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Ice Skating

Vienna with its Baroque palaces and cathedrals provides an ideal setting for skating rinks

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Vienna City Hall in the winter wouldn't be complete without a skating rink in front of it—Vienna Ice World. More than 500,000 skaters take advantage of this seasonal attraction. It is especially popular during school holidays and Fasching. Vienna Ice World usually hosts ice skating enthusiasts from mid-January to early March, weather permitting.

Wiener Eislaufverein, one of the oldest and largest ice rinks in Europe, is located in the heart of Vienna between the Stadpark and Konzerthaus. The ice-skating season here usually runs from late October to early March.

Another interesting option is the Engelmann Ice Rink at the top of a building in the Hernals area. It provides a nice panorama of the streets of Vienna. It usually opens the doors in the middle of October and welcomes ice skating crowds until the beginning of March.

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