Climbing on Flakturm Vienna

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Climbing on Flakturm – Above Vienna’s rooftops

The city center outdoor climbing spot in Vienna re-opens for this year’s season: 1st of June! ­čÖé

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 the one with the best view, plus has an 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 the surrounding districts, rooftops of houses and the upper parts of churches and cathedrals.

The climbing wall will be closed when there is stormy weather or rain, plus when the sun goes down, you have to follow its direction. They offer trial lessons, don’t bother about having all the equipment on you, you can rent it there.

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

By the way, it was under construction last year to create a viewing platform on top and the biggest vertical garden in the area. The tower changed its look and now you can take the stairs on the outside for the view only if the aqua zoo isn’t your thing (photo to come;).

No excuses: get there and get high!

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Esterhazypark, Vienna

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Daily from 14:00 - sunset


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