Getting a magnificent view over Vienna


KahlenbergYou always want to see the city you are holidaying at also from above? Then check out our list of great lookouts in Vienna. They are especially nice to visit now when the weather is so fine.

The highest building in Vienna is the Donauturm. From there you have a wonderful view over Vienna. Moreover, there is a café and restaurant; both of them are rotating in order for you the have an alternating view while you are enjoying your food.
Where?: Donauturmstraße/Mispelweg 8, 1220 Vienna
Public Transport: U1 underground stop Kaisermühlen, then taking the bus 20A until the stop Donauturm
Website: Donauturm

Lainzer Tiergarten
A nice walking area and for a Viennese a typical destination for a Sunday trip is the Lainzer Tiergarten. There are great observation points such as the Wiener Blick and the Hubertuswarte.
Where?: 1130, 1230 Vienna
Public Transport: U4 underground stop Hütteldorf
Website: Lainzer Tiergarten

If you are a wine lover, then you should walk around Kahlenberg for having a beautiful view over Vienna and enjoying a nice glass of wine at one of the many Heurigen.
Where?: 1190 Vienna
Public Transport: U4 underground stop Heiligenstadt, then take the bus 38A and get off, where you like or you can walk to the top (takes a couple of hours)
Website: Kahlenberg

Take a ride with the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoy a wonderful view over the city.
Where?: Riesenradplatz 1, 1022 Vienna
Public Transport: U1/U2 underground stop Praterstern
Website: Riesenrad

To get a look over the inner city of Vienna, you can either take the elevator (North Tower) or stairs (South Tower) up.
Where?: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Public Transport: U1/U3 underground stop Stephansplatz
Website: Stephansdom

DC Tower
Nearly as high as the Donauturm, the DC tower terrace offers a great view over Vienna as well.
Where?: Donau-City-Straße 7, 1220 Vienna
Public Transport: U1 underground stop Donauinsel
Website: Skyterrace DC Tower

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