In the heart of Vienna but in the countryside too


Vienna is a green oasis and anyone visiting Vienna can - if they want to – relax in the open air while enjoying culinary delights, reading a good book or even being physically active.

Zoos and parks in Vienna

The green side of the city

Whether zoo or park, there are many green spots outside of the city centre.


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At home in the mountains



On the opposite side of Hietzing it goes uphill in the direction of Wilhelminenberg. This is where physical activity really starts, because a perfect way to explore the hill or mountain is on foot. Once at the top, you have a unique panoramic view of Vienna and Schönbrunn. And after all that hard work, you can go to one of the hidden insider places. Here you can sit back, enjoy the view and relax with a refreshing glass of sparkling homemade elderberry juice. On the Wilhelminenberg you can also discover a stranded boat! Yes, that's right: a boat on the mountain - if there is such a thing, then certainly only in Vienna.

Enjoy Vienna from above

A picture postcard view

Whoever said that it is not possible to go hiking in the city was wrong. Walk up the Wilhelminenberg including a welcome break and a view over the whole city!

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Cotton candy without a guilty conscience

The Vienna Prater is not only known for its great funfair, but also offers a lot of green recreation oases beside its many rides. Specially in good weather, the motto is: grab a blanket including a good book and let the sun shine on you with a bottle of rosé or something similar. But beside lazing around, the Prater is also suitable for the daily work-out. On the Praterallee, there are many running routes to discover. Those who like it more leisurely can simply relax with a long walk. The Prater also has a tennis court and a riding stable.

Swap the Giant Ferris Wheel for the green Kaiserwiese

Exchange the fairground for a footpath

The Prater, Vienna’s famous recreation area, can also be quiet and peaceful.  There is nothing to stop you going on a city hike – either with a picnic on the green Kaiserwiese, a walk along the main boulevard through the Prater or a stop in one of the restaurants on the way.

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hotels: Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg, Parkhotel Schönbrunn



Born in Simmering in Vienna and a passionate young driver of Vienna’s horse-drawn carriages, he has a weakness for literature and stories from the backyard. He loves to show the city to strangers and to tell them stories that not everyone knows.  Ronni knows that Vienna is really a village. And he likes that at least as much as his job.

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