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Danube Tower observation deck | Experiencing 360-degree views of Vienna’s cityscape

The Danube Tower stands as a testament to modern design and engineering brilliance. At around 350 meters, the tower offers stunning views of the nearby areas. It also hosts a revolving restaurant and a Sky Bar, that offers an unparalleled dining experience amidst the clouds. Read on to know more about the Danube Tower, how to book Danube Tower tickets, its opening hours, amenities, and other details to plan your visit. 

Why visit the Danube Tower?

Why visit the Danube Tower?
  • Panoramic views of Vienna: The Danube Tower offers unparalleled panoramic views of Vienna. The tower is a breathtaking vantage point to appreciate the city's stunning architecture, historic landmarks, and the picturesque Danube River.
  • Sky-high dining experience: Enjoy a unique dining experience at the revolving Turm restaurant or the Sky Bar, situated high above the city. Savor delicious Austrian and international cuisine while taking in the changing scenery as the restaurant slowly rotates.
  • Architectural marvel: Appreciate the engineering and architectural brilliance of the Danube Tower. Standing at over 350 meters, it is an iconic Viennese landmark, showcasing modern design and technology. Exploring the tower allows you to understand its construction process and significance in Vienna's cityscape.

Danube Tower highlights

Enjoy breathtaking views from the Danube Tower

Enjoy breathtaking views

At the Danube Tower, you can go up the express lift and enjoy splendid views of the Danube basin, the Kahlenberg, the Cobenzl, the Vienna Woods, and the surrounding areas. In case the weather conditions are harsh, you can use the glazed indoor terrace. 

Dine at the Turm Restaurant in Danube Tower

Dine at the Turm Restaurant

The revolving Turm Restaurant on the upper levels of the Danube Tower offers fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounding areas. The menu is an eclectic mix of traditional dishes and contemporary cuisine.

Experience the Danube Tower Slide at the Danube Tower

Experience the Danube Tower Slide

The Danube Tower Slide is situated at an impressive 165 meters above the tower. You can slide down the northern outer side of the tower from the middle floor through the semi-transparent artwork to a height of 150 meters.

Plan your visit to Danube Tower

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Danube Tower timings

Turm Terrace:

  • 1 January 2023 to 23 December 2023, 25 to 30 December 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 10 AM to 10:30 PM
    Last ascent: 09:45 PM
    Last descent: 10:15 PM
  • 24 December, 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 10 AM to 3 PM
    Last ascent: 2:30 PM
    Last descent: 3 PM
  • 31 December, 2023: 
    Monday to Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
    Last ascent: 3:30 PM
    Last descent: 3:45 PM
Turm Slide timings
Turm Slide
  • 1 January 2023 to 23 December 2023, 25 to 30 December 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 11 AM to 9 PM
    Last slide: 9 PM
  • 24 December, 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 11 AM to 2:45 PM
    Last slide: 2:45 PM
  • 31 December, 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 11 AM to 3:45 PM
    Last slide: 3:45 PM
Turm Restaurant
  • 1 January 2023 to 23 December 2023: 
    Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays: 11:30 AM to 4 PM
    Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • 24 December 2023 to 7 January 2024:
    Lunch: 11:30 AM to 3 PM or 4 PM
Turm Cafe
  • 1 January 2023 to 23 December 2023: 
    Monday to Sunday: 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • 24 December 2023: 
    Monday to Sunday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • 31 December 2023:
    Monday to Sunday: 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Danube Tower location

