Fancy a Viennese winter fairytale? From the middle of November to the beginning of March, glide in front of the magnificent backdrop of City Hall and on the romantic path through City Hall Park at the Vienna Ice World (November 16, 2018 to March 3, 2019).
Artistic turns under the open sky can also be made at the Vienna Ice Skating Club (October 20, 2018 to March 3, 2019) near the Stadtpark - the Vienna Ice Skating Club was established in 1867 and is over 150 years old! The Engelmann artificial ice rink (October 26, 2018 to March 10, 2019) 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 since the 1970s - rounds on the ice are made directly under the open sky. Fun making big loops is also offered by the Erste Bank Arena(October 14, 2018 to March 30, 2019), the Wiener Stadthalle (winter season: October 21, 2018 to March 10, 2019); public skating is also possible in the summer months in the "EisStadthalle" - more information about this here) and Eisring Süd (October 21, 2018 to March 3, 2019).
Curling lanes in Vienna
You can go curling in Vienna at the Vienna Christmas World on Rathausplatz from November. At the Vienna Ice World (also on City Hall Square), there are another eight lanes from January 18, 2019, on which sporty curling players can put their skills to the test. The curling stones can also be swung on two lanes in the Christmas Village on the University Campus (daily from November 17 to December 23, 2018). Around the Badeschiff (Pool Boat), the "ParadEIS" (from November 10, 2018) on the Danube Canal promises a successful winter’s evening with four curling lanes (two on land, two on the pool boat itself - click here for online bookings).
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. In winter, swimmers also get their money's worth and can swim their laps in an indoor pool of their choice.
Ice skating rinks
Vienna Ice WorldRathausplatz, 1010 Wien
- middle of January to mid- March
- daily, 10:00 - 22:00
Wiener EislaufvereinLothringerstraße 22, 1030 Wien
- +43 01 7136353 (43 01 7136353)
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 25% off
- middle of October to the beginning of March
- Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
- Sa - Su, 09:00 - 20:00
- on holidays, 09:00 - 20:00
- Tu - Fr, 09:00 - 21:00
Engelmann artificial ice rinkSyringgasse 14, 1170 Wien
Erste Bank ArenaAttemsgasse 1, 1220 Wien
- middle of October to the end of March
- Sa, 13:00 - 20:00
- on holidays - Su, 09:00 - 17:00
Die EisStadthalle.Vogelweidplatz 14 (Halle C), 1150 Wien
City Hall SquareRathausplatz, 1010 Wien
Altes AKH Campus of the University of ViennaSpitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
BadeschiffDonaukanal (Schwedenplatz/Urania), 1010 Wien
- Bar daily, 08:00 - 01:00
- Kitchen daily, 11:45 - 22:00
- Pool in summer daily, 08:00 - 20:00
Remise - Wiener Linien Transport MuseumErdbergstraße 109, 1030 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1€ off
- We, 09:00 - 18:00
- Sa - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- no steps
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps.
- Main entrance
Cross-country skiing in Vienna
Certified sledding hills: www.wien.gv.at/english/environment/parks/sledge.html