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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    City walk 4a

    This marked walk will take you from the centre of Ottakring and over the Wilhelminenberg in the direction of the Vienna Woods. Schloss Wilhelminenberg with its fantastic view over Vienna is a perfect place to stop for refreshment.  You can end your walk with a glass of good Viennese wine in one of Ottakring's traditional wine taverns or Heurigen – in Gallitzinstraße or in Alt-Ottakring.

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    10er Marie

    Traditional rustic atmosphere, benches under the trees, typical local food, prominent guests and local wine from the Fuhrgassl-Huber family – that is the best way to describe Vienna's oldest Heuriger or wine tavern. And all that, even though the underground (U6 Thaliastraße) stops virtually in front of the door. The wine tavern at Alt-Ottakring Nr. 10 was called after the beautiful daughter Maria!

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    Klee am Hanselteich

    Although the restaurant is situated in the middle of Vienna, in Klee am Hanselteich you feel as though you were in the country. In addition to lots of nature, guests appreciate the mainly classical Austrian dishes, such as boiled beef and Viennese schnitzel. If you want something lighter, then there is also a choice of Mediterranean dishes. Klee in the 17th district in the perfect place to switch off and relax - both in summer and in winter.   

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    When the weather is good, the observation tower in Ottakring is definitely a must for visitors to Vienna. On clear days, the view extends over large parts of the Vienna Basin and to the Kalkalpen mountains, including the Schneeberg. If you are afraid of heights, you should think twice about the visit: the observation deck is located at a height of 31 metres - but the view over Vienna is truly breathtaking.

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    Villa Aurora

    Don't be put off because it is overgrown. Because the Villa Aurora - also known as Predigtstuhl - lies partly hidden, halfway to Wilhelminenberg. It's not only the view over Ottakring which makes hearts beat faster. The combination of Austrian and Hungarian cuisine is also worth the (nice) walk. A little tip: the numerous variations of cordon bleu.

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