Parks and walking trails
Vienna has many parks which can be reached easily by public transport. Favourites of students are the Danube island (Donauinsel), the Prater, the Laaerberg, city park (Stadtpark) and the town hall park (Rathauspark). Further information can be found underParkanlagen in WienWanderwege in und um Wien
Lobau – National park Donau-Auen (Danube flood plains)
The Danube flood plains have been protected with national park status. The natural swimming pools in the Lobau are also very popular for instance the Dechant or the Panozzalacke.
Barbeque places in Vienna
Barbequing in Vienna is only permitted in one’s own garden or at specific places. The barbeque places must be reserved however before use. Popular places are to be found on the Danube island (Donauinsel) and the new Danube (Neue Donau). Further public places are at Steinhofgründen or near the Höhenstraße.
Walks in Vienna (Wiener Spaziergänge)
“Vienna in the Footsteps of the Third Man”, “Murder, Witchcraft, Hangmen - Justitia Viennensis” or “Let’s talk Tachles - Yiddish Stories from Vienna” (only conducted in German): Themed walks are available for these and many other topics in all of Vienna under
Walks in Vienna
Schönbrunn – Palace and Zoo
Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most important visitor attractions in Vienna. There are many beautiful places in the palace park to discover and see, e.g. the maze, the palm house or the Japanese garden. Nearby is the oldest zoo in the world (1752) with aquaria, terraria, desert experience house, a polarium and many other attractions. Schönbrunn PalaceZoo Schönbrunn
Ferris wheel, torture chamber, mini-railway and the Schweizerhaus “Swiss House Restaurant”: The Prater ranks among the oldest entertainment parks in the world.Prater
Böhmischer Prater (Czech Prater)
The Böhmischer Prater has existed as a recreation area for over 150 years and offers numerous children’s attractions as well as a BMX course and a running checkpoint.Böhmischer Prater