The city center outdoor climbing spot in Vienna reopened for the season 2023! 🙂
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 has the best view. Also, it 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 will have a view of the surrounding districts, rooftops, and the upper parts of churches and cathedrals once you turn your head.
The climbing wall will be closed when rain clouds pull up. Also, when the sun goes down, you must follow its direction. They offer trial lessons, don’t worry about not having all the equipment on you, you can rent it there.
If you are with someone not into climbing, they can hang out in the park to watch you and other ‘rockstars’ on the wall or from above: the rooftop terrace (cafe) of Haus des Meeres is worth a visit. They recently built the viewing platform on top and the biggest vertical garden in the area. The tower changed its look, and if the aqua zoo isn’t your thing, but you came for the view, you can now take the stairs on its side.
No excuses: get there and get high!