True, there are other spots for eclectic rock climbing in the city, yet the wall on the 47meter high flak tower at Esterházypark is definitely the one with the best view. Once you get to the higher part of the routes – even more incentive to finish, instead of giving up halfway – you can overlook many surrounding districts, or rather rooftops of houses and the upper parts of churches and cathedrals. Because the climbing wall is an outdoor area it is closed in case of “stormy wind” and “liquid sunshine” plus when the sun goes down you have to follow its direction. Trial lessons take place Tuesdays, you have to call in for registration. You do not have to have all equipment on you, they rent everything there.
In case you are with someone who’s not too much into climbing they can hang out in the park and watch you and other future ‘rockstars’ on the wall; alternatively Haus des Meeres is worth a visit. There’s a new rooftop terrace being built at the moment which should be completed mid-summer. Opposite the street there’s Apollo movie theater, architecturally interesting because of its many hallways which sometimes make you feel like in a labyrinth.
No excuses: get high!