Donau City Walking Tour (Self Guided), Vienna

Donau City is the 22nd district of Vienna and is located on the North bank of the Danube River. This previously undeveloped district is now the most modern part of Vienna, with contemporary office and apartment buildings, skyscrapers, international centers and the Vienna Islamic Centre. Take the following tour to catch some of these incredible sights!
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Donau City Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Donau City Walking Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Vienna Islamic Centre
  • Donauturm
  • Donaupark
  • Saturn Tower
  • Mischek Tower (Mischek Turm)
  • Austria Center Vienna
  • Donau City Kirche
  • Andromeda Tower (Andromeda Turm)
  • ARES Tower
  • Tech Gate
  • Hochhaus Neue Donau
  • Wohnturm
Vienna Islamic Centre

1) Vienna Islamic Centre

The Vienna Islamic Centre was completed in 1979, after 4 years of construction. The former Saudi Arabian King, Faisal Ben Abdul Aziz, sponsored the development of this amazing building. The center consists of a high minaret, mosque, library, multi-purpose hall and classroom. The Vienna Islamic Centre is the largest mosque in Austria, located in Vienna's 21st district Floridsdorf. The Minaret of Vienna Islamic Centre is 32 metres (105 feet) high, while the dome is 16 metres (52 feet) in height and 20 metres (66 feet) in diameter.
Sight description based on wikipedia

2) Donauturm (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

3) Donaupark (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 Nazis as an execution site during the 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.

Opening Hours:
-Always Open-
Saturn Tower

4) Saturn Tower

Designed by architects Hollein and Neumann, this is one of the most modern office buildings in Vienna. It has a height of 89 meters and its 23 floors house offices of different companies. Saturn Tower also offers a wonderful view over Vienna. Its contemporary glass surface attracts a lot of attention.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Mischek Tower (Mischek Turm)

5) Mischek Tower (Mischek Turm)

Mischek Tower was designed by Delugan Meissl and was built between 1996 and the year 2000. The tower represents Austria’s tallest apartment building with 35 floors and a height of 110 meters.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Austria Center Vienna

6) Austria Center Vienna

Austria Center Vienna is an international center that houses events of all sizes. Commitment to first-class quality will be provided for every event, be it a meeting, a trade exhibition, an international convention or a show.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Donau City Kirche

7) Donau City Kirche

Donau City Kirche is a wonderfully designed Roman Catholic parish church in Donau City. It was designed by architect Heinz Tesar and is located among Donau City’s contemporary towers and buildings.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Andromeda Tower (Andromeda Turm)

8) Andromeda Tower (Andromeda Turm)

Andromeda Tower was designed by Wilhelm Holzbauer and is another modern office building in Donau City. Completed in 1998, the tower was named after a figure of Greek mythology. It consists of 30 floors and has a total height of 113 meters.
Sight description based on wikipedia
ARES Tower

9) ARES Tower

Construction of this modern building of Donau City started in 1999 and finished in 2001. It was built by the Neumann & Partner construction company. It includes office space, a sky lobby, cafeteria and an underground car park.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Tech Gate

10) Tech Gate

Tech Gate is located at the entrance to Donau City. It has a modern environment and offers an ideal location for events with up to 600 people. At the top of the tower, on the 19th floor, you will find the Tech Lounge which features a wonderful panoramic view of Vienna.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Hochhaus Neue Donau

11) Hochhaus Neue Donau

Hochhaus Neue Donau, also known as Seidler Tower, is the tallest Austrian residential building. It has 34 floors and measures 150 meters in height. The top floor of the building includes 5 split-level penthouse apartments with wonderful panoramic views from the terraces.
Sight description based on wikipedia

12) Wohnturm

Wohnturm is another impressive Austrian residential building. Its construction began in 1996 and was completed in 1998. The building features great modern style and design.

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