Couple kissing in front of the Imperial Palace

Romance in Vienna

Winding lanes, arcade-lined courtyards, time-honored palaces: in Vienna, the city center is especially romantic. In the oldest quarters of the city on the Danube around St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the narrow lanes are paved with cobblestones as they were centuries ago, while a stroll along Schönlaterngasse or Domgasse becomes an encounter with the past. Romantic walks can also be found on Spittelberg, a quarter in the 7th district with beautifully preserved houses from the Biedermeier period.

Of course, Vienna is particularly romantic in the spring. The chestnut trees blossom in the Prater, 400 types of rose bloom in the Volksgarten, and the fragrance of lilac pervades the city's many other parks. You don't need to walk in Vienna to enjoy the atmosphere - a ride in a horse-drawn carriage has its very own romantic aspects. On the edge of town, the vineyards in the 19th district and the greenery of the Vienna Woods are particularly idyllic and offer a wonderful view of the city. Then it's off to a heuriger, one of the typically Viennese wine taverns that have long been places of pilgrimage for (new) lovers.

Also atmospheric is a boat ride on the Old Danube, in particular the full moon rides with a glass of Prosecco. The restaurant "La Crêperie" even puts together a variety of picnic baskets for the boat ride. Lovers can also have a picnic basket put together by the Villa Aurora on Wilhelminenberg and seek out a romantic spot with a view of Vienna.

Waltzing romantics will feel right at home at one of the numerous balls, which are held in Vienna not just during Carnival. Romantic dance evenings can also be enjoyed on a (private) waltz dancing course. For many people, a candlelight dinner is the very essence of romance. A candlelight dinner for two is offered by, for example, the Romantic Crystal Dinner in Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel. One of the most famous pictures of a couple kissing is also exhibited in Vienna: in the Belvedere, lovers can view Gustav Klimt's masterpiece "The Kiss" up close and even exchange a quick peck themselves.

Schönlaterngasse

Schönlaterngasse, 1010 Wien

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.

Villa Aurora

Wilhelminenstraße 237, 1160 Wien

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.

Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27 , 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parking space for visitors with disabilities in front of the entrance at Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Parking: 10 am – 6 pm
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Reduced admission for persons with disabilities and their escorts (3 Euro each). Tours in Austrian sign language, "seeing differently" (tactile tours) for the blind and visually impaired in groups are possible in the Upper and Lower Belvedere.

    • Comments

      People with visual impairments can be collected from the nearest tram station. Please provide information on this when making arrangement. Trained seeing-eye dogs (with ID) may be taken into all areas of the collection. A wheelchair is available at the cloakroom for visitors who have difficulty walking. Some seating is also available in the exhibition rooms or will be provided during the tours.

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