Cacti on rocks in the Desert Experience House

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Warmly recommended: places to warm up

An unhurried breakfast, a dip in hot springs, or a relaxed visit to a museum: winter in Vienna is the coziest time of year. The warmest places in Vienna offer us a place of refuge from the biting cold.

Breakfast by the open fire at Burggasse24

Burggasse24 is more than just an address: visitors here will find a trendy vintage shop and a café that also serves as an exhibition venue. Colorful oriental carpets and unusual pieces of furniture catch the eye the moment you step inside. What makes Burggasse24 one of the hottest places in Vienna is the crackling fireplace in the corner. You'll almost be tempted to grab a pair of 1980s balloon silk jogging pants from the vintage store and feel right at home on one of the couches. Unusual breakfast combinations such as bulgur porridge with coconut milk will warm you from the inside.

Tropical temperatures in the Butterfly House

If you fancy a spontaneous tropical vacation, then head for the Butterfly House in Vienna's Burggarten. It's not only cozy and warm here but also wonderfully colorful. Iridescent butterflies flutter gently through the tropical ambience – and for a few hours you can forget that freezing cold Vienna is waiting outside.

Swimming in style in the Amalienbad baths

Swimming up and down on the surface of the water on your back and dreaming of the sea: the Amalienbad makes it possible. In the Favoriten district of Vienna, the hot saunas and the warm water in the pools awaken your inner spirits. This Art Nouveau gem is not only one of the oldest baths in Vienna but also one of the most beautiful, thanks to its impressive architecture and the fine mosaics.

 It's crackling in the Brennpunkt. Heating Museum

The diverse cultural landscape is also abundantly evident on our list of the hottest places in Vienna: the Brennpunkt. Heating Museum presents old ovens, boiler systems and artistically designed radiators, and answers questions on the subject of heating that have probably never been asked before. That makes it unique in the world and definitely the hottest museum tip for cold days in Vienna.

Between desert and palms in Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn is also worth a trip in winter: because the Palm House and Desert Experience House in the palace park are among the most pleasant places in Vienna in winter. The Palm House in Schönbrunn palace park is the biggest and last of its kind in the whole of Europe. It is home to flora from different climatic zones – frost flowers are definitely not among them. Directly opposite, you'll feel like you're on a dune expedition in the authentic sand landscape of the Desert Experience House.

Aux Gazelles: bathing like in the Orient

The "hammam", the classic oriental steam bath is, if you will, the Orient Express of the bathing facilities. Vienna's best-known hammam is located in Aux Gazelles. Everyone can find their preferred level of heat in three different temperature zones. Apart from the bathing rooms, there's also a Salon de Thé, a Salon de Beauté and a bazaar. A whole bunch of possibilities, therefore, to turn your back on the cold outside for a couple of hours. It's sure to warm the heart of every icicle.

Burggasse 24

Burggasse 24
1070 Vienna

The Butterfly House (Schmetterlinghaus)

Burggarten/Palmenhaus
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 15:45
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (93 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Amalienbad Pool

Reumannplatz 23
1100 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • October to April
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 21:30
    • Th, 07:00 - 21:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 21:30
    • Sa, 07:00 - 20:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 18:00

Palm House (Palmenhaus) in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Swinging doors110 cm wide)
      • Ramp 110 cm long , 18 cm high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).

    • Comments

      Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.

Desert Experience House

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • May to September
      daily 9 a.m. - 6 pm., last admission 5:30 p.m.
    • October to April
      daily 9 a.m. - 5 pm., last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        near Hietzing entrance, about 100 meters from building
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition rooms: no steps.

Aux Gazelles

Rahlgasse 5
1060 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Restaurant Tu - Sa, 11:30 - 00:00
    • Hammam & Salon de Beauté We - Sa, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Hammam & Brunch Su, 11:00 - 18:00

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