Address: Donauturmplatz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria

Find on maps

  • By bus: Depending on the bus route you choose, the U1 line or U6 line reaches you to the Alte Donau station or Neue Donau station, from where you can walk up to the Danube Tower. 
  • By subway and bus line: Take the U1 line or the U6 line to reach the Alte Donau station or Neue Donau station. From both stations, you can take the 20 A bus to reach the Donauturm. By getting on the U1 line, you can also reach the VIC/Kaisermuhlen station, from where you can get the 20 A bus. 
  • By car: If you come from the airport, take the A4 Ostautobahn and exit A23 Sud-Ost-Tangente in the direction of Handelskai. You will pass through Brigittenauer Brucke, the Donauturmstrache to reach the Donauturm. While visitors with mobility challenges enjoy free parking spaces at the Tower, others have to pay a minimal charge to park their vehicles at the tower. 
  • By bicycle: The Donaupark is an ideal recreational spot. There are several biking parking spaces around the Danube Tower. 
Danube Tower facilities
  • Wheelchair-accessible spaces: In the high-speed elevators, only one visitor in a wheelchair is transported from the observation deck to exit point 1. Unfortunately, the stairs to the catering areas and the stairs to the indoor terrace cannot be accessed by wheelchair users. Strollers are not allowed inside the Danube Tower. It is best to take a Maxi-Cosi or carry your baby while going up the tower.
  • Turm Restaurant: Enjoy fine dining at a revolving restaurant that provides 360-degree views of the whole city and its surrounding areas. The menu is a delectable mix of traditional dishes and contemporary influences. 
  • Turn Cafe: Constructed in the style of the 1960s, the Turm Cafe serves Viennese coffee with traditional pastries at a height of 160 meters. 
  • Donau Brau: In the Donau Brau, you can enjoy specially brewed tower beer. A special visual surrealist technique used in this pavilion makes you seem that you are on the top levels, despite being on the ground floor.
  • Donau Shop: Make sure to pick up souvenirs from the Donau Shop for your friends and family. The shop sells an extensive collection of traditional souvenirs and personalized Donauturn mementos. 
Tips to note when visiting the Danube Tower
  • Consider visiting during golden hours: Check the opening hours of the Danube Tower and plan your visit accordingly. Consider visiting during the sunset hours to watch the entire city bathed in a soft, warm light. 
  • Bring photography essentials: The Danube Tower offers unparalleled views of Vienna, making it a prime location for capturing memorable moments. Bring your camera or smartphone to click pictures. 
  • Dress comfortably: Wear comfortable shoes as you may want to explore the observation deck and take in the panoramic views. Also, dress appropriately for the weather, as the experience can be different in various seasons.
  • Visit the Sky Bar: Make sure to relax at the Sky Bar while enjoying your favorite beverage. It's a unique experience to savor a drink with the cityscape stretching out below you.
  • Check for special events: Keep an eye out for special events or exhibitions happening at the Danube Tower. These events will enhance your visit to the Danube Tower. 
Where to eat near the Danube Tower?
  • Turm Restaurant (0.4 km away): With panoramic views of the city, savor a sophisticated blend of Austrian and international cuisines at the Turm Restaurant. The elegant ambiance coupled with impeccable service makes for an amazing dining experience.
  • Donau Brau (0.4 km away): Located by the Danube River, this brewery offers a diverse selection of craft beers brewed on-site paired with traditional Austrian dishes.
  • Gasthaus Kopp (1.3 km away): From hearty schnitzels to regional specialties, Gasthaus Kopp provides a genuine taste of Viennese culinary traditions.
  • Wirtshaus Am Wasserpark (1.3 km away): In this restaurant, you can enjoy classic Austrian dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients.
  • Drunter & Druber (0.7 km away): This restaurant blends international and Austrian flavors creatively, offering a diverse range of dishes. The lively atmosphere and innovative culinary approach make it a unique and memorable culinary destination.
Attractions near the Danube Tower
  • The Belvedere Palace: Surrounded by splendid gardens, the Belvedere Palace is a Baroque architectural masterpiece in Vienna. It houses various iconic artworks, including Gustave Klimt’s The Kiss, and offers a glimpse into Austria’s cultural heritage. 
  • Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel: This iconic structure dates back to 1897. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city while relishing a nostalgic ride that has become a symbol of Vienna's charm and history.
  • Tutanchamun Immersive Exhibition: Step into the ancient world of Tutankhamun at this immersive exhibition in Vienna. Through cutting-edge technology, you can embark on a captivating journey into the life and treasures of the young pharaoh.
  • Schonnbrunn Palace: Explore the opulent history of Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the summer residence of the Habsburgs, it boasts stunning architecture, lavish gardens, and the world's oldest zoo.

Frequently asked questions about Danube Tower tickets

How much is a ticket to go up the Danube Tower?

Danube Tower tickets that include access to the tower and admission to the express lift start from €18. These tickets also include access to the open viewing platform at 150 meters, the central floor at 165 meters, the indoor terrace, and the Turm Cafe.

How to book tickets to the Danube Tower?

We recommend you purchase Danube Tower tickets online as it is more convenient and saves time and money. You can book tickets in advance to ensure that you have a hassle-free experience on the day of your visit.

Why should I book Danube Tower tickets online?

If you book Danube Tower tickets online, you can avoid standing in long lines and get guaranteed access to the attraction no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. You can also chance upon discounted deals and combo offers when booking tickets online.

What do Danube Tower tickets include?

Danube Tower entry tickets include access to the tower, admission to the express lift, access to the open viewing platform at 150 meters, the central floor at 165 meters, the indoor terrace, and Turm Cafe. These tickets start from €18 and you can also cancel them for free up to 24 hours before the experience begins. 

Are discounts available on Danube Tower tickets?

If you purchase Danube Tower tickets online, you can chance upon discounted deals and valuable add-ons. The Danube Tower entry tickets allow you to visit the observation deck, central floor, and indoor terrace, use the express lift, and dine at the Turm Cafe.

What is the cancellation policy for Danube Tower tickets?

If you book Danube Tower tickets online and you have a change in plans, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. 

How long does it take to complete a Danube Tower tour?

The express lift at the Danube Tower zooms up in seconds, making sure that you have ample time to soak in the panoramic views of Vienna from the observation deck. You can stay for an hour or two, take in the sights, and dine at the Turm Restaurant at the Danube Tower.