Image by Julia Heiligenbrunner

Climbing on Flakturm – Above Vienna’s rooftops

The outdoor season has begun!

True, there are other spots for eclectic rock climbing in the city, yet the wall on the 50 meter high flak tower at Esterházypark is definitely the one with the best view, plus: the most interesting history. 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 winds” and “crying heaven” plus when the sun goes down you have to follow its direction. Trial lessons on application, don’t bother about having all the equipment on you, it can be rented 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 and has opened their new cafe/bar/event location ocean’sky. Enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace at higher altitudes.

Across the street there’s the Apollo movie theater, architecturally interesting because of its many hallways, which easily make you mistake this building for a labyrinth.

No excuses: get there and get high!

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Esterhazypark, Vienna

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Opening Times

Daily from 14:00 - sunset


Climbing from: € 4


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)