Ice-skating on the Rooftops of Vienna


The ice-skating rink at Schloss Wilhelminenberg, the closest one can get to “up on the rooftop” | Photo: Franz Gruber

The largest ice-skating rink in Vienna opened 17 Nov. in front of Schloss Wilhelminenberg. Spanning 200m², Schloss Wilhelminenberg On Ice is also the highest ice rink in the city, situated on the Eastern slope of the Gallitzinberg in the 16th-District portion of the Wienerwald.

With the motto “Ice skating over the roofs of Vienna”, views from the rink stretch over the entire city, offering a one-of-a-kind backdrop to your figure-eights. The elegant Schloss Wilhelminenberg is stunning, built in the early 20th century, with high facades, pillars and mansard roofs. The building is now a four-star hotel, a location for wedding parties and conferences, and on grounds that include a 120,000 m² park.

Bus 46B provides access to the castle from Ottakring U-Bahn station. The rink is open till 21:00, even on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays so you can take in the lights of nocturnal Vienna. The breath-taking view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Votivkirche and the Rathaus at night makes the trip worthwhile.

17 Nov. – 20 Jan. 2013
Schloss Wilhelminenberg
16., Savoyenstrasse 2
Mon. – Fri., 14:00 – 21:00
Sat., Sun. and public holidays, 10:00 – 21:00
Children 0-3 – free entrance
Ages 3-6 – €3; 6-14– €4; 14 and up – €5.50

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