The view from above
There can hardly be a sight more spectacular than from the tallest building in Austria: the 57 Restaurant & Lounge in the DC Tower offers 360-degree panoramic views over Vienna. It occupies the top two floors of the 250-meter skyscraper designed by Parisian star architect Dominique Perrault, with its instantly recognizable zigzag façade. Close by, in the middle of the green Danube Park, stands the Danube Tower, opened in 1964. In addition to a viewing platform, a restaurant and a café revolve slowly around the tower.
From the Do & Co restaurant in the Haas House (designed by Hans Hollein) the colorful tiles on the roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral seem almost close enough to touch. The roof terrace bar at Hotel Lamée also boasts great views of the cathedral, though it is only open during the summer – as is the Ritz-Carlton’s Atmosphere Rooftop Bar. All of the city’s major sights, from the Giant Ferris Wheel to the Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles), can be seen from Sky & Roofgarden.
Das Loft at the hotel SO/ Vienna, designed by Jean Nouvel and situated on the Danube canal, also offers a fantastic panoramic vista. Diners and guests enjoying a relaxing drink at the bar can take in the 18th-floor views beneath the colorful ceiling artwork created by Pipilotti Rist. The Italian star architect Renzo Piano designed the Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere. Sixty meters up on the 16th floor is the Aurora Rooftop Bar with extraordinary cocktail creations and an equally extraordinary view of the city.
Alternatively, a tour of the roof of the Natural History Museum offers impressive views of the old town and the Ringstrasse, and can be booked in combination with one of the dinner evenings held at the museum. A similar view can be enjoyed from the Justizcafé on the roof of the Palace of Justice (a little-known tip even amongst the Viennese), as well as from the roof terrace bar at the 25hours Hotel near the MuseumsQuartier. A former anti-aircraft tower is now home to the House of the Sea, the 360° Ocean Sky on the top floor offers drinks with a fantastic panoramic view.
57 Restaurant & Lounge
- Restaurant Tu - Fr, 18:00 - 00:00
- Restaurant Sa, 17:00 - 00:00
- Lounge Mo - Th, 17:00 - 00:00
- Lounge Fr - Sa, 16:00 - 01:00
- Lounge Su, 15:00 - 22:00
Lounge: reservation required
Danube Tower Vienna Turm Restaurant & Turm Café
- Turmrestaurant We - Su, 11:30 - 16:00
- Turmrestaurant We - Su, 18:00 - 22:15
- Turmcafé daily, 10:30 - 22:30
Observation terrace & lift: 10 a.m.-10.30 p.m.
- (Double swinging doors)
- Ramp 100 cm long , 118 cm wide , 10 cm high
Car parks Main entrance
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Door 85 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
Access to the viewing terrace (150 m): no steps, via elevator, (limit of three wheelchairs permitted on the terrace at one time), there are special ramps (width: 99 cm, height: 25 cm) to enable wheelchair users to enjoy the view over Vienna. Due to company operation restrictions (evacuation routes), wheelchairs are only allowed up to the viewing terrace level (150 m).
Central floor (165 m): 25 steps up to restaurant (170 m), 25 steps down to the café (160 m). Not wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair users only with companion (1 companion per wheelchair user free of charge). No wheelchair-accessible restroom.
Seeing-eye dogs (with muzzle and leash) permitted. Strollers must not be transported in the elevators (can be left at the elevator/shop counter).
- Main entrance
Do & Co Stephansplatz
- daily, 12:00 - 15:00
- daily, 18:00 - 00:00
Atmosphere Rooftop Bar The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
- daily, 17:30 - 01:00
In good weather
Sky & Roofgarden Café Restaurant Bar
- Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 00:00
- on holidays - Su, 12:00 - 22:00
Das Loft Hotel SO/ Vienna
- Frühstück Mo - Fr, 06:30 - 10:30
- Frühstück Sa - Su, 07:00 - 12:00
- on holidays, 07:00 - 12:00
- Dinner daily, 18:00 - 00:00
- Bar Su - Th, 16:00 - 01:00
- Bar Su, 16:00 - 02:00
Different opening hours in summer - see website.
Aurora Rooftop Bar Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
- Su - Th, 16:00 - 00:00
- Fr - Sa, 16:00 - 01:00
Café-restaurant in the Museum of Natural History
- We - Mo, 10:00 - 18:30
- Mo - Fr, 08:00 - 16:00
Attic bar (Dachboden-Bar) in the 25hours hotel
- daily, 15:00 - 01:00