7. Winter wonderland Vienna
You do not have to curl up in your apartment in winter! Grab your jacket, bonnet, scarf and gloves and discover Vienna in winter. If you are lucky, you will find a scenery with fresh snow that is especially quiet and untouched in the morning. Even on sunny days, the city offers beautiful paths and parks. Here are some tips:
Prater Main Alley
Address: U1 „Praterstern“
The Prater Hauptallee takes you through the Green Prater from Praterstern to the Lusthaus. The 4.4km long alley is surrounded by chestnut trees and is perfect for a relaxed stroll. Enjoy the quiet and nature in the middle of Vienna. If you start at Praterstern, you can treat yourself to a warm cup of coffee at Lusthaus.
Pötzleinsdorfer Castle Park
Address: Geymüllergasse Pötzleinsdorfer, Schloßpark, 1180 Vienna (41A „Pötzleinsdorf“)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm
Pötzleinsdorfer Castle Park is one of the most beautiful excursion destinations in the 18th district. The park is a beautiful piece of nature with playgrounds, sports areas, animal enclosures and small restaurants. You can toboggan with your own sledge down the hill next to the main entrance in winter. Dogs are not allowed in the park.
Address: Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, 1110 Vienna (S train „Zentralfriedhof“, 11 & 71 „Zentralfriedhof 1. Tor“)
Opening hours: daily 8:00am-5:00pm
The Central Cemetery is not only a final resting place, but also a place for relaxation and contemplation. The park is always worth a stroll. You can discover cenotaphs, a cemetery church, Jewish cemetery and small forests with the Hearonymus app. This app is a free audio guide that is available in English and German and also offline.
Vienna has a lot to offer in winter! So grab some warm clothes and discover the capital in the coldest time of the year! If the weather lets you down completely, we have the perfect bad weather programme for Vienna! And if you prefer to spend a cozy day in your STUWO dormitory, here are some quick and easy recipes for Christmas cookies to spread wintery vibes and a lovely scent in the common kitchen.