Vienna is indeed a great city to visit. The place has so many attractions and places match any kinds of getaway in the city. One of the renowned sites in Vienna is the Donautrum. It was open to public in April year 1964. Vienna Donautrum was identified as the highest freestanding building in Austria, measuring 252 meters, the tallest building in Austria and included in the 75 tallest towers in the whole world. The tower is just located close to the north bank of Danube River in Donaustadt.
Donautrum was built during the year 1962 until 1964. The place was designed by architect Hannes Lintl, for Viennese International Horticultural Show during the year 1962. The groundbreaking of this tower in Vienna happens on October 12, 1962. After 18 months of constructing the building, it was open on April 16, 1964 by President Adolf Scharf. From then on, the tower becomes part of Viennese skyline and turn to be famous look point as well as tourist attractions in the city. The tower is located at the center of Donaupark, which was created to host Vienna’s 22nd District horticultural fair.
Climbing the Vienna Donautrum you are able to see the magnificent view of Vienna. By taking the express lift until 150 meters high, you will reach the viewing terrace and get amaze of the magnificent view above the Vienna cosmopolitan city to the fullest. Whether it is day or night, the place offer great scenery of the city. The terrace on the tower is a two storey glass-paned in the inside section, open-air platform and fully accessible. The glass inside the terrace let visitors to be able to enjoy the overlooking view of the city Vienna even if there is strong wind outside or bad weather conditions. Because of the magnificent view that the place has, it became a popular venue for extraordinary events.
Before visiting the place, it is better to know the open hours of the establishments located in the site. This is for you to be able to plan well the visiting in the place. The observation deck of the place as well as the elevator first operation starts at 10 in the morning to midnight from Monday until Sunday. The last drive going up is at 11:30 in the evening. The restaurant of the place starts to operate from 11:30 in the morning, then 3 in the afternoon and 6 in the evening until midnight from Mondays through Sundays. The café of the place starts to operate at 10 in the morning until midnight from Monday until Sunday.
If you are a tourist in Vienna, going at Donautrum is the best thing to do in the city. If you like, watching beautiful scenery or you would like to climb up then this is the place that you need to visit at. If you will visit the city for a romantic getaway, this is definitely a great place to have. Dinner date in the place will definitely complete your romantic escapade in the city.