Vienna is built on hilly terrain – you can see that not only in the city’s many bridges and stairways, but also in its panoramic vantage points. Whether you climb to the summits of the Cobenzl or Kahlenberg mountains or to the top of one of its iconic buildings and towers, there are breathtaking views awaiting you. Find out more on the top floor of The Capri, your hotel in Vienna.
Giant Ferris Wheel
With its iconic red carriages, the Riesenrad Giant Ferris Wheel is one of Vienna’s most famous sights. One full rotation takes takes 4:15 minutes, but in reality it’s slower: the wheel only moves the distance between two carriages before it stops to let passengers get on and off.
One of Vienna’s most popular vantage points is of course the Stephansdom, St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Even it’s not quite the church’s highest point, 343 steps will get you to the “Türmerstube” of the south tower, from where you can gaze from a height of 72 metres down on the bustle of Vienna’s city centre.
A popular day trip destination is the Cobenzl, the mountain that got its name from Count Johann Philipp Cobenzl. He bought the land in the 18th century and made it famous thanks to his dairy. As well as the newly built Cobenzl Palace, attractions in this charming corner of Vienna include the Café-Restaurant Oktogon, the wineries and the children’s farm at Landgut Cobenzl.
The Danube Tower is Austria’s tallest building at 252 metres. It was built in 1964 as part of the International Garden Exhibition, and can be climbed in 35 seconds via two express elevators. At the top you’re rewarded with panoramic views stretching as far as the Alps, and excellent dining at the revolving restaurant.
The Kahlenberg is one of the most beloved mountains in Vienna and can be seen from all over the city – especially since the construction of the 165-metre-high transmission tower in 1974. If you’d like a comfortable ride to the summit, you can take the bus. If you’re feeling fit, you can climb the Kahlenberg via one of the many scenic hiking trails.
The Jubiläumswarte is another lookout in the Vienna Woods with spectacular views. The tower was opened in 1898 for the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph, and is located 449 metres above sea level on the Wilhelminenberg mountain.
Whether it’s from the majestic Gloriette, Belvedere Palace, the Haus des Meeres aquarium or rooftop bars, Vienna offers plenty of great opportunities to observe the city from above. Be inspired at The Capri and start your sightseeing tour right at the hotel, where each floor is devoted to a different Viennese theme. Photos and text in each room tell an individual story along that theme. Get ready for your holiday in Vienna – we at The Capri are looking forward to your reservation or your non-binding enquiry.