The park and botanical garden of donaupark en Vienna which was built between 1963 and 1964 on an island between the Danube and Old Danube. The park stands out for hosting the Danube Tower, the tallest building in Austria.
El park it has a total of about 800 thousand square meters. It is surrounded by gardens, meadows, restaurants with terraces and pedestrian walkways with bicycle lanes. In summer it attracts swimmers, rowers and surfers; while in winter it is the favorite place for ice skaters. At the end of June, it is the scene of the "Donauinselfest" one of the largest open-air concerts in the world.
La Danube Tower It measures 252 meters and from its platform you can see the entire city and its forests. It was built for the International Horticulture Show of Vienna, and from that moment it has defined the sky of the city.
Within the Tower there is a platform with a 360º viewpoint that can be reached by the 776 steps or by the two elevators that arrive in 34 seconds. During summers, the platform is also a meeting point for fans of the free fall jump. Finally, one cannot fail to mention the revolving restaurants “Panorama” and “Donauwalzer”, which offer typical food from Vienna.
El donaupark it is open to the public at any time. The Danube Tower open every day from 10:00 to 23:00. Adults pay 5,90 euros and children between 6 to 14 years old 4,30 euros.
Both are located in the district of Donaustadt, in the northern part of Vienna. There are no direct tram or metro connections, but it is not far from public transport stops. In the subway Vienna (U-Bahn), you should take the U1 lines to the Kaisermühlen or Alte Donau stops. With the U6 you can go to the Neue Donau stop. From all these stops you must walk about 10 to 15 minutes. If you don't want to walk, you can take bus 20B from these stops, which leaves you at the park gate. The Tower You can see it from anywhere, so it's hard to get lost.
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