Are you up for an exhilarating winter experience? Make your way to downtown Vienna for the Vienna Ice Dream (Wiener Eistraum). Between Burgtheater and Rathausplatz, all the way to Parliament, the area has been transformed into a winter paradise for sports enthusiasts. This is the Vienna Ice Dream, extending from January to March.
The Vienna Ice Dream was founded more than 25 years ago to provide an affordable, accessible winter sports experience for everyone. Each season, hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists come to experience this festival offered by the city of Vienna.
City Hall’s illuminated facade is the backdrop for Vienna Ice World. The 9,500-square-meter (102,257-square-foot) ice landscape includes four large ice skating rinks ranging in size from 420 square meters to 1,850 square meters. Beginning and experienced skaters alike enjoy lots of space for sweeping laps and graceful curves on the ice. Buy tickets here.
Dream Paths For Gentle Gliding
The Traumpfade (Dream Paths) are perfect for beginners and those who prefer to glide at a gentler pace. These paths, totaling 500 meters (1,640 feet) in length, pass through the beautifully lit Rathauspark. How convenient that they connect the large ice rinks to one another!
Sky Rink For Views, Tunes, And Illumination
Looking for something with a little more zing? Head to Sky Rink. This 1,150-square-meter (12,378-square-foot), first-floor ice terrace is easily accessed by a 120-meter access ramp. The views are impressive, and the experience is augmented with Radio Wien’s DJs and special effects lighting.
Gustatory Delights (Eats!)
The Ice Dream has a delicacy for every palate. Offerings focus on sustainable and organic food produced in nearby regions.
Edison on Ice offers steaks, winter salads, and fresh bread. In addition, they have special family-style menus. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Location: indoor gastronomy, near Felderstraße
Tesla Coffee & Concept offers the first wood-fired grill at Vienna’s Ice Dream. It’s the perfect place to grab a snack like cheese krankst or ćevapčići flatbread. There are even special family-tasting plates with grilled and meatless specialties.
Location: large gastronomy, near indoor gastronomy
Location: large gastronomy, near Sky Rink
CUTZ is the place for the treats you’ll need to keep up your stamina on the ice! They offer ice cream specialties and fresh pastries.
Location: under the Sky Rink
No Skates, No Problem!
So, you don’t own skates. Not to worry! Viennese Ice Dream has a skate rental service with 2,000 pairs of skates in a variety of sizes. Best of all, the skates are pre-warmed! In addition, they offer free helmets and adjustable double runners while supplies last.
If you have your own skates, you can get them sharpened on-site. In addition, since you’ll want to skate unencumbered, you can rent one of 900 lockers.
Prices And Tickets
4-hour ice skating tickets purchased online are € 7.65 ($8.29) for adults, € 5.40 ($5.85) for children, and €6 ($6.50) for seniors. View the complete price list and save 10 percent on your tickets by booking online.
Pro Tip: To avoid long lines at the ticket office, scan your ticket’s QR code at the turnstiles.
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