A day in Vienna with the family
Adia is exploring Vienna for a day with her two sons. In the Vienna/Now video, the three of them show us the places they love most – maybe they are or will be your favorites too...
Observe animals! At the Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world with over 250 years in existence. Many animal lovers also consider it the most beautiful zoo in the world, since the enclosures have a particularly spacious and natural design. You can find more than 700 animal species here, including lions, tigers, orangutans, hippos, pandas, horned rhinos, sharks and cute lemurs and meerkats. Frequently their adorable babies are also nearby.
Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburgs residence, is a treasure trove for families. The Baroque Garden’s marvelous grounds invites children to romp around outdoors. Don’t miss the Gloriette! The view of Vienna from the 20-meter observation platform is stunning. Young and old can also play hide-and-seek in the 2,700 m² Maze & Labyrinth. And there are many play stations at the Labyrinthikon playground. Indoors, at the hands-on children’s museum, you can learn about the daily life of the emperor’s children and see some of the 1,441 rooms once occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth (the famous “Sisi”). The puppet theater spirits children away into a realm of fantasy.
Gänsehäufel is a kind of “pool inside a pool”: it is simultaneously a large island (formerly for breeding geese) and a public swimming area at and in the Old Danube. You can choose to jump into a pool or dive into the clear water of the Old Danube all around. Lots of action can be had on the water slides. A summer feeling in Viennese. By the way, those who enjoy lofty views can enjoy the ascents at the Gänsehäufel Climbing Park.
From the Giant Ferris Wheel to the Schweizerhaus, the 300,000 m² iconic Viennese Prater Amusement Park offers you historic rides as well as modern attractions. Here you can get shaken, rattled and tossed into the air. As well as frightened, startled and amused. The little ones can ride the Zwergerlbahn while the daredevils whirl in circles on the Praterturm at speeds of up to 60 km/h and a height of 95 meters. A spin on the Giant Ferris Wheel, in contrast, is relaxing for everyone, as is a walk in the adjacent greenspace of the Prater.
Tip: On the road with ivie
The ivie app – a digital tour guide – can accompany you as you explore Vienna. Not only can ivie lead the way, it also knows Vienna like the back of its hand. Insider tips, curious anecdotes and stories about special places all over Vienna are waiting for you.
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