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Donauturm, Vienna

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
Take in a panoramic overview of the city from the 252 m (827 ft) tall Donauturm. Opened in 1964 during the preparation for the Viennese International Horticultural Show, this structure has become a part of the skyline. Use one of the two high-speed elevators to reach the observation deck at 150 m (490 ft). The glassed-in terrace shields the visitors from strong winds and bad weather conditions. Dine at one of the two revolving restaurants. The tower also features a bungee-jumping site. Be aware that during strong winds the elevators only travel at half speed. Plan to see Donauturm and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vienna holiday planner.
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  • The place is perfect to enjoy the views from a very high distance. There is bungee jumping available as well. The restaurant was fully booked so we went for a snack in their cafeteria. The food was gr...  more »
  • Nice location to sit and enjoy desert while enjoying Vienna nice view. Recommended during nice weather.  more »
  • The terasse cafè has an amazing view of the city and it rounds very slowly so you can enjoy all the landscape while eating or drinking something. Prices are even lower than some other place of Vienna ...  more »