Danube Tower

Viewing points in Vienna

A landmark of the city, St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of the most popular viewing points in Vienna. The architectural masterpiece in the heart of the city center can be ascended in two ways: an elevator takes visitors to the viewing platform on the north tower, where the large cathedral bell 'Die Pummerin' is located. A somewhat more strenuous option is to climb the 343 steps of the tight spiral staircase to the Türmerstube in the south tower, which is almost 137 meters high. The view of the historic center is fantastic from both viewing points. A ride in a gondola on the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater offers magnificent panoramic views of the city and impressive views of the spacious green area at the foot of this Viennese landmark. And in the Schönbrunn Palace Park, another sightseeing must in Vienna, it is worth climbing the hill to the Gloriette and enjoying the historic view of the city from on high.

The Danube Tower, built in 1964 on the occasion of the Vienna International Garden Show, is a great viewing point because of its height. Two elevators whoosh you up in 35 seconds to the rotating restaurant at a height of 165 meters with panoramic views across the whole of Vienna and the surrounding area. In the city center, it is worth visiting the House of the Sea aquarium and vivarium, located near to the bustling Mariahilfer Strasse. From its viewing platform, you can see for miles across the urban roofscape.

In the DC Tower, the tallest building in Austria, a viewing terrace at 207 meters offers a stunning view of the city. And then there are, of course, the most beautiful viewing points in the green spaces, which can be explored on walks and hikes. Good places for a view of the whole city are Vienna's local mountains Kahlenberg, Leopoldsberg and Bisamberg, the Vienna Woods with their observation points and the vineyards on the outskirts of the city.

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 07:00 - 22:00
    • Guided tour of the Cathedral, duration approx. 30 minutes daily
    • English guided tour of the Cathedral, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 10:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 10:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Mo - Sa, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes Su, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour, duration approx. 30 minutes on holidays, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Elevator to the Pummerin bell (January – June & September – December) daily, 08:15 - 16:25
    • Elevator to the Pummerin bell (July & August) daily, 08:15 - 18:00
    • Ascend the South Tower of the Cathedral daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • July - September: Evening tour including tour of the roof Sa, 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Side entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swinging doors 90 cm wide )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Access to the Treasuries and museum by elevator (warning: steps!), not wheelchair-accessible, daily from 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Sun and public holidays.
      North Tower: access via elevator only (door width: 65 cm) and 12 steps (not wheelchair-accessible). South Tower: 343 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
      Parking space for visitors with disabilities (Singerstrasse).

Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €9
    • Children (3 to 14 years)  €4
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 11% off
  • Opening times

    • January to February
      Daily 10 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    • March to April
      Daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
    • May to September
      Daily 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
    • October
      Daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
    • November to December
      Daily 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., during the Christmas Market, daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   200  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      50 % discount for visitors with disabilities (ID necessary) and an escort.

    • Comments

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

Gloriette

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €2,50
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: Special offer
  • Opening times

    • April to June
      Viewing terrace daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • July to August
      Viewing terrace daily from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • September
      Viewing terrace daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • October
      Viewing terrace daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors   101  cm  wide )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance: 25 steps to the ticket office, 76 steps to the terrace, door width: Terrace: 101 cm, ticket office: 81 cm, single swinging doors, turnstile: 53 cm.

Danube Tower (Donauturm)

Donauturmstraße 4, 1220 Wien
  • Prices

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20% off (Elevator: –20 %.)
  • Opening times

    • Panoramic terrace and lift daily, 10:00 - 00:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swinging doors )
      • Ramp 100  cm  long ,   118  cm  wide ,  10  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 85 cm wide and 120 cm low , Door 85 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Observation terrace (at 150 m height) wheelchair-accessible via elevator (max. 3 wheelchairs at once). Special ramps (width: 99 cm, height: 25 cm) to allow wheelchair users to enjoy the view over Vienna. According to the building license, wheelchairs are prohibited on all other floors for safety reasons (escape routes). By way of compensation, wheelchair users can ride to the viewing terrace (150 m) for free.

      Central floor (165 m): 25 steps up to the restaurant (170 m), 25 steps down to the café (160 m, not accessible for wheelchair users). Wheelchair users only with escort (1 escort per wheelchair user at no charge). No wheelchair-accessible restroom in the tower (in Café-Restaurant Spoons, next to Danube Tower main entrance – same operator – wheelchair-accessible restroom available).

House of the Sea (Haus des Meeres)

Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1 (Esterházypark) , 1060 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €15,80
    • Children (3 to 5 years)  €4,90
    • Children (6 to 15 years)  €7,30
    • Tower stairs €5.00 (chip deposit €10.00)
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: Special gift
  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  100  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 250 cm wide and 200 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All exhibition rooms accessible by elevator, shark pool: 5 steps

DC Tower

Donau-City-Straße 1, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Aussichtsterrasse daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Letzte Auffahrt mit dem Hochgeschwindigkeitslift um 17.30 Uhr
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