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     Ice-skating in front of City Hall

Winter sports

Ice skating

Feel like a Viennese winter fairy-tale? Let yourself be whisked away at the Vienna Ice World (January 21 - March 6, 2016) in front of the magnificent backdrop of Vienna's City Hall on a romantic path through City Hall Park. Open from the end of January until the beginning of March.

You can also carve ornate curves under the skies at the Wiener Eislaufverein (October 24, 2015 to March 6, 2016) near the Stadtpark or right on the roofs of Vienna: The Engelmann artificial ice rink (October 23, 2015 to March 6, 2016) was established over 100 years ago as the first open-air artificial ice-rink in the world and has been located on the roof of a house since the 1970s. Fun making big loops is also offered by the Albert Schultz Eishalle (3 October 2015 to 30 March, 2016), the Wiener Stadthalle (public skating is also possible in the summer months in the "EisStadthalle" - more information about this here) and Eisring Süd (25 October, 2015 to 6 March, 2016). 

Curling lanes in Vienna

There's an ice rink with two curling lanes on the Badeschiff (Pool Boat) in Vienna. Punch, mulled wine and other treats also ensure a good atmosphere. Things get hot on the curling lane in the MuseumsQuartier on cold winter's days as well. The curling stones can also be swung on two lanes in the Christmas Village in the Altes AKH. At Vienna Ice World on City Hall Square, there are even eight lanes on which sporty curling players can put their skills to the test.

Made-to-measure fun on skis

Skiers wend their way down the artificial ice slope of the Hohe Wand Wiese. HOWEVER: Please check the status of operations in advance, as the ski slope is suffering in the current warm temperatures.

As soon as there is a 20 cm blanket of snow, cross-country skiers can enjoy eight attractively prepared runs in the Prater, on Wienerberg, Cobenzl Hill, the Steinhof grounds, in Schwarzenberg Park, around the Pappelteich pond in Maurerwald and on the Danube Island. The runs are suitable for beginners as well.


With sufficient snowfall, several meadows in Vienna’s parks transform into toboggan runs. You can toboggan with assured snow in the Prater, where a toboggan run with artificial snow is created on the hill of the Jesuitenwiese meadow when the temperature falls below -2° C, or on the Kaffeehausberg in Danube Park, which also has snow-making equipment.

Indoor sports and fitness centers

When it's ice cold outside things get hot in Vienna's sports and fun halls with a broad range of indoor sports such as climbing, tennis and badminton. Sweat and success factor are in balance in the countless Vienna fitness studios.

Ice skating rinks

City Hall Square (Rathausplatz)

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien

Wiener Eislaufverein

Lothringerstrasse 22, 1030 Wien

Albert Schultz Ice Rink

Attemsgasse 1, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • end of October to the beginning of March
    • Mo - We, 09:00 - 16:50
    • We, 12:00 - 16:50
    • Th, 09:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 13:00 - 17:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 16:20
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 16:20
    • Every Saturday: 1.00 pm – 5.50 pm ice disco

Die EisStadthalle.

Vogelweidplatz 14 (Halle C), 1150 Wien


High Hills Vienna (Hohe Wand Wiese)

Mauerbachstraße 174, 1140 Wien
  • Prices

    • Children (3 to 6 years)   €2
    • Children (7 to 15 years)   €3
    • Adults   €4
  • Opening times

Cross-country skiing in Vienna

Sledding hills

Playground on the Jesuitenwiese meadow

Prater, 1020 Wien

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Vienna sports halls

Vienna fitness centers

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