You are here:

5 special places in spring

1. A round on the Giant Ferris Wheel on a glass platform

© Wiener Riesenrad

The Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater is a symbol of Vienna and now has a new attraction that definitely isn't for the nervous! Since April, it has been possible to do a round on the Giant Ferris Wheel while standing on a glass platform. Secured with only a cable, it is guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping. The spectacle on the so-called "Platform 9" lasts around 15 minutes. The price: €89 per person. Book your ticket here

2. Spring on a plate

Hotel Gilbert
© Gilbert

Hotel Gilbert is not just a green hotel with lots of plants on the façade and inside; here, the greenery is also served at the table. In the hotel restaurant &flora, everything revolves around vegetables – prepared in a sustainable and modern way. Chef Parvin Razavi cooks according to the conviction "From Leaf to Root" and uses all parts of vegetables and fruits. This is what spring tastes like.

3. Off to the ice cream parlor

Young couple eating ice cream in Vienna's Old City
© WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Vienna is kind of like the secret ice cream capital of Europe. In no other city is the density of ice cream parlors as high as it is in Vienna. That really is saying something. The quality is also unequaled. Many descendants of Italian immigrants have perfected the art of making ice cream in Vienna. You can taste the difference! In spring, Vienna's many ice cream parlors open their doors again. The Viennese have waited longingly for this moment to arrive.

4. Enjoying the fabulous flowers in Vienna's parks

Roses in the Volksgarten
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

Vienna is a city of flowers – and especially beautiful in spring. The city blossoms and lush flowers can be seen in all of Vienna's parks. Responsible for this are the gardeners of the Vienna Parks Department and the Bundesgärten (Federal Gardens), who lovingly tend to the plants. A great tip is to get yourself an ice cream and enjoy it in one of the many beautiful parks in Vienna city center.

5. Ai Weiwei at the Albertina modern

© Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery © 2022 Ai Weiwei

The Albertina modern dedicates itself to the impressive oeuvre of Ai Weiwei in a moving spring exhibition. It is the most comprehensive retrospective of the world-famous Chinese conceptual artist and activist ever curated. An exhibition that won't leave you cold. Highly recommended!

Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 13,50€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors200 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at parking garage Ausstellungsstraße
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and to the restaurant / café: no steps.
      Ramp for wheelchair, all special wagons of the Ferris Wheel are suitable for extra wide wheelchairs.

&flora Café-Brasserie

Breite Gasse 9
1070 Vienna

Albertina modern

Karlsplatz 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14,90€ / Discount: -2€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (135 cm wide)
        platform lift, automatic swing door
    • Elevator available
      • Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      A wheelchair will be provided for the duration of the visit to the exhibition (4 wheelchairs on the ground floor, 1 wheelchair available in the basement)

    • Comments

      Lift to all exhibitions

Recommend article

Please complete all the mandatory fields marked with an *.

The data and email addresses you provide will not be saved or used for other purposes.

From
To *

Subject: Recommendation from www.vienna.info

Rate this article
Rate this article

Feedback to the vienna.info editorial team

Please complete all the mandatory fields marked with an *.

Salutation *

Fancy more?