7th floor Vienna vistas

Vienna views

Looking at Vienna from above

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.

The Ferris wheel at the Wiener Prater.

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.

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Horse statue in front of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Belvedere Palace

Find out more about the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt. Combine art and sightseeing during your Vienna vacation.

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View from the restaurant "Oben"

Pleasure with a view

Rooftop bars and restaurants in Vienna: the family-run hotel The Capri gives you the best tips for wining and dining with a view.

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House of the Sea

The Haus des Meeres aquarium displays a colourful underwater world right in the heart of Vienna. Also worth a visit: the observation deck on the roof of the World War II anti-aircraft tower.

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Reflection of the Stepansdom in Vienna

Saint Stephen’s Cathedral

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.

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Experience a boat trip on the Danube in Vienna

Vienna from the Water

Vienna also offers scenic views from the water. Find out more about river cruises on the Danube, as well as paddle boat and rowboat options.

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View from the Cobenzl

The Viennese Cobenzl

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.

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View of Vienna from the Donauturm

The Donauturm

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.

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The Kahlenberg

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.

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View from the Viennese Jubiläumswarte

The Viennese Jubiläumswarte

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.

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Gloriette in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace

The Gloriette of the Schönbrunn Palace

Art Nouveau in Vienna: the architects, features and buildings of the revolutionary Jugendstil art movement. Discover Vienna’s stunning Art Nouveau architecture.

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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.