Climbing on Flakturm Vienna

Image by Julia Heiligenbrunner

Climbing on Flakturm – Above Vienna’s rooftops

The city center outdoor climbing spot in Vienna reopened for the season 2022! 🙂

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, 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 can overlook 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 have to 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 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) 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 just take the stairs on the side.

No excuses: get there and get high!

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Details about this spot



Esterhazypark, Vienna

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Opening Times

From 14:00 - 21:00 daily (weekends and holidays: from 12:00)


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