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The Donauturm (or Danube Tower) is the tallest structure in Austria, standing an impressive 827 ft (252m) high. Visitors to the viewing platform at 492 ft (150m) will get great views over the whole of Vienna, the Danube, and the hills that surround the city. There is also a café and a revolving restaurant serving great food and Viennese pastries, so visitors can enjoy the taste of Vienna while enjoying the scenery.
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Skip the ticket lines at Donauturm when you book in advance.
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Vienna Pass

Visit the Donauturm and a host of other attractions when you buy a Vienna Pass!
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3 tips for visiting the Donauturm

View from the Danube Tower | Pixabay
Save money with the Vienna PassAs a city ticket, the Vienna Pass includes admission to Vienna's most important attractions and museums as well as hop-on hop-off tours at a package price that is unbeatable when the program is packed. Admission to the Donauturm (Danube Tower) is also already included.
Danube Tower at dusk | Pixabay
Interaktive Panorama Screens show you the surrounding sightsInteractive panorama screens provide information in eight languages about surrounding attractions of the city. By using the touch function, you can zoom in very close to the attractions. Furthermore you can get more detailed informations about the surrounding sights. A special night mode shows the highlights of the city even in the dark.
Pastries and moreIt is not only the revolving café that offers curd cheese or apple strudel and similar local highlights: typical Austrian-regional cuisine is also on offer in the revolving restaurant.
Vienna from above | Flickr: Michael Pollak CC BY 2.0

Danube Tower: the best viewpoint of Vienna and the Danube River

On a clear day, from the Donauturm (Danube Tower) you have a distant view up to 80 km (nearly 50 miles), so that the Slovak capital Bratislava comes into view.
Located across from the historic Old Town in Vienna's 22nd district and next to the modern skyscrapers of Danube City, the Danube Tower offers a 360-degree panorama of all the aspects that make Vienna such an exciting city.

The surrounding Danube Park is also a great place to take a break before or after a visit to the Donauturm (Danube Tower) in Vienna.

History of the Donauturm (Danube Tower)

As part of the construction work for the 1964 Vienna International Garden Show, the Danube Tower was erected starting in 1962. The two revolving restaurants, the café at a height of 525 ft and the revolving restaurant at 558 ft were already planned at that time and completed in time for the show.

Vienna's highest observation decks

Total height
Height of observation deck
Open since
DonauturmVienna | Austria
252m#1 in Vienna#1 in Austria#66 worldwide
165m#2 in Vienna#2 in Austria#68 worldwide
DC TowerVienna | Austria
250m#2 in Vienna#2 in Austria#67 worldwide
220m#1 in Austria#61 worldwide
St. Stephen's CathedralVienna | Austria
136m#3 in Vienna#3 in Austria#79 worldwide
72m#3 in Austria#80 worldwide
Burj KhalifaDubai | UAE
828m#1 in UAE#1 worldwide
585m#1 in UAE#1 worldwide
Empire State BuildingNew York | USA
443m#3 in USA#17 worldwide
373m#3 in USA#14 worldwide
Eiffel TowerParis | France
324m#1 in France#42 worldwide
276m#1 in France#36 worldwide
Donauturm is number 2 in Vienna and number 68 on the worldwide list of the tallest buildings with an observation deck.

General information

opening hours

The Donauturm (Danube Tower) is open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. until 10.30 p.m. (last Ascent 9.45 p.m., last Descent 10.15 p.m). Due to weather conditions the opening hours may change at short notice.


Donauturm Aussichtsturm- und Restaurantbetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H
Donauturmplatz 1
1220 Vienna


Tickets cost €18,00 for adults, and €14,40 for seniors aged 65 and older with ID card, for students until 27 years with ID card, and teenagers from age 15 to 19. Children aged between 6 and 14 pay €10,80. Children aged between 3 and 5 years pay €5,40. Children under the age of 3 can enter free of charge, also wheel chair user enter free of charge. Furthermore there are discounts at the frontdesk for civil and basic military service with ID card and people with disabilities.

how to get there

The Donauturm (Danube Tower) can be easily reached by taking the U1 Metro to the VIC/Kaisermühlen station or to the Alte Donau station or by taking the U6 Metro to the Neue Donau station. From both stations you can take the bus line 20A to the station Donauturm. The Donauturm is also a stop on the Vienna Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off tours. A limited number of parking spaces are available at the Donauturm. Guests are asked to park at the nearby public car parks.
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