Donaupark, Vienna

Donaupark, Vienna (must see)

Donaupark is a shining example of what a city can do rejuvenate an area and turn a tragic place into a place of joy. This park covers around 200 acres of land that used to be home to the city trash dump. Prior to that time, this area was used by the Nazi’s as an execution site during period from the 1930s through the 1940s.

In the 1960s the city decided to clean up the area and turn it into a green zone. The park now has something for almost everyone. A miniature train runs around the perimeter, a skate park is there for the skater crowd, concerts are held here, and a great game of tennis can all be enjoyed on the grounds. It is a great place to have a picnic lunch, take a stroll or read a book on a warm day. If traveling with kids, this is a great place to let them run off some energy before seeing another building full of “don’t touch” items. The Donautürm is also located here, and the view from the top is incredible.

There is plenty of parking available as well as public transportation. With its location on the Danube, this park can become crowded on weekends and holidays, so go early during these times, or visit during the weekday.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Donaupark
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Donau City Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Vienna, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vienna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Alsergrund & Josefstadt Tour

Alsergrund & Josefstadt Tour

Alsergrund, the ninth district of Vienna, is associated with many notable names of Viennese art and science. It is the birthplace of Romantic composer Franz Schubert. Ludwig van Beethoven died here in his apartment at Schwarzspanierstraße 15. Berggasse 19 is the former residence and office of Sigmund Freud. Josefstadt is the smallest district in Vienna. Most mayors of Vienna have lived here, as does Austria's current president.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Music Venues Walking Tour

Music Venues Walking Tour

To call Vienna the "Music Capital of the World" would not be an exaggeration. It is home to a vast range of magnificent music venues where you can enjoy the sounds of Mozart’s arias, fabulous compositions by the "King of Waltz" Johann Strauss, famous Viennese Waltzes and other superb works of world-known musicians. Come enjoy the majestic sounds you will hear in some of the most popular music venues of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Wieden Sights Walking Tour

Wieden Sights Walking Tour

Wieden is the 4th district of Vienna, it is near the center and also one of the oldest in the city. Although it was established as district only in 1850, it traces its roots all the way back to the 1100s, particularly its main street, by the same name. As the sight of the former royal residence of Ferdinand II, it is home to a number of wonderful historic landmarks and museums, as well as a number of select shops and cafes.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Old Town Palaces

Old Town Palaces

Among all of the amazing sites Vienna offers, none are more breathtaking than the palaces found around the city. All of them have maintained their great history, art collections, luxury interior and refinement through the last 4 centuries. Many of them were restored and became elite conventional centers. This tour will will guide you to some of Vienna's greatest royal homes in the Innere Stadt (Old Town).

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Old Town Museums Tour

Old Town Museums Tour

Thanks to its glorious past, Vienna is home to almost one hundred museums. This wonderful city offers a wide range of local history and culture museums exhibiting Vienna’s unique history and culture. This tour will guide you to most famous museums located in the Old Town of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

The Hofburg area has been the seat of Austrian government since 1279 for a sequence of empires and republics. Throughout centuries, it has been expanded to include various institutions, such as The Imperial Chapel, The Naturhistorisches Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, The Austrian National Library and more. The area is also home to the former imperial palace, which now forms part of the official residence of the Austrian President. Alongside the governmental and cultural buildings, Hofburg houses the Spanish Riding School and the Imperial Horse Stables, which is something animal lovers might find particularly entertaining.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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