Best time to visit Vienna

Ice Skating

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

Ice Skating in Vienna 2020 - Best Time
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Christoph Sammer

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.

Skating rink in front of the City Hall 2020
Skating rink in front of the City Hall

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.