Image by Julia Heiligenbrunner

Climbing on Flakturm – Above Vienna’s rooftops

I have this thing for honesty, so here it is, the naked truth:
there are other spots for eclectic rock climbing in the city. But, the wall on the 50 meter high flak tower at Esterházypark is definitely the one with the best view, plus has the most interesting history. Once you get to the higher part of the routes (even more inducement to finish instead of giving up halfway;) you can overlook surrounding districts, rooftops of houses and the upper parts of churches and cathedrals.

The climbing wall 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.

If you are with someone who’s not too much into climbing they can hang out in the park, watch you and other future ‘rockstars’ on the wall, or alternatively from above: the rooftop terrace cafe ( ocean’sky ) of Haus des Meeres is worth a visit.

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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Address

Esterhazypark, Vienna

Telephone number

+4315854748

Opening Times

Daily from 14:00 - sunset

Price

Climbing from: € 4

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