The gates allow a glimpse into the Rasumovsky gardens of an age gone by. Perhaps, with the help of one enthusiastic person, one day the gardens will bloom again.
This neo-Classical palace was originally the home of the Russian diplomat, Count Andrej K. Rasumovsky and later became home to Austria's Geological Institute. The street on which it sits is also named for the Count. Heavily bombed in WWII, the palace has been rebuilt and is now undergoing some additional repairs.