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The Vienna Donauturm: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket to the Danube Tower

1. Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket to the Danube Tower

Visit the magnificent Danube Tower and experience the tallest landmark of Vienna. Take the shuttle bus from either Alte Donau or Neue Donau metro stations to the tower, then head straight to the entrance with your skip-the-line ticket. The terrace at the Danube Tower comprises a fully accessible outdoor platform and a two-story glass-paned indoor section, where you can admire the unforgettable panorama of Vienna's gorgeous cityscape. The glassed-in terrace allows visitors to enjoy the view over Vienna in strong winds and bad weather conditions and has become a particularly popular venue for special occasions. At an altitude of 160 meters, the café offers homemade pastries, strudel, and cakes as well as a range of delicious Viennese coffee specialties and warm Austrian delicacies. The next floor houses the Danube Tower restaurant at an altitude of 170 meters. Both floors make one full rotation on their axes every 26 minutes, offering varied and fantastic views of the city.

Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

2. Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

Enjoy Viennese Heuriger music, just as the Viennese love it. Marion Zib from Radio Wienerlied brings the best heurigen duos of the city to the cozy ship MS Wien / MS Vindobona. Look forward to the very special atmosphere when the musicians go from table to table, accepting their music wishes and inviting you to sing. The ship embarks on a great Danube cruise where you circle the 2nd and 20th district of Vienna. Admire the modern and beautifully illuminated skyline of Vienna with the Danube Tower, the Danube Plate, and the DC Tower. Take a look at historic buildings such as the Anniversary Church, the Ringturm, or the Rossauer barracks. The onboard restaurant spoils you to the theme with typical delicacies from the cold and warm Heurigenbuffet. There is a different route in the winter, starting on November 3. See information about Route E in the activity photos.

Vienna: Danube River Cruise w/ optional Viennese Specialties

3. Vienna: Danube River Cruise w/ optional Viennese Specialties

Enjoy the Viennese scenery on this Danube River cruise with shorter and longer options available as well as the opportunity to try some typical Viennese cuisine. Admire 'modern Vienna' and 'green Vienna' as a part of the longer tour option or simply discover 'modern Vienna' on the shorter cruise. Enjoy views of ‘modern Vienna’ with the Danube plateau skyline, Danube Tower, and Millennium Tower. Travel via the Nussdorf lock system to reach the Danube Canal. Admire the architecture of the Hundertwasser-designed heating plant in Spittelau, the Roßau Barracks, and Ringturm. Make a short stop at the Vienna/City station at Schwedenplatz. Here, the shorter tour comes to an end. If you have selected the longer option, continue toward the green heart of Vienna and the woods of the Prater area. Sail downstream from the Freudenau Lock, past the shores of Danube Island, and past a grain silo that has been converted into a hotel and a stadium. Then, return to Reichsbrücke, where the extended tour comes to an end.

Vienna: Digital City Card with 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

4. Vienna: Digital City Card with 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Discover the capital of Austria and enjoy countless benefits in museums and sights, exhibitions, theatres, concerts, shops, 20% off consumption at each of the participating restaurants, and much more for the duration of your 7-day stay. This unique combination offers you free travel for 24, 48, or 72 hours with public transport, and you can use the 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any time during your stay in Vienna. See the city's famous highlights, such as the opera, the Votivkirche, the Prater or the Danube Tower. Drive past Schönbrunn Castle and discover the Arsenal and the Hofburg. Explore the city at your own pace, immerse yourself in the Vienna of the imperial era, and discover the life of the Habsburgs. Pass the imposing Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, the Heroes' Square, and the Capuchin Crypt. Along the way, learn about the importance of music for Vienna and about the famous musicians of the city.

Vienna: Private Flexible Tour by Luxury Van/Limousine

5. Vienna: Private Flexible Tour by Luxury Van/Limousine

Discover Vienna according to your own plans on the city's only private hop-on hop-off tour. A friendly driver will take you to all the main sights, traveling in the comfort of a luxury limousine or minivan just for you. Following a pick-up from your hotel, tell the driver where you want to go, or let them choose the best route for you. Drive along the Ring boulevard, and marvel at the impressive buildings built during the reign of Emperor Franz Josef, including the State Opera House, Museum of Fine Art, Parliament, and City Hall. Go to Heroes' Square to admire the vast Imperial Palace complex, former residence of the Habsburg rulers. Then, get out of town to explore the River Danube and United Nations buildings. Visit the Prater amusement park to see the iconic Ferris Wheel. En route to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburgs, pass City Park with its golden statue of Johann Strauss. Continue past St. Charles Church and the Musikverein Concert Hall. Take time to wander in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Your driver cannot accompany you inside any monument, but will get you as close as possible for your convenience. The tour ends back at your hotel or city center, according to your wishes.

