Vienna is not a 3-day destination getaway. There is simply too much to enjoy and experience in Vienna to visit for only 3 days. A trip to Schönbrunn Palace, for example, would best be experienced over an entire day. The same can be said for the Prater Amusement Park. Then you still need to visit the opera, see the cathedrals, cruise the Danube, visit castles, museums, and market places, and attend Mozart concerts. How do you fit it all in? In order to get a better view of the city and its majestic size, I found two great viewing destinations: the Danube Tower and the Giant Ferris Wheel at Prater Amusement Park. From here, I gained perspective on the size and location of things in Vienna.
The magical view over all of Vienna can be experienced at the Danube Tower, a 150 m high viewing terrace with a spectacular view over the cosmopolitan city of Vienna. The terrace on the Donauturm comprises a fully accessible, open-air platform and a two-storey glass-paned inside section.
A landmark of Vienna, The Giant Ferris Wheel, gives a view of the city from almost 200 feet up. The Giant Ferris Wheel is open year round and is one of the most frequented attractions in the Danube metropolis. As part of the Prater Amusement Park, it is a place of nostalgic dreams for many, an oasis of greenery for others, and the ideal viewing spot for me.
I need more time. I just arrived and I’m leaving tomorrow. With a fantastic view of Vienna, I’ll return to explore more and discover the majestic sights seen from above.