitled

Mandla Reuter, 2013

Location: Berggartencafé

Ursprünglich computergenerierte Skulptur, die aus Metall gefertigt wurde. Sie abgerundet geformt und liegt auf einem Sockel aus Beton, der aus einem abfallenden Hang hervorsteht.

68. Placement (Giardini)

Manfred Wakolbinger, 2012

Location: Alpine Garden

On an island by the lotus flower pond, a construction made of sheet steel circles a tree trunk located there. A place to linger.

69. Ohne Titel

Peter Kogler, 2014

Location: Pheasant Garden

Several large steel brackets protruding from the ground. Originally, these were covered with foil, as can be seen in the picture. The construction is reworked every year by a school class or group of students.

70. In Then Out

Klasse Tobias Rehberger, Städelschule Frankfurt, Artist in Residence 2014,

Location: Alpine Garden

71. Espenkuppel [Aspen Dome]

Bernhard Leitner, 2015

Location: Alpine Garden

A room without walls consists only of a floor slab. Created as part of a project at the Kunsthaus Graz, it now serves as a platform for other artists in the sculpture park.

72. Untitled (Project space/Platform)

Eric Kläring/Heimo Zobernig, 2013/2016

Location: Alpine Garden

Large letters P and F with a lower case "plamen" at the top of the F. The letters are a reference to the lettering on the title page of an issue of the former Czechoslovakian magazine for literature, art and life plamen (German: Flamme) from 1965. At the same time, Plamen is the first name of the Austrian-Bulgarian artist.

73. Pour féliciter, pour féliciter, pour féliciter, plamen

Plamen Dejanoff, 2015

Location: Berggartencafé

A swollen detached house that thematizes wealth and consumption.

74. Fat House

Erwin Wurm, 2003

Location: Alpine Garden

Dark cast on a stone base; abstract shapes with no front or back

75. DichteDichter II

Gunter Damisch, 1991/2013

Location: Pheasant Garden

The work consists of oversized white cones made of absorbent cotton hanging high in the branches.

76. Apparat für Park [Apparatus for Park]

Martin Gostner, 1991/2019

Location: Alpine Garden

An oversized garden fence that incorporates the surroundings outside the sculpture park. The roof of a typical detached house protrudes from behind the wall of the park, appearing strangely small, almost sunken, due to the oversized fence.

77. Unser Gartenzaun [Our Garden Fence]

Suchart Wannaset, 2018

Location: Alpine Garden

A concrete bunker in the shape of a beehive or warhead with three vertical openings. These resemble embrasures. There is a metal hatch at the top.

78. Bienenstock Bunker [Beehive Bunker]

Chris Burden, 2003

Location: car park

A sculpture made of photovoltaic peneels of various ages.

79. sunset

Judith Fegerl, 2021

Location: Alpine Garden

Six concrete stones in a row, modeled on the original limestone. Next to it, at the same distance, a 0.4-fold version of one of the stones.

80. sechs komma vier [six point four]

Christoph Weber, 2021

Location: Alpine Garden

Der Infopavillon beim Eingangsbereich des Skulpturenparks wurde von Michael Schuster als Kunstwerk neu entworfen.


Michael Schuster, 2008/2024

Location: car park/entrance