People on the Jesuit Meadow in Vienna’s Prater

Picnic Sites in Vienna

Those who prefer to picnic in an idyllic meadow should head to the Vienna Prater. The many sunbathing lawns invite you to linger; secluded walks guarantee a romantic atmosphere. You can also rent a pedal boat and enjoy your snack on the waters of the Heustadlwasser in the Prater. 

But in Vienna you can also picnic in the center of the city: There are even free deck chairs in the Sigmund-Freud-Park between the university and the Votive Church in the summer! Those who prefer an imperial ambiance should make an excursion to the Burggarten, where a meadow has been opened to picnickers. There is also the Baroque Augarten.

Did you know that the picnic originates from France? Nobility first celebrated food in the open at the beginning of the 18th century.

Cobenzl, located above Grinzing,is recommended for a picnic with a view of Vienna. Here you will find a farm that promises relaxation and fun especially for children. The Himmelwiese is just a short walk away, which rewards you not only with a beautiful panorama of Vienna, but also entices you with "talking trees" in the "Life Tree Circle" and with the Sisi Chapel. Below, you can follow in the footsteps of Sigmund Freud in the Bellevuewiese. The famous Viennese founder of psychoanalysis is said to have spent a lot of time here. A memorial stone serves to remember him.

Ready-packed picnic baskets:

If you prefer something a little more comfortable, you can order a jam-packed picnic basket by telephone from the Villa Aurora am Wilhelminenberg and make yourself comfortable in the garden with a panoramic view of Vienna. The restaurant "La Crêperie" also puts together picnic baskets in various assortments and invites you to a rowboat ride on the old Danube. And Lake Hirschstetten is the ideal spot if you‟d like to go for a swim after your picnic. At Restaurant Hermes in the Hermesvilla, guests can choose from a variety of basket variations and then retreat for a cozy picnic in the Lainz Game Reserve. Those who prefer a picnic in a central location should collect their well-stocked gourmet picnic basket (choice of three varieties) from Palais Coburg - which can even provide a blanket.

Note: Place order with all providers at least 24 hours before collection.

Tip for wine lovers:

Either pack your rucksack yourself or pick up and enjoy a picnic basket from one of several Vienna wine taverns. For example, the Heurige Kierlinger has a potpourri of house wines and delicacies ready for you from May through September. But please reserve your basket one day in advance. Then there‟s nothing standing in the way of a culinary intermezzo in the vineyards!

Green Prater between Praterstern and Winterhafen

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (1.-Mai-Strasse)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.

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Sigmund Freud Park

Straße des Achten Mai//Votivkirche, 1090 Wien
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Cobenzl Country Estate, Vienna

Cobenzl 96a , 1190 Wien
  • Opening times

    • November to the beginning of February
      Sa - Su & hols., 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
    • March to October
      Daily from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
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Oktogon Am Himmel and "Life Tree Circle"

Himmelstraße/Höhenstraße, 1190 Wien
  • Opening times

    • We - Fr, 12:00 - 22:00
    • Sa - Su, 11:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 22:00
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Himmelstrasse 115, 1190 Wien
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Villa Aurora

Wilhelminenstraße 237, 1160 Wien
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Hirschstetten bathing pond (Badeteich Hirschstetten)

Badeteich Hirschstetten, 1220 Wien
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Hermes Café Restaurant Labstelle

Hermesvilla / Lainzer Tiergarten, 1130 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su
    • 9.00 am until half an hour before the Lainz Game Reserve closes, but not later than 7.00 pm
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Kierlinger Vineyards & Wine Tavern

Kahlenberger Straße 20, 1190 Wien
  • Comments

    • Awarded as Vienna’s top heuriger with proven quality

  • Opening times

    • See website for opening dates and times.
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