Vienna From Above

The best places to see Vienna from a completely different perspective.

  1. St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The highest point you can climb to in the first district of the City, it’s not the easiest of walks up to the top, but my god is it worth it.

2. The Coffee House at Justizpalast

A lovely quiet spot with beautiful views and good coffee – really, what more could you want?

3. The Surrounding Hills

Take a walk up Cobenzl, Kahlenberg or Leopoldsberg mountains for some of the best views of the City. With all locations easily accessible via bus from the City centre they aren’t views that you’ll want to miss!

4. Bellevue-Wiese

A beautiful park on the edge of the city with views you’ll want to sit down and have a picnic to take in.

5. Gloriette at Palace Schönbrunn

Not only can you walk around the most BEAUTIFUL palace grounds and feel like an utter princess – the views are to die for. So stunning it’s a very popular proposal spot so keep your eye out for couples sharing that special moment!

6. Akakiko Restaurant Rooftop Terrace

During the summer you can enjoy a beautiful view whilst enjoying a delicious meal.

7. Haus des Meeres (Aquarium)

My absolute personal favourite location. It offers a fantastic experience and interactive walkthrough of the aquarium, finishing off with the option of food and drinks in the restaurant-cafe at the very top of the building, and obviously the fantastic view! The building also boasts a lot of history and dedicates a whole room to this for those who take interest in that area.