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
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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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Villa Aurora

Wilhelminenstraße 237, 1160 Wien
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Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 01 January to 08 January
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 09 January to 27 January
      wegen Renovierungsarbeiten geschlossen/closed for renovation
    • 28 January to 13 February
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 14 February
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 15 February to 05 March
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 06 March to 28 April
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 29 April to 03 September
      täglich/daily 09:00 - 23:45
    • 04 September to 01 October
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 23:45
    • 02 October to 05 November
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 06 November to 17 November
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 18 November to 23 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 24 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 16:45
    • 25 December to 30 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 31 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 02:00
    • Please note that closure dates and opening hours may be subject to slight changes.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   200  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at parking garage Ausstellungsstraße
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and to the restaurant / café: no steps.
      Ramp for wheelchair, all special wagons of the Ferris Wheel are suitable for extra wide wheelchairs.

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Belvedere

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27 , 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Upper Belvedere daily, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Lower Belvedere & Orangerie daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Upper Belvedere Fr, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Lower Belvedere & Orangerie Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • 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. 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. The following topics can be booked at all times:
      • A palace to touch – the new touching model of the Upper Belvedere
      • Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and his time
      • Gustav Klimt’s main work “The Kiss”

    • 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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