City center in winter
© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

It's time – time for ice

Skating like in a fairytale

Vienna's only rooftop ice rink is the Engelmann Artificial Ice Rink. It 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 building in the 17th district since the 1970s – rounds on the ice are made directly under the open sky. Skating under the open sky is also possible at the Vienna Ice Skating Club near the Stadtpark – the Vienna Ice Skating Club was established in 1867 and is over 150 years old!

Fancy a Viennese winter fairytale? From December, you can glide in front of the magnificent backdrop of City Hall and on the romantic paths through the fairytale decorations of City Hall Park at the Vienna Ice World.

Keep moving

Baroque Viennese parks and gardens make for a welcome change, not only in summer. The imperial parks and Baroque boulevards also have something to offer in winter and invite you to go for a walk. The only thing to note are the revised opening hours. Mostly, the gardens open a little later and close earlier. What about, say, a walk through the wonderful palace park in Schönbrunn up to the Gloriette, or around St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna city center?

With sufficient snowfall, several centrally located meadows of Vienna's parks transform into toboggan runs.

Due to the current situation, changes may be made at short notice. Please inform yourself additionally on the website of the respective provider.

Skating:

Engelmann artificial ice rink

Syringgasse 6-14, 1170 Wien
  • Opening times

    • 08 December to 08 March
    • Mo, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 20:00
    • We, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 19:00
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Vienna Ice World

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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Wiener Eislaufverein

Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Wien
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Keep moving:

Maria-Theresien-Platz

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
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Gloriette

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße, 1130 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Adults   €4,50
  • 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

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

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

      wheelchair-accessible restroom, approx. 50 m to the west in the park,

       

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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Tu, 06:00 - 22:00
    • We, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Th, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Fr, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Sa, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 07:00 - 22:00
  • Guided tours

    • Guided tour of the Cathedral, daily

      • 3 pm, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the Cathedral english, Monday - Saturday

      • 10.30 am, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour

      • Monday - Saturday, 10 - 11.30 am
      • Monday - Saturday, 1.30 - 4.30 pm
      • Sunday and holidays, 1.30 - 4.30 pm

      Elevator to the Pummerin

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Ascend the South Tower of the Cathedral

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Evening tour including tour of the roof (July - September)

      • Saturday, 7 pm
  • 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).

      Evening guided tours with roof tour and guided tours of the catacombs are are not wheelchair-accessible.

       

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Toboggan runs: 

Playground on the Jesuitenwiese meadow

Prater, 1020 Wien
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