Vienna: Paint the Skyline and Danube Tower Free-Ride

6. Vienna: Paint the Skyline and Danube Tower Free-Ride

Sit on the terrace of the Danube Tower and gaze over the whole of Vienna on this fantastic afternoon of painting. Pick the most striking buildings and the most beautiful aspects of the city and create your own Vienna skyline in your favorite colors. Be guided step-by-step through the painting process with help from a professional artist. Have the chance to take home your painting and keep it as a memory of your time in Vienna. Choose to paint your masterpiece on A4 or A3 paper. Afterward, take your time to enjoy the observation deck or grab a bite to eat at the Danube Tower restaurant.

Vienna and Skip-the-Line Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour

7. Vienna and Skip-the-Line Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour

Enjoy the superb service and personal atmosphere of an extensive 4-hour sightseeing tour covering the very best of Vienna's history and art and including a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. A minivan or a limousine with chauffeur is at your service throughout the entire tour. Having a separate guide and chauffeur ensures the best service and maximum flexibility: Hop off the car any time you wish with your guide while car and chauffeur waiting for you. Your guide can give you his full attention with your chauffeur ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. First of all you drive along the famous Ring boulevard. Marvel at the impressive buildings in the style of Historism constructed under Emperor Franz Josef, like the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Art, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Court Theatre and the University. On Heroe's Square, you can take pictures of the vast complex of the Imperial Palace. The former residence of the Habsburgs boasts over 2.600 rooms. Leaving the city center you get to the Danube area with the United Nations buildings and the Danube Tower. You also visit the nearby Prater amusement park with the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Back in the city center, you pass other sights like the City Park with the famous golden statue of Johann Strauss, St. Charles’ church and the concert hall of the Musikverein. On the way to the Schönbrunn Palace, you pass other sights like the City Park with the famous golden statue of Johann Strauss, St. Charles’ church and the concert hall of the Musikverein. The visit to Schonbrunn Palace and grounds (Unesco World Heritage) is another highlight of this tour. The former summer residence of the Habsburgs is Austria's number one tourist attraction. With your guide visit the impressive showrooms of the palace and learn all about court life back in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then take your time for a stroll through the amazing gardens. Skip the line: your guide will reserve your tickets in advance, so you don't have to wait in line. Other optional stops on this tour include the Belvedere Palace, the Hundertwasser Haus and the lively Naschmarkt. The tour ends back at your hotel. Decide for yourself where to stop and how much time you wish to spend at each location. Your knowledgeable guide shares intriguing stories and anecdotes with you and is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. Your chauffeur knows the best routes and shortcuts. Lots of photo opportunities.

From Stockerau: Vienna Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

8. From Stockerau: Vienna Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

A different Vienna tour: from above! The starting point is Stockerau. Trained, friendly pilots will accompany you on your flight tour. The Sightseeing Helicopter tour: First you can admire the beautiful Danube meadows and Greifenstein, then the flight route continues over Klosterburg to the Danube Island. Sights like the Danube Tower or the "Riesenrad" are the highlights of this tour. Back to the airfield you will of course still be able to enjoy a view of the Bisamberg and Kreuzenstein. Of course, you can also plan your own flight route and discuss it with the pilot on site. Our helicopter will also take you from the airport to your hotel or other destinations.

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What people are saying about The Vienna Donauturm

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,943 reviews

We went later in the day than we planned and there were no queues. It meant we got the view in daylight and after time in the cafe also in the dark. It was stunning. With your prebooked tickets you just walk to the barrier and scan them to enter. Everyone is escorted in the lift by staff.

Beautiful experience Top view at all levels Super friendly and professional staff But above all the excellence of a top level revolving restaurant To do absolutely

Very good traditional food. The music is typical with instruments and songs. The excellent boat trip, very interesting about the locks. I recommend it.

Helped us get around a very busy city and take in all the attractions even though we were only there for a short time

All expectations were met. Seat reservation drinks service buffet (very extensive and great offer) music boat trip