Donauturm, Vienna

Donauturm, Vienna (must see)

The Donauturm is the tallest structure in all of Vienna, standing an impressive 827 feet above ground level. It was built in 1964, and even to this day, it still stands as one of the 75 tallest structures on the planet. It is located just off the banks of the Danube in the 22nd District. The tower also takes its name after the famous river that flows nearby.

It took almost two years to build the structure. The construction was supervised by Eberhard Fodisch. Since that time, this place has become one of the more popular tourist attractions in all the city.

There are two super fast elevators that are used to take passengers up and down the tower. They can take you up to the observation tower, which sets 490 feet in the air over the town. You can also walk 779 steps to the top. In fact, a famous race is held each year on the steps of the Danube Tower.

There are two restaurants located in the structure – both are over 500 feet in the air. You cannot beat the view of the Danube from either of these locations. As far as design goes, the two eating establishments are pretty much identical. In terms of fair, the upper restaurant is now serving upscale cuisine.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-12am (last ride up at 11:30pm)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Donauturm on Map

Sight Name: Donauturm
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

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Landstraße Attractions Walking Tour

Landstraße Attractions Walking Tour

Landstraße is a densely populated urban district of Vienna, located southeast of the city center. Established largely during the 19th century, it is mostly known for the 18th-century castle and gardens of Belvedere, the residence of Eugene of Savoy (housing the Austrian Gallery, these days) and the Hundertwasserhaus block of flats, designed in a dream-like manner by architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Landstraße is also home to another of Hundertwasser's creations - the KunstHausWien, as well as the Museum of Art Fakes. Speaking of the fakes, the artistic value of Landstraße is anything but fake, so it is well worth exploring, as such!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Old Town Chocolate Stores

Old Town Chocolate Stores

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Old Town West Walking Tour

Old Town West Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Famous Homes of Vienna

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Vienna was once the home or temporary residence for a number of celebrated people and noble families. Talented musicians, composers, architects and even famous psychologist Sigmund Freud once resided in this beautiful city. Most of their former homes are now museums which acquaint us with the lives and works of these famous persons.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Old Town Palaces

Old Town Palaces

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

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